Guided tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Street Food Man
Guided tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Street Food Man

From US$ 39 per person

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Enjoy a feast for all your senses on a private walking tour of the night markets of Ho Chi Minh City and learn more about the world's most exciting food culture!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup possible at your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, or 10, or at the Opera House.

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor a menu of 9 mouth-watering dishes and local drinks at famous food stalls
  • Walk through the back alleys and hidden streets of Ho Chi Minh city
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling nightlife and discover a paradise of food
  • Interact with local people and learn about their lifestyle and culture
  • Visit the night flower market and other locations in different districts
Full description

Get lost in the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh as you follow your guide on an insightful stroll through the city's night markets. Join this private tour to learn all about the Vietnamese street food culture and taste a wide variety of popular delicacies. Try some traditional drinks and enjoy a dessert at the end of your tour.

Your local street food guide, who has a huge passion with Vietnamese street food will pick you up at your accommodation by taxi or Grab car then leave the tourist area behind and start your food adventure to non-tourist district, a street food paradise, while tasting ‘Bánh Xèo” and “Bánh Khọt” – The Central, and South’s Rice Pancake with a lot of fresh Vietnamese vegetables and herbs. Stroll along a street known for its barbecue seafood vendors and head to a local-favorite restaurant to taste the best "Bò Lá Lốt" (Beef in Wild Betel Leaves) or the specialty "Bánh Canh"- Special Pork Noodle Soup or Thick Noodles Soup with Grilled Chopped Fish . Your immersion in mouth-watering food continues as you head to the alleys of food in the street food district and sample a tasty “Bột Chiên", Pan - Fried Rice Cakes with egg and spring onions which is cooked by a local chef with over 25 years experience or enjoy Steamed Rice Rolls "Bánh Cuốn" are thin sheets of steamed rice batter filled with ground pork and minced wood ear mushrooms. The rice rolls get a glaze of scallion oil and a sprinkle of crispy fried shallots, then served on a bed of fresh thinly sliced cucumbers, chopped lettuce, Vietnamese herbs, blanched bean sprouts and slices of Vietnamese sausage (Chả Lụa). Quench your thirst with a sugar cane juice mixed with a little orange. Next up on your food adventure is tasty Banh Mi - Saigon Baguette. You will experience the perfect fusion of 4 delicious flavors just after the first bite. Walk into the heart of district 3 and explore the old apartments has the name Nguyen Thien Thuat, which is home to dozens of famous Vietnamese street food that will tempt your stomach. On the corner of Seafood alley, you will sit like the locals, and get munching, crunching, sipping and slurping delicious BBQ seafood (if you are allergic to seafood, it will be replaced by BBQ meat). Have local drinks with Saigon special beer or soft drink, mineral water and especially homemade Forest Banana Sticky Rice Wine which is brewed in a clay pot with bananas picked from huge banana trees in the depth of the forest. Cap off your Saigon street food walking tour at the night flower market and street food paradise by enjoying an amazing dessert which is coconut ice cream or avocado ice cream. Your local guide will take a taxi or Grab car to go with you get back to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Private tour
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City in districts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 10. If you stay outside of these districts, local guides will meet you at Saigon Opera House
  • Transportation by taxi
  • English-speaking street food guide
  • All food and drinks during the tour
  • Pictures from your tour
  • Rain poncho
  • Accident insurance
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Items of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you leave your handbag, passport and jewelry at your hotel for safe keeping
  • A camera is always encouraged, but please take extra care
  • Cool and comfortable clothing is recommended. A t-shirt and shorts of light pants are suitable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We did the night tour with Duong on the first night in Saigon. It was a highlight of our stay. Duong was great company and showed us parts of Saigon we would not have found ourselves . The food was delicious and a great range . The organisation was good. Was a great night out. Can highly recommend . A must do in Saigon.

March 23, 2023

Fantastic experience with Tony, he was really informed and interesting. Food was delicious with a wide range of unusual variations to try, and the whole experience felt very authentic. Particular care was taken with an allergy which was very much appreciated. Highly recommend.

March 23, 2023

The streetfood tour with Finn (my guide) was amazing. 9 dishes on 6 locations is a lot of food but it is definitely worth it. Finn gave me a great introduction into south Vietnamese cuisine and streetfood but could also answer all my questions regarding differences in Vietnamese cuisines by region and cultural aspects. By the amount of food you get, you will notice that the tour is not made for only one person so if you find somebody else to join, Do that. However, also alone you can still enjoy all the food but you should definitely don't have lunch that day. To me, this tour is a must in HCMC.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 109450