Like most cuisine in Vietnam, the best pork meatball sandwich (bánh mỳ giết mổ nướng) you’ll find in Ho Chi Minch City comes from an unassuming roadside food cart. Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai (Vietnamese: Bánh Mì 37 Nguyễn Trãi) is stationed at the entrance of an alleyway off of Nguyen Trai Street in District 1.

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You’ll start smelling the grilled pork as you approach this tiny two-person cooking operation. And while you’re standing in line, stomach rumbling, you can watch the owner flipping & rearranging the little pork patties on her small charcoal grill.

This hugely popular banh ngươi st& is only open for 4 hours a day (from 4:00pm – 8:00pm) và you can expect a line of at least a few hungry customers. But the wait is well worth it for one of the best banh ngươi sandwiches in all of Saigon!


Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai is just a small food cart on the side of Nguyen Trai street, so don’t expect much in terms of ambiance. It is easy lớn spot, however, thanks to lớn its distinctive pink color and the long queue of Vietnamese customers that line up in the afternoons and evenings.

Most customers get their banh mi to lớn go. In fact, some don’t even bother khổng lồ get off of their motorbikes & treat the cart as a drive-through. There is really nowhere lớn sit at Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai so plan on eating your banh mày elsewhere.


There is only one tòa tháp on the menu at Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai, the pork meatball banh ngươi sandwich.

In addition khổng lồ the small succulent pork patties, you can expect a couple of slices of fresh cucumber, pickled carrots và daikon, và cilantro all topped with chili sauce & piled onto a light, flaky french baguette.

The grilled pork is cooked lớn perfection and when paired with chili sauce & vegetables it is irresistible!

Tip: Don’t want cilantro? Learn how lớn say “No Cilantro” in Vietnamese.

The Pricetag

A pork meatball banh mi from Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai will cost you trăng tròn,000 VND (~$1 USD). I would recommend getting at least 2 because they are so delicious.


In my humble opinion, if you get one banh mi while you’re in Saigon, this should be it. Sure you’ll have lớn wait in line but trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai is definitely a top eat in Ho Chi Minch City.

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Location: 37 Nguyễn Trãi, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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