Com Tam Saigon

Com Tam (made from broken rice) is a popular dish in Sai Gon. Its main material is cooked rice (fractured rice grains) and other savory dishes.  A rice unit has grilled pork (either ribs or shredded) plus “bì” (pork skin are cooked and sliced) and Vietnamese sausages. It's served with vegetable, cucumber and tomato, attached to a small bowl of fish sauce and a small bowl of soup broth (canh).

OVERVIEW

Com Tam

Vietnamese: Cơm Tấm

Com Tam is usually served with grilled pork (either ribs or shredded) plus the Vietnamese dish "bì" (thinly shredded pork mixed with cooked and thinly shredded pork skin) over broken rice. The rice and meat are served with various greens and pickled vegetables, along with a prawn paste cake, "trứng hấp" (steamed egg), and grilled prawns. Typically, restaurants will serve this popular combination rice plate with a small bowl of "nước mắm", as well as a small bowl of soup broth (canh) with garlic chives (to cleanse the throat).

 

EXPERIENCES

Com Tam is the qualified dish for breakfast because it makes you not to feel hungry fast. You can also try it for your lunch and dinner.
From street shops to restaurants, you can eat in or take away.

The popular price: 25.000-60.000VND

SUGGESTIONS

We would like to introduce you to some restaurants that we found reasonable, we preferred the restaurants in the Saigon Centre and easy to move.

1. Restaurant Com Tam Cali (06:30 am - 11:00 pm)
Address: 236 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thanh, District 1, HCMC
Price: 60,000 - 85,000 dong.

2. Com Tam Moc (7:00am - 9:00pm).
Address: 85 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh, District I, HCMC.
Price: 45,000 - 65,000 dong.

3. Com Tam 86 (6:00pm - 00:00pm).
Address: 151 Co Giang, Co Giang Ward, District 1, HCMC.
Price: 35,000 - 55,000 dong.

 

 

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