"Cơm Tấm Sài Gòn" - Signature dish of Saigon

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"Cơm Tấm Sài Gòn" - Signature dish of Saigon

"Cơm Tấm Sài Gòn" - Saigon Broken Rice - One of the signature dishes of Saigon

  • If you're headed to some popular entertainment spots in Saigon, don't forget to try some of the area's most famous Southern fare — broken rice. This delicious dish is a must-try for anyone visiting this fascinating city.
  • Many years ago, broken rice was the dish of workers in Saigon, just only disadvantaged families in the past have used secondary grains of rice to make hearty, filling, and long breakfasts. However, broken rice is one of the specialties nowadays.
  • Broken rice is not fussy, stylish but simple from ingredients to processing, yet delicious and attractive. You will know that Original Saigonese have a great love for pure Vietnamese rice with sweet fish sauce, adding a few pickles with rich barbecue pork, is enough to warm your stomach the whole day. If you want to enjoy delicious broken rice, please try to go to some famous restaurants below, you will certainly not be disappointed.


  1. “Cơm Tấm Mai” – Doan Van Bo Street in district 4
  • This is one of the oldest broken rice local restaurants in District 4, with more than 40 years of experience, so the quality is undisputed. The thick, firm rib meat that is crispy outside but still tenders inside, plus the grilled egg cakes or an omelet can make you addicted.

“Cơm tấm sườn ốp la” – Broken rice with BBQ pork and omelet

Quality restaurant:  4.4/5 (Grade by Google).

Address: 129 Doan Van Bo, Ward 12, District 4, TP. HCM.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 23:59. (Crowded time: 11h00 - 12h00)

Pros: Good food, portions are generous. The soup served with rice is delicious.

Cons: The restaurant is located on the sidewalk, so there are few seats, quite inconvenient.




  1. “Cơm Tấm Chị Hồng”

Ms. Hong Com Tam's restaurant is located on the slopes of the Camette bridge in the direction of District 1 - District 4 is a restaurant for dinner. The BBQ ribs here are quite big and marinated for many hours. Therefore, the meat is tender and soft with full of flavor.

Besides, there are also delicious side dishes such as salted egg pork pie, special sweet and sour fish sauce, delicious sour soup with a sweet and sour taste. Although the price is a bit expensive, compared to others, with the good quality of food, it is completely worth it for you to try it once.

“BBQ Pork and Omelet broken rice” – Ms. Hồng Broken Rice

Quality restaurant: 4.2/5  (Grade by Google).

Address: 128 Doan Van Bo, Ward 9, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours:  18:30 - 3:30.

Pros:  Lots of food, friendly staff, attentive service.

Cons:  Waiting for the rice is a bit long, the rice is dry.




  1. “Cơm Tấm Ngon” – Nguyen Thien Thuat Apartment in district 3
  • Ngon Saigon broken rice local restaurant, located at the corner of the intersection of Block J and Block H, Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment building has long been a familiar lunch place for students and office workers. Broken rice here is considered delicious, and soft.
  • Broken rice here is enjoyed in combination with popular dishes such as grilled ribs, grilled savory egg cake, omelet, and in addition, you can order more dishes at very affordable prices.

“BBQ Pork Ribs broken rice” – Ngon Saigon Broken Rice

Quality restaurant4.7/5 (Grade by Google).

Address: 31 Block J, Nguyen Thien Thuat Apartment, Ward 1, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Opening hours
: 7 AM - 14h30 PM

Advantages: Clean restaurant, delicious rice. Polite and friendly staff

Cons: The restaurant is crowded at noon


Wish you will have great dining experiences at broken rice restaurants in Saigon above and have many more delicious restaurants, add to your favorite list.