Young people and tourists experience Nguyen Thuong Hien food street

HO CHI MINH City – Nguyen Thuong Hien Food Street, District 3, is a dining address that is attracting a lot of tourists and young people, with many cheap street foods.

Nguyen Thuong Hien Food Street is 368 m long (from Dien Bien Phu Street to Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3) operates from 7 pm to 11 pm every day, starting to welcome guests on the evening of December 21, 2022. The gate to the neighborhood at both ends is fitted with signs, decorated with lights as well as renovated the landscape.

The Nguyen Thuong Hien culinary project is currently only deployed in Ward 4, connecting two routes Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Dien Bien Phu. Here, the two sides of the road are drawn about 1m wide to display tables and chairs for visitors to experience. On the route, there are 92 food businesses and 51 shops selling clothes, shoes and beauty products.

At 19:00, shops are allowed to set up tables and chairs to sell food and drink to customers. The shops provide their own chairs when they have not been assigned by the ward. Diners coming to the street can park their cars at 1 Nguyen Thuong Hien or Vuon Chuoi market car park. It is necessary to ask about the operating time of the parking lots around here, avoiding the case of closing early compared to the time to visit the food street (19h-23h).

Coming here, curious visitors are the houses with modest widths, and the signs are close together.

The food here is quite diverse, with mainly street or regional dishes throughout the country such as rice paper (mixed, grilled), chicken, grilled pork, fried dough, fruit juice, mixed bamboo .. Most of the dishes are cheap, only a few thousand to a few tens of thousands, easy to bring or ship home.

A row of mixed bamboo. Mixed bamboo is a popular dish here, is a specialty of the Central region, the ingredients include the pig’s scalp, ears, and nose with spices such as sesame, garlic, pepper, and chili.

Other dishes that can be found include grilled meat, including pork, chicken, and beef. A skewer costs about 30,000 VND.($1=25,000 VND)

Just arrived in Ho Chi Minh City to travel, Nguyen Thuong Hien is the first food street Mr. Quang and Ms. Vien (Da Nang) experienced. “We stayed at a hotel recently, looked on the map of the crowded area and came to it. The first impression was that the food was cheap and delicious.” The two brothers and sisters said that they will experience more famous dishes such as mixed rice paper, mixed bamboo, and baked goods.

My and Hang (20 years old, students living in Ho Chi Minh City) shared that they knew about the food street when watching on social networks. “Cars have been banned, so the road with motorbikes running across along with sitting on the road (green line) creates a very interesting feeling of eating and observing,” My said.

Hang added that motorbikes here run slower, partly to keep a safe distance from people sitting on the road, partly to observe the new neighborhood so we feel safe.

After experiencing the food street, visitors can move to other famous places in District 3 to visit such as Saigon station, Tan Dinh church, Con Rua lake, Vinh Nghiem pagoda, Chantarangsay pagoda, museum. War Remnants. In 2019, Nguyen Thuong Hien Street was voted by Time Out magazine (British Life and Travel Handbook) as one of the 20 most attractive neighborhoods in the world.

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