The Street Food Market, run by the same people who control Ben Thanh market, does what it says on the tin. Just around the corner, and open from 10am to 11pm, it has about 25 stalls selling Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Western food, plus a beer stall doing draught and bottled beers and ciders.
There is a small seating area at the front, not really big enough, using rustic benches and tables. The choice of food is pretty good (except for vegetarians!), and while I couldn’t eat here often without repeating a meal, you probably could.
I had food from the Thai stall, which had the most veggie options. Veggie potato red curry was freshly made with tofu, tomato and potato in one of the best red curries I have had. It was almost like a soup, so I bought a baguette from a banh mi stall for 5k VND to soak it up.
I’m told the barbecue pork with peanuts and the deep fried pork spring roll with 5 spices were good, while the prawn mini pancakes were bland.
A bit more expensive than real street food, it’s still worth a visit. Especially as it has Desperados beer.
Address: 19 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City