5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who’s passionate about food, and discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow food-lovers. Sample fruit, hawker street food and local specialties like pork crepes, and visit Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. With a maximum of 12 participants, you’ll have a personalized experience on this walking tour of Hanoi’s best street food areas.

Highlights

  • Discover the culture of Vietnam through local food
  • Visit the bustling Dong Xuan market
  • Sample local specialities
  • Watch twilight fall over Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Small-group tour of 12 participants ensures more personalized service

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What You Can Expect

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Hanoi Street Food Waking Tour

Your walking tour begins in Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Breathe in the aromatic scents wafting from street hawker stalls selling everything from exotic fruit to seafood. Led by a local guide, hear stories about the ingredients and history of Hanoi’s food culture and northern Vietnamese specialties.

After sampling fruit and street snacks at the market, continue walking to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a local restaurant to watch the chefs at work, then dine on a famous local dish of pork crepes, called banh cuon. Then take a wander down Hanoi’s atmospheric lanes of houses, shops and street stalls, stopping to sample flame-grilled meat snacks at a local barbeque stall.

To add something sweet to the menu, try the local specialty of fresh fruit served in a cup with crushed ice and condensed milk. Your evening walk ends with a visit to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a tucked-away cafe with amazing views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you can try the local favorite, egg coffee, or perhaps a chilled beer. Your tour ends here, so you can either continue exploring on your own, take a taxi or ask your guide for directions and suggestions.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Our guide, Cuong Tran Duy, was exceptional with good insights about Vietnamese daily life and about the small restaurants and markets we visited. He was very personable and a really nice guy -- we recommend highly taking this tour, especially with Cuong.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We decided to do this tour about 3pm when it took off at 5pm, so we were really happy that we were able to join in that day.

It cost $26USD through Viator, and it was probably some of the best money we spent whilst in Vietnam.

Only down side was trying to find the meeting site, as we couldnt work out where the meeting place was, but managed to find it with 5 mins to spare.

Starting with the best Bahn Mi in Hanoi, the tour was off to a good start. We then wandered around Dung Xuan market through the food part, looking at all the spices, dries seafood and other amazing things, before sampling some silk worms that tasted a lot like peanuts.

Next stop was to try the rice noodle dish Bahn Cuan with is filled with pork mince and mushrooms and was incredibly delicious.

Then taking us around beer corner (which we went back to the next day for a cooling ale), we walked along the train track, then ended up at the the most amazing BBQ restaurant where we sat on the footpath and feasted on BBQ beef wrapped around inoki mushrooms, marinated pork, frog, lamb, cherry tomatoes, calamari and grilled bread. So much food that we couldnt eat it all.

Following this was the local desert of fresh fruit and condensed milk - beyond delicious.

The final stop was the out of the way roof top bar that we had walked past for 3 days and didnt know existed. Views over the lake at night was beautiful. Some had the local egg coffee but we opted for a beer due to the hour of the day and the heat.

We left the tour completely sated by food and drink, and highly recommend the tour.

thank you Thao for your amazing tour.

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