Taste the most astounding street foods that define Ho Chi Minh City as the paradise of cuisine. Visit the busiest popular street stalls and hidden lanes in town serving the specialties the Saigonese really love. They are not repeated dishes such as Pho, spring rolls, banh mi or pancakes because this food tour is filled by true foods of Vietnamese street style that international tourists have never experienced before. Keep your appetite for a moment before rewarding your empty stomach with mouthwatering and authentic Vietnamese foods.
 

Tour Code:
Tour Route: 5 Districts of Saigon with Chinatown, Binh Tay Market, and seafood market
Duration: From 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Date: No fixed dates
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Ho Chi Minh City Tours, Vietnam Culinary Tour
Tour Type: Food tour and sightseeing
Group Size: Group tour from 2 people or private tour
Transportation: Vespa scooters

 
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Saigon Foodie Tour Brief Information

Evening is the time when most of street vendors and food stalls open for sale. Besides tasting street foods, this tour is combined with Saigon Vespa Tour after dark to show you the lively images of the daily life of local people as well as the most attractive tourist destinations along the route. One thing for sure that we will not make you eat some weird foods like dog meat, bugs, organs, and raw foods (If not requested).

saigon foodie tour by vespa

Saigon Foodie Tour Itinerary

The first stop is District 1 where you are introduced to Bun Bo Hue (Hue rice vermicelli with beef) at a food stall hidden inside an alleyway. A great mix of pork sausage, beef, rice vermicelli, lemongrass, and spring onions will be completely your great starter. Satisfy your tastebuds by ordering some shredded banana flower, Vietnamese water spinach, and some special hot chili sauce. The cart owner has been making only this dish for years so its taste can be said to be perfect.

hue beef rice vermicelli

Get back on the Vespa and move to District 5 and Chinatown. Visit a street market where a lot of fresh products and ripen fruits are sold along the path. You can see the vibrant nightlife of vendors, motorbike taxi drivers, cyclo riders, and people buying themselves something for the dinner.

Afterward, reach Binh Tay market – the large wholesale market with a fantastic history. In the evening, it is surrounded by wheeled carts selling rice paper mixed with dried shrimp, salt, chili and kumquats, the popular Vietnamese fast food. The smell of Chinese herbs wafts fills the air making a distinctive atmosphere.

street vendor selling rice paper

Travel to District 8 which is extremely famous for hotpots and grilled meats. Enjoy the barbecue party on the featured red plastic chairs with goats breast, frogs, shrimps, pork, and beef together with fermented tofu and cold Saigon beer.

grill goat breast

Reach the District 7 for your wonderful dessert of coconut jelly and caramel covered in shaved ice and coffee.

coconut jelly

End your foodie tour at District 4 – the kingdom of seafood. The only thing to do is choose what types of seafood you want to taste then wait for them to be cooked. Taste grilled scallops with fried peanuts and spring onions together with Razor Clams with Vietnamese water spinach. What makes the seafood dishes delicious is the special dipping sauce of secret recipe for boiled seafood such as crabs or lobsters.

grilled scallops

After that, you will be taken back to your hotel. Saigon foodie tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Vespa scooters and drivers with years of experiences
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon requests)
  • Helmets
  • Unlimited foods and drinks
  • Food safety guarantee

What’s Excluded?

  • Other expenses not included in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide and driver