Hanoi Street Food With Local Foodie
Excellent foods & great experiences with a local foodie
Excellent foods & great experiences with a local foodie
Discover why Vietnamese food is often dubbed the heathiest food in the world. Eat your way through Hanoi’s most savory neighborhoods as your knowledgeable foodie guide unveil true stories behind local eateries and their famous recipes.
This food tour offers a variety of mouth-watering food tastings, from Nom Bo Kho and Pho, to Banh Mi and Egg Coffee. Along the way, you will also learn about history of the city, eating culture, and traditions of Vietnam.
With so many foods to try, let the foodie guide you to best dishes and connect you to best local food stalls in town. We plan, you discover, eat, and enjoy!
Your foodie guide will meet you at your hotel, get a brief introduction about Hanoi’s best foods, best places, and local practices.
Leisurely walk through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets to reach Hang Be market, where you will try the famous Nom Bo Kho (Dried Beef with Green Papaya Salad) and learn about all the ingredients that make the great salad and its amazing dressing.
Then walk to Cau Go street to sample the street’s famous Banh Khuc (Steamed Cake made of glutinous rice mixed with Cubweed, filled with green bean paste, pork, black peppers, and sprinkled with grains of cooked sticky rice), one of the most popular traditional cakes in Vietnam.
Wander around the market to enjoy the sights, the sounds, and the aroma of foods on offer at every direction. Sit down at a local side walk restaurant to eat Bun Cha (Grilled Pork Noodle Soup), a traditional dish hailing from Hanoi that consists of grilled pork served in dipping sauce, flanked by rice noodles and fresh herbs. You properly heard Barrack Obama and Anthony Bourdain, perched on bright blue plastic stools, eating Bun Cha when the US president was on an official visit to Vietnam recently.
Follow your guide to a hidden lane but very busy coffee shop, where you will try the special egg coffee – a very famous Vietnamese drink, which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee.
Keep walking to a Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) stall on Hang Ca street, the place is really well-known with their hot baked breads with Pâté and grilled meats, highlighted with fresh corianders.
We can’t miss the most famous dish - Pho (Beef Noodle Soup), the dish consists of broth, rice noodle, meat (primarily made with either beef or chicken), a few herbs, and vinegar or fresh limes. Pho Gia Truyen and Pho Ly Quoc Su are among the best stops for a really good bowl of Pho.
Cap off the tour by having some popular Vietnamese desserts, such as sweet tapioca pearls, sweet lotus seeds soup, or Vietnamese ice-creams at the ice-cream factory.
What this tour is like?
It's a private walking tour, designed for couples or a family or a group of friends. So it's flexible in all espects, your foodie'll meet you at your hotel then walk to the old quarter. Along the way, we taste the best local foods and drinks or what you curious to know. The tour is about 3 hours, but we can head back any time.
|Length:||3 - 4 Hours|
|Dishes:||6 to 8 Dishes|
|Walking Dis.:||4 - 5 km|
Price per person: $45
Trip runs from a minimum of two. Keep in mind that all of our tours are private as we do not offer join group tours.
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As you are not confirmed on the trip until deposit has been received by our office, please do not make non-refundable air arrangements prior to us confirming your booking.
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Note: If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately
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When clients have a great travel experience we feel happy and motivated. The following are extracts from our clients’ emails, texts, and letters in recent times. Thank you for allowing us to publishing them.
“Thank you for your terrific advice and assistance that made my time in Hanoi so enjoyable.”
- Rob Schwarzer, Sydney.
“We loved the Bun Cha. The grilled fatty pork was wonderful and I think it was the best we ever had.”
- Raymond, Cremorne.
“Joe, the street food tour was just perfect! We had the best time so THANK YOU for your help!!!”
- Jennifer Hawkins & Jake Wall, LA
Thanks! It was an excellent food tour, and I was so surprising how delicious the bun cha was. My wife prefered the banh mi with grilled pork and coriandors.
- Susie, NY.
Tuyen was a great guide, very professonal and a truely foodie. He took us to the best food stores in the old quarter and his favourite coffee place. We enjoyed our time with him, and will recommend others. Thank you.
- Jill & John from Au.
I'm moving to Vietnam, can't say how delicious and fresh Vietnamese food is! Thank you Joe for a great tour.
- John, London.
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