Bread is a special feature of the ancient Saigon sidewalk culinary culture. Let's see some interesting historical images about Saigon bread.
The famous bakery shop in Old Market, Ham Nghi Boulevard, Saigon before 1975. Folk rumored bread here is taken to Ca Mau for sale. (Photo: Life).
View from inside a bakery stand in Old Market, 1965. Bread here is served with canned food of the United States. (Image: Wilbur E. Garrett / National Geographic / Getty Images).
The boy sold the bread on the sidewalk of Saigon, 1966. The chestnut crackers are made from tongue, ears, pig organs, cows or ducks, often served with bread. (Photo: Lloyd).
A close-up of "painted seafood trenches" on a stalk of bread in Saigon before 1975.
A bread-streaking bread seller on Tu Do street (now Dong Khoi Street), 1969. (Photo: Brian Wickham)
The old lady sells bread on the sidewalk of Le Loi Boulevard, 1968. She is a North Vietnamese. She often steals baskets of spring rolls, thick breads, and pastries passing through bars in Tu Do, Le Loi and Nguyen Hue areas. Nguyen Van Thinh. His bread was cut in short, stuffed with slices of spring rolls and sprinkled with salt and pepper. (Photo: Brian Wickham).
Ly Toet's spring rolls shop at Nguyen Hue Flower Market, Dinh Mui Tet 1967.
Another photo of Mr. Ly Toet on the corner of Phan Thanh Gian Street (now Dien Bien Phu) - Hai Ba Trung - Tran Cao Van, 1966. His box of bread rolls is placed on the back seat of a horizontal bike , when opened, it became a very convenient stall.
The old man sells bread on a street in Cholon, 1956. (Image: Three Lions).
The street vendor's gift of meatloaf and banana bread wrapped in sticky rice in Saigon 1974. (Photo: Jack Garofalo).
Bread stall on Bui Huu Nghia street, on the side of Ba Chieu market, 1971-1972. (Photo: Terry Nelson).
The boy gnawed a big bread, Saigon 1968. (Image: Larry Burrows / Life).
A close-up of a bakery in Saigon 1970. (Image: Dick Hughey)
The bakery shop in Old Saigon market 1962. (Image: Roger Viollet Collection / Getty Images).
She sells beautiful bread with sharp claws at Old Market, 1969 - 1970. (Photo: David Staszak).
Saigon sidewalk bread stall in 1989. (Photo: Doi Kuro)
Old Market with familiar bread stalls, 1989. (Photo: Doi Kuro)
Bread stand on Ham Nghi street, opposite Thuong Tin Bank, 1989. (Photo: Doi Kuro).
A bread seller rides a bicycle on Ho Tung Mau street, 1989. (Photo: Doi Kuro).
The old lady happily bought bread near the Ho Tung Mau - Ham Nghi crossroads, 1989. (Photo: Doi Kuro).
Bread crackers on the sidewalk of Saigon 2007. (Image: Ian Berry / Magnum Photos).