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  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Ben Thanh Market

Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

Product ID: 47111
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Experience the soul of Saigon through its world-famous food. Head to places favored by locals and taste the most iconic southern Vietnamese street food dishes. Explore markets and street stalls and see the city come to life as the sun goes down.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City the way locals do
  • Indulge in the dishes that have made Southern Vietnamese cuisine famous around the world
  • Experience the city as the sun goes down and reveals a vibrant night scene
  • Try a coffee made the traditional Saigonese way
  • Drink a beer at a street beer stall – like locals do
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All food items as per the description
  • 1 coffee and 1 beer
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for the local guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1

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Important information
Know before you go
Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Unfortunately the tour provider can not cater for vegetarian or vegan travelers.
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4.7 / 5
based on 81 reviews
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4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Product ID: 47111