Hong Hanh

Breakfast stopover

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What we say: 4 stars

If you're interested in eating breakfast like the Saigonese but pho in the morning sounds too far out of your comfort zone, hunt down Hong Hanh.

This is where you can try banh cuon, a thin, steamed pancake rolled around a filling usually consisting of a mixture of diced pork and mushrooms.

Like most street stalls, they are light on decoration and you are seated on a plastic stool in an open-air dining area, but what it lacks visually is washed away by the quality of the banh cuon.

They also make a variety of fresh fruit juices and have street prices that can't be beat.

Contact details
17A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1
Open: Open daily 7:00-23:00
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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