Saigon Eats: Tib Express


The new face of Saigon dining appears to be in the form of cheap eats in a cool, clean, contemporary setting. Tib Express is one such place. A step up from popular chains like Wrap & Roll and Pho 24, it offers Vietnamese snacks and street fare in a classy setting.

A recent edition to the Tib family of restaurants (there’s also Tib on Hai Ba Trung, D3 and Tib Chay – a vegetarian restaurant on Tran Nhat Duat, D1), Tib Express is located across the road from bustling Ben Thanh market, offering respite from the crowds and heat and a delicious array of tasty snacks.


We tried a random selection of fresh rolls and rice noodle based dishes, including Hue rolls with pork and prawn (presented like sushi rolls) and another wrapped in mustard leaves, which provided a slight wasabi flavour, minus the heat.

Hue rolls with pork and prawn – Vietnamese sushi?!

Glutinous goodness
Everything tastes better rolled!

Fresh and flavoursome food aside, the decor is cool (think polished concrete floors, an open kitchen, lots of white and warm wood) and the vibe is busy and fun – a great place for a quick and tasty lunch!

Tib Express, 54 Phan Boi Chau, D1
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4 Responses

  1. jen laceda March 1, 2009 / 4:13 am

    Oh my gosh, these are very pretty!!! Yum…I’m jonesing for a fresh roll now.

  2. Tanya March 5, 2009 / 7:45 am

    Yum!Great pictures- I’ve just eaten and Im hungry all over again.

  3. henno March 12, 2009 / 4:43 am

    Mmm…those banh nem look delicious.

  4. DUSKIN June 24, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    i love tib and tib express. this made me soooooo hungry for it. wishing i was back in saigon!

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