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Ho Chi Minh: Motorbike Street Food Tour with Local Students

1. Ho Chi Minh: Motorbike Street Food Tour with Local Students

Sample 5-6 of the best street foods in Ho Chi Minh City, along with 2 drinks and a dessert, on a guided food tour. Visit the places where actual locals go with your guide and gain insights into Vietnamese culture. Sample must-have food and drinks, including banh mi, noodle soup, beer, and more. After pickup from your hotel by motorbike, you will have a chance to see the real Ho Chi Minh City away from the crowds of tourists. Stop at local street food hubs where locals gather and socialize. Explore and immerse yourself in the local culture in the craziness of Saigon's traffic and markets. Eat and sample 8 must-have treats in the city's back alleys. Warm up your taste buds with Bun bo hue beef noodle soup. Then, take a stroll, trying grilled pork with ride noodles on the way. Next, try the traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwich before enjoying a refreshing sugar cane drink. Next, discover Vietnam's best culinary hidden gem: chuoi nuong grilled banana with coconut milk. Sample this traditional sweet and salty mix of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce. Then, have a sit-down and relax, sipping a Saigon beer on the terrace of a local restaurant. Then, watch your banh xeo Vietnamese savory crispy pancake being made in front of you. Finally, finish off with the perfect treat, a sweet soup dessert. Be taken back to your hotel, having sampled the must-have delicacies of Ho Chi Minh and experienced Vietnamese culture with your student guide.

Ho Chi Minh: 10 tastings Street Food Tour by Motorbike

2. Ho Chi Minh: 10 tastings Street Food Tour by Motorbike

Embark on a motorbike trip around 5 of Ho Chi Minh's colorful districts and hidden streets. Immerse yourself in Saigon's culture, blend into local nightlife, and eat mouthwatering local dishes. You'll ride on a pillion behind the drivers to enjoy the unique atmosphere and create unforgettable memories of Saigon. Try the best local foods and enjoy the amazing ride on the back of a scooter. Hop on the scooter and head into the crowded roundabout and exciting Saigon traffic on the back of your scooter. First, you'll ride to Chinatown and visit an evening local market. Next head to the Ho Thi Ky wholesale flower market. Take a walk in the market and sit down to learn how to make a crispy banana cracker. Continue to ride through the alleys, passing commercial streets and food vendors. After taking in some unbeatable views from your scooter, stop at a local food place for pho (beef noodle soup) and Banh My, Vietnam's most famous street food. After your meal, the Nguyen Thien Thuat area is next on the itinerary. This is one of the most famous street food areas in Saigon with great diversity in both cuisine and culture. Last but not least, discover the best place for dessert at a local favorite spot in district 4. Sit at a small table and chat with your tour guide. Get to know more about the local life and the ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine. The 10 tastings menu includes: • Banh Xeo - Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake: crispy pancake with a lot of flavors from herbs and sauce: Sit back and relax while watching your sizzling cake being done in front of your eyes • Bo La Lot : Vietnamese grilled beef wrapped in betel leaves are parcels of deliciousness with a distinctive fragrance and smoky, juicy, tender meat. Enjoy it with a pineapple anchovy dipping sauce for the ultimate street snack. • Beef Noodle SoupBeef Noodle Soup Hue Style ( Bun Bò Hue ) - Not Pho that you can find everywhere. • Best culinary hidden gem, Chuoi Nuong — Grilled Banana with coconut milk: a bit sweet and salty of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce • Crispy Banana Cracker — The best snack from the recommendation of your local guide • Bánh Mì — The most well-known baguette in the world with sausage, butter, and meat • Saigon Pizza — This is a good mix of melted butter, cheese, egg, and Vietnamese sausage • Try the most popular juice in Ho Chi Minh City : Cold sugarcane juice with kumquat • Jasmine Tea — This is a special drink that always comes with food when you are in a local Vietnamese restaurant • Flan Cake for dessert (Bánh Flan)

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Evening Walking Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Evening Walking Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Ho Chi Minh City, and then head by taxi to a local district which is known as a street food paradise to taste authentic banh xeo and banh khot (rice pancakes) away from the tourist crowds. Stroll along a street known for its barbecue seafood vendors and head to a local-favorite restaurant to taste the best bo la lot" (beef in wild betel leaves). Sample a tasty Bot Chien, pan-fried rice cakes with egg and spring onions which is cooked by a local chef with over 25 years experience, and then quench your thirst with a sugar cane juice mixed with a little orange. Continue your food adventure with an authentic banh mi (sandwich) and experience the perfect fusion of 4 delicious flavors with one bite! Walk into the old apartments of Nguyen Thien Thuat, where you can join the locals and try the best barbecue seafood or meat with some local beer and homemade Vietnamese rice wine. Cap off your Saigon street food tour at the night flower market by enjoying an amazing dessert which is coconut ice cream, avocado ice cream or grilled bananas with coconut milk. Your street food guide will take a taxi to go with you get back to your accommodation.

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

4. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Street Food Motorbike Tour

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - and taste the best street food at night! Meet your English-speaking guides in the evening, and climb on the back of a bike to immerse yourself in the crazy traffic. Join thousands of other motorbikes as you ride the streets and your driver takes you through notable neighborhoods, including District 3 where the locals live. Stop to enjoy some Banh Xeo and Banh Khot (South and Central rice pancakes), and learn how they are made from a chef with over 20 years experience before riding down hidden alleyways, where you will encounter old apartment buildings. Go on a short adventure to climb up to the top of some old buildings and see the contrasting architecture between modern and authentic Saigon. You can even visit a local pagoda which was built inside an old apartment by a female monk. Visit the biggest night flower market and soak up the wonderful bouquets. Take a short walk around the area, and get a special gift from your guide. Go deep into a true maze of local market to have an authentic local experience by grilling banana cakes. Next, drive to District 5 and pass a street famous for its oil paintings. Stop at a local restaurant to savor some bún chả (grilled pork with noodles, Hanoi style), known as “Obama Noodles” after President Obama and Anthony Bourdain tried them in 2016! Venture into District 10, where the city’s street food scene really thrives. Excite your taste buds with a heavenly dish of coconut ice cream at a shop established in 1975. Watch as the owner prepares some coconut ice cream right before your eyes. Take a spin around the city for enticing views of the night life, and experience the hustle and bustle of fashion street. Squeeze through narrow alleyways that cars can’t access, and journey along the banks of the Saigon River with a welcoming breeze. End your food and motorbike tour in District 4, where you will enjoy a seafood or meat meal of 3 different dishes and an authentic food challenge! Try some balut (boiled, fertilized egg) and tuck into a dessert of flan cake with caramel, coffee and coconut milk. Wash it all down with beer, soft drinks, mineral water or homemade Vietnamese sticky rice wine.

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon by Night Food and Sightseeing Tour

5. Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon by Night Food and Sightseeing Tour

At 5.30 PM, your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or specified location in the city. The first stop is at a local restaurant where you’ll try Hue noodle soup, a special dish famous with not only local residents, but foreigners as well. After that, stop by a historical building built in 1986 to experience the life of the working-class people living there. Continue the tour by visiting Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest of its kind in the city where almost all of its fresh and colorful flowers are collected from the Mekong Delta. After that, the tour guide will drive you to District 4, a small island surrounded by the Saigon River. Then, at a floating market, drink coconut juice and chat with local people who earn a living by using their boat. There are also lots of interesting Vietnamese products from the Mekong Delta that are sold there.   On the way back to your hotel, go through the food street in District 4 and satisfy your appetite with food and drink. The sellers come from many parts of Vietnam and their food tastes very different from one another, giving you have a wide range of food and drink to choose from. At the end, your guide will take you back to your hotel and wish you a pleasant night.

Saigon: Street Food Evening Tour

6. Saigon: Street Food Evening Tour

Your small group (maximum 12 Passengers) Saigon food tour kicks off with some authentic local appetizers such as chao muc (a dry squid porridge) and xa xui (Cantonese barbecued pork). Learn how Chinese food has been integrated into Vietnamese cuisine as you inhale the spicy flavors of the street stalls and watch local life unfold before your eyes in the heart of Saigon. Your immersion into local life continues as you make your way to the corner of Nguyen Cong Tru and Calmette for a unique street food called banh bo banh tieu, which recalls memories of many Saigonese childhoods. It wouldn’t be a true local experience without enjoying coffee the way Saigonese coffee aficionados do on a daily basis. Head to a popular local hem of Saigon to enjoy a cup. Experience the local style of taking your coffee and feel right at home. Next up is another one of the city’s iconic street food dishes: ha cao (Chinese-style dim-sum), bo bia (Saigonese spring roll) and bo cuon mo chai (barbecued beef meatballs). These dishes are some of the most popular and preferred dishes by southerners, and you can find them everywhere, from street stalls to fancy restaurants. What makes them so beloved is that the ingredients are so strikingly simple, yet the tastes and flavors are truly unforgettable . Then head to Bui Vien to pick up a Vietnamese fried banana for dessert, a new version of the traditional version that is popular with locals.

Saigon: Hidden Gems and Coffee with Local Student

7. Saigon: Hidden Gems and Coffee with Local Student

We drive you sit on the back and enjoy the views and the breeze, we will also walk together sometimes to relax our legs, a place to sit down enjoy coffee and chat with locals. Our tour is flexible, the plan could be slightly changed depending on the time and your needs. This is our typical plan: 1. Local wet market: walk around the market to see how people sell and buy their groceries and fresh ingredients 2. Old apartment area: we will walk deep to the alleys and places that people live and make money for their life. 3. Ten thousand buddha pagoda: then will visit a great designed pagoda by dragons and ten thousand Buddha statues. 4. Monument of a monk who burned himself to death: The story of a national hero 5. Discover local live while driving through back alleys: Get to know how locals live and learn some cultural facts along the way 6. Colorful Flower Market: the biggest wholesale flower market in the region.

Saigon: Night Food Tour by Motorbike

8. Saigon: Night Food Tour by Motorbike

At 5:30PM your English speaking driver team will pick you up at your hotel or a specified place. From there, your first stop will be at a famous local restaurant, specialising in beef noodles soup, one of the most popular dishes in Vietnam. After that, drive to Nguyen Thien Thuat street, one of the most famous street food areas in Saigon with the considerable diversity in the style of the cuisine and local culture. Take a short walk to explore and understand more about the lifestyle of local people, the history, as well as many other stories about this building. Then stop for enjoying bo la lot (beef wrapped in betel leaf), one of the most famous street foods of Vietnam. Then, continue driving to the biggest flower market in Saigon before passing by Nguyen Trai street located in district 5 which is famous for hundreds of fashion shops along the street. Driving over Nguyen Van Cu Bridge, look out upon the Saigon River and some of the stilt houses which sit upon it, and enjoy the fresh cool breeze from the river. Afterwards, visit district 4, also known as the smallest district in Saigon, a small island surrounded by Saigon River. Then enjoy BBQ seafood on BBQ Street where many famous seafood restaurants rise up and attract thousands of guests coming here every night to enjoy dinner and share beautiful moments with their families and friends.  Then, finish the tour with a drive back to your hotel. 

Ho Chi Minh: Motorbike Food Tour with All-Female Drivers

9. Ho Chi Minh: Motorbike Food Tour with All-Female Drivers

Experience how food is a huge part of Vietnamese culture, daily life, and pride. From salty to sweet, sour and hot flavors, take your taste buds on an adventure and see the local sights.  Hop on the back of a bike, ride through many districts, and sample a delicious mix of local dishes. Escape the city center and discover local food stands and eateries hidden down narrow alleys that would be hard to find without a local guide. Learn about the Vietnam of today from a team of all-female guides, who are ambassadors for women empowerment and Vietnamese culture. Your drivers will join the meals with you for a friendly atmosphere, to share the stories and have a laugh over good food and a Saigon beer or local beverage. In total, you will visit three local restaurants and make one stop on the other side of the river for an amazing view. You will get to try: • Local noddle soup (Banh Canh Cua or Bun Bo Hue) • Vietnamese crepes (Banh Xeo & Banh Khot) or beef wrapped in betel leaves (Bo Cuon La Lop) • BBQ or seafood, including Netflix mud creepers (Oc Len Xao Dua) • Vietnamese-style desserts• Local beverages and Saigon beers (for adults only) • Some surprise dishes to give you a sense of adventure If you wish, you can customize the menu according to your preferences. You can also choose between having a private tour or taking part in a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people.

Saigon: Private Food Tour Discovery & City Tour by Jeep

10. Saigon: Private Food Tour Discovery & City Tour by Jeep

At 18:00, your tour guide and Jeep driver will pick you up from your hotel to start your Saigon tour by night. Arrive at a local restaurant to enjoy a Banh Xeo, a crispy, crepe-like specialty of South Vietnam. Continue your night city tour to admire the most magnificent French colonial monuments of the city such as the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame and the Post Office.  Then, you will be taken to explore the favorite places where the locals inhabitants like to go at night for a dinner with friends or relatives. In this place, you will be able to taste real cuisine like a local Vietnamese for a unique experience. After the dinner, it will be about time to enjoy the fresh air by night. Your Jeep tour will take you around Saigon to admire the panoramic views of the city. Last stop of the tour will be at a sky bar to enjoy a last drink of the day. This rooftop bar will be a perfect place for you to chill out with a nice breathtaking view of Saigon - a city of craziness, happiness and fun. At 22:30, head back to your hotel by Jeep to finish the tour.

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I was lucky enough to do this tour with Kain, who was so friendly and knowledgeable and funny. I was treated to several delicious foods and learnt about not only the history of Saigon but also the history of Vietnam as a whole. The tour touched on the war, on the ancient history of Vietnam and also on modern Vietnam all while feeding me as much as I could handle - definitely come to this tour with an empty stomach! Highly, highly recommended - thanks Kain!

Highly recommend this tour if you want to try a lot of dishes at once and learn about Vietnam along the way! In addition to eating, you get to visit some really interesting neighborhoods in HCMC. I did the evening tour and enjoyed getting to drive through and experience the city at night. My tour guides Khanh and Linh were so friendly and taught me a lot about Vietnam.

My guide Pham Khanh was very nice and welcoming, he answered all of my questions not only about the food, but also local culture. I felt save with him during the ride and his english was also very good! This food tour was one of my highlights during my stay in Saigon, highly recommended!

it was a pleasant journey to have local delicacies, along with bit details on some cultures and history that very well explained..So many delicious food..Love it and totally recommend for sure!!

The tour perfect, the guides excellent; we love the trip