Learn about the unique flavors of the city by taking a stroll through Hanoi’s ancient quarter with a local guide. Try some fruit, street food, and regional specialties.
Time departure: beginning at either 11.30 for lunch or 18.30 for dinner.
(If your lodging is outside of the Old Quarter, pick-up time may be earlier. Pickup times for tours should be at 11.30 for lunch and 18.30 for dinner, or as per your desire.)
• Learn about Vietnamese cooking from a local expert 10 or more delectable dishes
• Learn about some of the top tiny eateries in the Old Quarter
• Learn to prepare some real foods
• Investigate the back alleys and secret spots
Know before you go:
• The tour will end when your belly is full
• Special menus are available for vegetarians or those with food allergies
• You will get a refund if you are not happy at the end of the tour
Before the tour, our experienced guide will greet you at the meeting location (or your hotel) and provide you with a brief orientation. The guide will tell you everything you need to know in order to have a fantastic trip, and then we’ll set off on our adventure. Three aspects of the trip will be discussed.
Hanoi Old Quarter Backstreet
We’ll walk through a maze of passageways only locals know about, make introductions, and learn about the behind-the-scenes stories.
– Going through the labyrinth of zigzagging backstreets, narrow alleyways, and markets.
– Traveling with all of your senses on high alert: observing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling.
– Experiencing various slides of life behind the scenes, the hidden part of the iceberg, and the unknown parts.
– Getting to know people where they live, work, study, and pray.
– Personal connections and cultural exchanges are being formed.
Hanoi Streetside Restaurants
Some of the most popular food in Vietnam is the street-food, which tends to be authentic and traditional Vietnamese staples. You are unlikely to find a burger van here, but there are many locals making banh mi, pho, and Vietnamese pancakes. The street food is always very affordable and easy to come by, especially in the busier areas of town.
Alongside healthy and savory meals, you can find food vendors selling desserts such as ice cream, rice puddings, and baked goods.
Pho (beef/chicken noodle), Bun Cha (Grilled Pork With Noodle), Banh Mi (Vietnamese Bread), Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Pancake), Banh Xeo (Fried Rice Pancake), Nom Bo Kho (Green Papaya Salad With Dried Beef), Thit Xien Nuong (Street Pork Barbeque), Banh Ran Ngot (Sweet Rice Donut), Che (Vietnamese Dessert), Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee).
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