The Bén Thành Market is part of District 1 where we were staying so of course we had to go and see it.
Although most of the merchandise wasn’t to my taste we went to the ‘wet’ market as the food section is called, and I went a bit crazy with the camera!
Seafood such as fish, octopus, prawns and much more were all available in the market.
We also checked out some unusual cuts of meat – stuff that doesn’t usually show up at farmer’s markets back home in Canada.Pig’s Ear was a favourite dish – we saw it all over the place in the more ‘local’ restaurants (not in the ‘tourist’ restaurants though). Banana-leaf-wrapped bundles of fermented pig’s ear in our cooking class in Hoi An.Not quite so ‘wet’-looking were these palm nuts decorated for the New Year.
More on our December 2013 trip to Vietnam.