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Saigon street foods

Saigon street foods

A tray of "pha lau"

"Pha lau," which is pig innards cooked with herbs and seasoning and served with bread, at what is now the corner of Pasteur and Le Loi Streets

Popia, a kind of fresh spring roll believed to be brought by the Chinese and containing Chinese sausages, tiny shrimp, and pieces of roots in rice paper.

Outside Ben Thanh

Fruits pile up in shoulder poles next to Ben Thanh Market.

A little boy joins his father in pushing a cart with dry squid and fruits.

Dry squid on Ham Nghi Street.

A man chooses a spot in front of a school to sell his dry squid and red duck intestine, which used to be among students' favorite snacks.

Chinese women push their noodle soup cart decorated with reverse glass paintings through the city streets.

Sticky rice with fried chicken attracts children.

A man sits on the sidewalk for a bowl of vermicelli soup with crab paste served from a shoulder pole.

Baskets of boiled peanuts weigh down a woman in the downtown area.

A woman sells pinned sugarcane next to a canal.

Women vendors with customers. Women carry their business on shoulder poles while children use their heads and men prefer carts.

A woman carries a shoulder pole with bowls of jelly and ice to keep the snack cold. In the past most street vendors made their own treats.

Some women do not need bamboo sticks to attract customers. They keep the sugarcane cold with ice.

A boy sells pinned sugarcane in the downtown area.

Little girls sell "pinned sugarcane," or pieces of sugarcane pinned to a bamboo stick. The stick has one end split into several pieces and, with sugarcane on each, looking like a flower.

A tray of
Popia, a kind of fresh spring roll believed to be brought by the Chinese and containing Chinese sausages, tiny shrimp, and pieces of roots in rice paper.
Outside Ben Thanh
Fruits pile up in shoulder poles next to Ben Thanh Market.
A little boy joins his father in pushing a cart with dry squid and fruits.
Dry squid on Ham Nghi Street.
A man chooses a spot in front of a school to sell his dry squid and red duck intestine, which used to be among students' favorite snacks.
Chinese women push their noodle soup cart decorated with reverse glass paintings through the city streets.
Sticky rice with fried chicken attracts children.
A man sits on the sidewalk for a bowl of vermicelli soup with crab paste served from a shoulder pole.
Baskets of boiled peanuts weigh down a woman in the downtown area.
A woman sells pinned sugarcane next to a canal.
Women vendors with customers. Women carry their business on shoulder poles while children use their heads and men prefer carts.
A woman carries a shoulder pole with bowls of jelly and ice to keep the snack cold. In the past most street vendors made their own treats.
Some women do not need bamboo sticks to attract customers. They keep the sugarcane cold with ice.
A boy sells pinned sugarcane in the downtown area.
Little girls sell