Hanoi Old Quarter is a paradise of street food. Enjoy "Banh Mi" sandwich, hot floating cakes, Bun Cha grill pork vermicelli, cold beer or mix fruits. Visit the Heritage House and Kim Ngan silver communal house and discover the busy life of Hanoi streets.
What to Expect
The tour stops once your stomach is full. Sitting on street-side stalls to taste local foods, cheers “bottoms-up” with friends. Hanoi is a snack paradise and within this tour, you have chance to try some of them. The walk starts at 18:00 so it's easy for you to join after returning from a city tour, or a Ha Long Bay tour.
Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and walk with you to Banh Mi 25, the best "Banh Mi" sandwich shop of Hanoi. For anyone who's never had Banh Mi, it's a baguette filled with assorted meat, shredded vegetables and pate. Popular meat is normally bbq pork, but various places offer various types of meat or vegetarian option.
Walk along Hang Ngang and Hang Dao "clothes” streets to see the typical architecture of Hanoi Old Quarter throughout the history. Sit down on a street-side stall on Hang Bac "silver" street to enjoy hot floating cakes well-cooked with green bean in a sweet soup.
Visit Kim Ngan "silver" communal house, the main meeting point of jewellery producers and traders in the ancient time. On the street, you will see artisans introduce the history of the traditional crafts, display and sell jewellery.
If the Heritage House @87 Ma May street is still opening, you will visit inside. Your tour guide explain the lifestyle of Hanoians, and the structure of a house in its original version.
Walk with your guide to Ta Hien beer corner. Opt for some roasted peanuts before enjoying “the cheapest draught beer of the world” voted by Lonely Planet experts in 2011.
Finish your street food tour in “Bun Cha” the most famous grilled-pork-vermicelli bowl, the most popular dish of Hanoians. End of your tour at your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- All foods and drinks mentioned in the schedule
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Surcharge for "Tet" Vietnamese Lunar New Year
- Taxi transfer if your hotel is outside of Hanoi Old Quarter
Know Before You Go
• If you don't like beer, you can request to enjoy a cool fruit mix at To Tich street corner