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Saigon Street Food by Night Tour

We all know Vietnam is an absolute legend when it comes to street food, and if you want to make the most of your time (and stomach space), you'll want to head out with an in-the-know local to pick out the best of the best of Saigon's street food.

Itinerary

Our 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 flavours of the street stalls and watch local life unfold before your eyes in the heart of Saigon. Our immersion into local life continues as we make our 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 Saigoneses’ childhoods.

This spot is also a good place to learn about Calmette and Yersin, the two disciples of Pasteur who greatly contributed to the health health system in Vietnam. The Pasteur Institute in Saigon is the first one outside of France, and was set up by Calmette, and the one in Nha Trang was started by Yersin who was also the founder of the University of Medicine of Hanoi and discovered the bacteria that causes Black Death. This is why these three names are among the last remaining French names in HCMC.

On the way to our next food stop, we will pass by Chua Ba Thien Hau, which means the Goddess of the Sea. This former Chinese community house honours Chinese immigration to Saigon through the different periods of Cantonese, Teochew and Hakka. It wouldn’t be a true local experience without enjoying coffee the way Saigonese coffee aficionados do on a daily basis. We’ll head to a popular local gem of Saigon to enjoy a cup. We’ll show you the local style of taking your coffee and you’ll feel right at home!

Next up on our Saigon food adventure is another one of the city’s iconic street food dishes: bo cuon mo chai (barbecued beef meatballs) and fried rice flour cake with egg. 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 flavours are truly unforgettable (we promise).

We’ll cap off our Saigon street food tour with, what else, street beer! At this street beer stall we’ll outfit you with a cold Saigon beer and taste some deep fried tofu with lemongrass or salted egg yolk with green chili. We’ve reached the end, but your local guide is happy to provide tips for exploring the area further, or assist you in getting a taxi back to your accommodation.

Highlights

  •  Eat your way through Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) the way locals do
  •  Indulge in the dishes that have made Southern Vietnamese cuisine famous
  •  Mingle with locals over Saigonese coffee and street beer
  •  Experience Saigon's history and multi-culturalism through its food
  •  Explore hidden alleys and get off the beaten track to see Saigon in a way few tourists do
  •  See Saigon as the sun goes down and reveals a vibrant (and delicious) night scene

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
3.5 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
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Refund
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Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 17:00hrs

Duration: 3.5 Hours

What You Get

Includes

  •  Local English-speaking guide
  •  Meals: 6 food samples, one coffee or tea, one beer or soft drink with peanuts or rice crackers

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Light and comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Vegetarians can be catered for. Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot.
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Meeting Point: Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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Age: 6 & above

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