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Ho Chi Minh City: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Product ID: 228550
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Explore the hidden streets of Ho Chi Minh City with a guide on a 3 hour Vietnamese gastronomy tour in Districts 3 and 10. Try authentic food and learn about the local culture and history.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a fun and delicious guided food tour of Districts 3 and 10
  • Enjoy the company of a passionate and experienced English-speaking guide
  • Get great insight into Vietnamese and Saigonese food
Full description
Be introduced to an array of new flavors and foods and try the many different types of Vietnamese and Saigonese cuisine on this 3 hour guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City. The first stop on this tour is at a local food shop to taste hot steamed rolls called banh cuon nong. A few secret alleyways later, you'll have the chance to witness how locals use the sidewalk to sell second hand items like clothes, shoes, caps, and belts.

Discover where the locals eat when hanging out with friends. Try some steamed or grilled seafood served in the second hand market. Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of people eating, drinking, and toasting before heading to your next stop in the Nguyen Thien Thuat residential area. This neighborhood is where locals and American soldiers lived throughout the war between North and South Vietnam. Here you will understand the meaning behind the food, how to prepare and cook it, and enjoy it through interesting stories.

Get the real feel of Ho Chi Minh City life when walking around Ho Thi Ky flower market. Try some sugar cane juice while wandering among the thousands of flowers on display. You'll get the chance to sit in an open air noodle shop with dozens of locals around you. Your next dish to try, hu tieu, is very popular with locals and is eaten at all hours of the day.

Next you'll have stewed beef soup with bread, known as bo kho, in a small, family-owned shop. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to grill your own rice paper with various flavors in front of Saigon University. Also here you'll try a special dessert mixed seasonal fruits with crushed ice, condensed milk, and syrup. End your food tour of Ho Chi Minh city with a secret dish.
  • Food and drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting spot is at Nguyen Kim shopping mall, addressed at 19 Cao Thang street, District 3. Your guide will be waiting right in front of this building with an orange umbrella so they're easy to spot.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please contact the local partner prior to booking your tour to see if dietary needs can be accommodated
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From US$ 24.92 US$ 19.93 per person