Thuy Van Street
Thuy Van Street, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Thuy Van Street Vung Tau Reviews
Street Food, good alternative to restaurants in Vung Tau Dec 02, 2009
I preface this with noting that I'm a huge fan of street food in general, so the review may seem a little bias.
Sometimes you find the most delicious food in a city, not in the large expensive restaurant, but street side sold by a local vendor who makes his or her living on selling one specialty. The result is very dedicated dish.
Thuy Van Street, which is the large street bordering back beach, is lined with various street food carts. On the beach side, the carts all sell seafood. Now, there definitely isn't a lack of carts to choose from, and they mostly sell the same thing, so check out which look good and/or have a lot of customers. The food is grilled right in front of you and includes both baby and large squid, baby octopus, blue/sand crab, crab, and various clams, snails, and oysters. The prices are about a third of the cost you would find the in a restaurant, give or take.
Along with the seafood, there is also dried squid, pho, hu tiu (dry noodles or noodle soup), banh canh (thick noodle soup), fruit, ice cream, and other snacks.
Of course the dining arrangements are the plastic tables and chairs synonymous with street food in Vietnam. The late night dining options are a classic way to dine on seafood in Vung Tau amidst numbers of people and just a minute away from the beach.
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