Some of the most authentic food experiences happen on the streets, and Vietnam is no exception. If you want to eat like a local, take a Hanoi street food walking tour with a local guide who can lead you to all the best bites. Hanoi’s Old Quarter has some of the best street food offerings in the city -- it’s a place where you can sample exotic fruits from streetside markets, skewers of barbecued meat hot off the grill, Vietnamese-French fusion pork crepes and a Hanoi specialty, egg coffee, to wash it all down.
With the help of a local guide who’s passionate about food, you’ll get to try hawker stalls and locals-only cafes you would otherwise miss out on.
For a deeper Hanoi food experience -- one you can take home with you -- enroll in a Vietnamese cooking class at the Hanoi Cooking Centre. Half-day cooking classes begin with a visit to Chau Long market, where you’ll learn how to pick out local ingredients commonly found in Vietnamese cooking.
Back at the Cooking Centre, located in the heart of the Old Quarter just a few minutes from Truc Bac Lake, you’ll use the ingredients you just purchased to prepare several classic Vietnamese dishes. Depending on the day, you might prepare seafood spring rolls, beef noodle soup, prawn cakes, che (a local dessert), lemongrass tofu or caramel pork.
After your chef-guided cooking lesson, you’ll get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Tours & Tickets
Learn the secrets to preparing a great Vietnamese dish on this half-day cooking tour in Hanoi. Your Hanoi cooking tour will begin with a quick walk to the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
If you are a little worried about eating food in the old Quarter in Hanoi, then this is a must do! With hundreds of food places in this area, it's difficult to ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
3 hours excursion to explore the French quarter in Hanoi. Tourists will visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the State Bank of Vietnam, Government guesthouse, Sofitel ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)