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Saigon Makes National Geographic’s Top 10 Food Cities List

It’s no longer a secret that Saigon has some of the best street food in the world. While throngs of foodies have been traveling to the city for years to cop a bowl of phổ tai or a classic bánh mì, the international media is hopping on the bandwagon with National Geographic citing Saigon in its “Top 10 Food Cities” list. 


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Saigon came in at number 4 overall with the magazine saying:

“Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City, became the hot spot for the popular Vietnamese crispy bread sandwich bánh mì, originally served on a French baguette, after gaining independence from France in 1954.”

The other cities that made the top 10 were Louisville, Kentucky; Chennai, India; Buffalo, New York; Lyon, France; Cincinnati, Ohio; Osaka, Japan; Bologna, Italy; Edam, The Netherlands and Ensenada, Mexico.

While Saigon’s position on this list probably comes as no surprise for those of us living here, it’s always nice to see its name on rankings like these, especially in publications of this caliber.

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