A Culinary Guide For Flights From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a harmonious blend of the tradition and the modernity. With historic architectures, fascinating nightlife and bustling streets lined with food stalls and pavement cafes, there are certainly lots of things to do in the city. If your origin is in the Cambodian capital, flights from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City will carry you to the largest city of Vietnam.
Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
The average price for these flights is around $213 with flight duration of approximately 58 minutes. Although flights from Cambodia to Vietnam are quite expensive due to lack of competition, you can still find cheap flights from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City which are often available in September to December.
Must-try foods in Ho Chi Minh City
Bánh mì is a quintessential Vietnamese dish that you should never miss out when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. Bánh mì is simply a baguette that is sliced in half and layered with pate, butter or mayonnaise, sliced cucumbers, sprigs of coriander, dưa chua (pickled radish and carrot), chilies and soy sauce. There is a variety of fillings in bánh mì for your choice, including heo quay (roasted pork belly), chả cá (fried frish cake), chả lụa (Vietnamese ham), xíu mại (meatballs), trứng ốp la (fried egg), thit nướng (grilled pork) and xá xíu (Chinese barbecued pork).
Bún riêu is a complex mixture of ingredients and flavors in the broth made from crab base stock and fresh tomatoes, paired with rice vermicelli noodles and rich crab paste. Topping over the dish are chunks of pork (sometimes meatballs), pieces of fried tofu, squares of congealed pig’s blood, and finally shrimp paste, chili sauce and a squeeze of lime juice. Bún riêu is always served with shredded vegetables such as rau muống (morning glory), banana flower and bean sprouts.
Bún thịt nướng
Bún thịt nướng is a satisfying blend of fresh rice vermicelli noodles, a few skewers of grilled pork, deep-fried spring rolls, crushed peanuts and a scoop of oily chives and green onions. At the bottom of the bowl is a layer of chopped fresh lecture, herbs and bean sprouts. Finally, a sweet and sour fish sauce with chillies is added and mixed up to create an incredible flavour.
Bánh cuốn, or rolled cakes, is a combination of seasoned ground pork and minced wood ear mushroom, wrapped in a steamed fermented rice sheet. This traditional Vietnamese dish is usually served with slices of onions, chả lụa, steamed beansprouts and chopped cucumbers. Finally, you can’t eat bánh cuốn without dipping it into a sweet and sour sauce made with fish extract, lime, and chilli.