China Town, District 5 & 6
China Town, established in the 19th century, can be found near Saigon’s Cho Lon. In April 1931, Cho Lon was integrated into Saigon, hence the name Saigon – Cho Lon. In 1956, Saigon became the official name and Cho Lon was referred to mostly as where the Vietnamese Chinese lived. China Town is an area that encompasses districts 5 and 6, and some parts of District 8. Chinese food is available everywhere on the streets, but with a special Vietnamese twist. In China Town, you can find some of the oldest dishes in Saigon.
Cambodian market, District 10
Also known as Le Hong Phong, the Cambodian market was founded around 20 years ago in an old apartment complex, with scores of stalls selling ingredients and food from the land of Angkor.
Most streethawkers here have lived and worked in Cambodia, or are Vietnamese of Cambodian origin.
Japanese street, District 1
The 2-km road that connects 15B Le Thanh Ton to Thai Van Lung in District 1 is lined with wooden doors and windows, and lanterns in white, red and yellow. People could easily think this street is in Japan, hence the name.
Thai area, District 5
Korean corner, District 7, 1 and Tan Binh
If you are a fan of Korean food, you’ll need to pass by these districts. There are a number of a Korean restaurants along Thang Long, Truong Son, Tan Son Hoa, Thai Van Lung, Le Thanh Ton, Le Duan and Phu My Hung.