CƠM TẤM TỨ QUÝ
This place is what’s known as cơm tấm đêm, which means it serves into the early hours of dawn. In other words, it’s great ‘drunk junk food’ – think of it as Vietnam’s answer to the kebab, consumed at the end of a night out drinking. Surrounded by a string of other late night snack stalls, the cơm tấm here is crisp, fresh, and nicely presented. Perhaps the quality isn’t quite as good as others in this list, but trust me, at 2am after a night out in Saigon, this place really hits the spot. A great way to wind down with friends and soak up the booze.
Address: Tân Định Market, corner of Ha Ba Trưng & Nguyễn Hữu Cau streets, District 1
Opening hours: 4pm–3am
Price: 50,000vnđ ($2) | In business for: 8 years