Somebody Feed Phil – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Netflix: Season 1

Phil Rosenthal visits Saigon to enjoy local Vietnamese dishes including pho, bahn mi, com tam, and bo la lot. Along the way, he also makes new friends as he gets an experience in the lotus mud flats and in teaching a 4th grade class in Vung Tau. See the episode recap of the list of locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show for the best of what to do in Saigon.


Eats

1. Pho Bo Phu Gia

146E Ly Chinh Thang Ward 7, Dist.3, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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Phil's first stop is at Pho Bo Phu Gia, where he tries the definitive Vietnamese dish of pho. Cooked curbside in an extremely hot wok and with stir fried beef, this place serves one of the best bowls of pho in the country.


Tasted: Pho - with lime, chili, green onion, bean sprouts, garlic, & black pepper


2. Thuc Pham Duc Viet

After eating pho, Phil goes across the street to a cart which serves some of the best bahn mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches, in the city. The lady running the cart has worked there her whole life, and now her daughter has taken over


Tasted: Bahn Mi - with pate, cold cuts, pork floss, pickled cucumber, mayo, & cilantro in a baguette


3. Cao Ba Quan

85 Hoang Sa Duong Hoang Sa Goc Nguyen Van Thu, Ho Chi Minh City

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The home of Vayjun, or Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine, Cao Ba Quan was founded by Nikky Tran, who had spent 7 years in Houston. The food she serves is a new take on the traditional Vietnamese cuisine by blending in her own techniques and flavors.


Tasted:

Five Color Beef Salad - with mint, kumquat, pineapple, Thai eggplant, & lemongrass

River Prawn Cajun Boil


4. Vy Da Quan

62 Ly Tu Trong Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Phil enjoys dinner at the roadside tables of Vy Da Quan, which is known for its pork ribs. There are street performers who entertain while they eat.


Tasted:

Pork Ribs

Ca Ba - unicorn leather jacket fish


5. Quan An Co Lien