Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

4.7 / 5

86 reviews

Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

From $32 per person

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.

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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for the local guide
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5
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Miss Love was friendly and chatty and was an excellent guide. There were only four of us in the group which was perfect. We were taken to places we would never have found on our own and tried foods that we had never tasted before. We would certainly recommend this tour to any tourists and travellers in Saigon.

December 22, 2019

Brilliant way to get to know how to choose and eat street food in HCMC

We booked at very short notice but easily found the meeting place not far from our hotel. There were 11 people on the tour from various parts of the world- all great to talk to as we visited 8 different places with our expert and very helpful guide. We felt safe at all times thanks to careful briefing by our guide. All the food was delicious. Dont miss this one - there others that cost more.

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April 30, 2018

Fu was a lot of fun and took us to some great spots!

This was a great tour for the price and for all the food we got to try. I was stuffed by the time we came back and really felt as though I had an understanding of Vietnamese cuisine. Fu was a wonderful guide and took time to talk to each member of our group individually.

March 16, 2018

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