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Greet your guide and fellow foodies in central Ho Chi Minh City and head straight for the street stalls for squid soup (chao muc) and barbecued pork (xa xui). Sample a street food called banh bo banh tieu (a bit like a savory doughnut) and then learn how Cantonese, Teochew, and Hakka Chinese migrated to Ho Chi Minh City.

After a classic Vietnamese coffee served local style, discover that Chinese influence as you dine on local dim sum, spring rolls and barbecued beef meatballs. Then head to Bui Vien for a fried banana dessert.

No Ho Chi Minh City food tour would be complete without an ice-cold beer, so your tour will end at a beer stall, beer in hand. Your guide will be glad to provide tips for exploring further or just help you get a taxi back to your accommodation.

Locations visited
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
Ho Chi Minh City Urban Adventures

Even if you love to eat Vietnamese food back home, the sheer culinary range on offer in the country can be bewildering. Discover Southern Vietnamese cuisine on this Ho Chi Minh City foodie walking tour led by a gastronomic guide. Besides favorites, such as coffee, beer, and fried banana, savor specialties, such as squid soup (chao muc) and Chinese-style dim sum (ha cao).

  • Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City the way the locals do
  • Indulge in Vietnamese classic dishes and Southern Vietnamese specialties
  • Mingle with locals over coffee, beer, and desserts
  • Explore hidden alleys, bustling markets, and local eateries with a guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Food tour Fun

This walking food tour of Saigon was a great way to experience the food stalls of Saigon city. There were about 12 in our group which made it fun to share and chat. Our guide was knowledgable and entertained us with information about the history...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great adventure

This was a tour that presented you with real street food the way the locals eat. Many of the locations you would not think twice about trying the food there. Our guide Tan was so knowledgeable not only of Vietnamese food but about history and...More

Thank jenrich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip!

Tan was the perfect guide! Funny and informative - and took us to some awesome food outlets! This is street food at its best and you must be prepared to trust your guide to take you to good (clean) places! Highly recommended :-)

Thank Dick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome guide awesome food!

Our guide, Tân, was so lovely and friendly, he had lots of interesting facts and stories to tell us about every place we visited. There was never a dull moment! On top of the amazing guide, all of the food was brilliant, and it was...More

Thank Gabriel U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Saigon street food

One of the best tours I have been on! Tan was fantastic, he made sure we got to try lots of different types of authentic Vietnamese foods from local restaurants. Everything was so delicious. Tan gave us some awesome information about the city and history...More

Thank Lachlan J
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Response from holidaylover563 |
Hi, Thanks for that but what time does the tour start, as we will need to travel from the cruise ship terminal. Thanks
2 June 2018|
Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, they tell you the meeting place.
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