The food available in Hanoi’s narrow alleys and tree-lined boulevards is just as much a part of the city as its lakes and old world architecture. In fact, all of these elements combine with the indomitable spirit of the Vietnamese people to produce a lively culinary scene that is both diverse and confronting.
It is very difficult to find some local food stalls and mini restaurants on your own in hidden alleys and sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with Tour Guide Hanoi, taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.
Start walking around 4 km in old quarter “36 streets” to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business every day, certainly you will watch and taste around 6- 8 particular dishes. Visit Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats such as pho tiu and bun dau. Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. See dried goods and aromatics, the essentials of Vietnamese cuisine. Stroll up ‘food alley’ to see other dishes on offer. You will dip your fingers and wash your senses in the extraordinary Vietnam cuisine and experience Vietnam tradition through food.
This street food tour will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, we ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.
Notes: This tour can be taken in the morning or afternoon. The tour may be subject to change due to weather conditions etc. The tour will be mostly conducted on foot so be sure that you are wearing comfortable walking shoes.
Guided walking tour of markets, Old Quarter
Friendly English speaking guide
All food tastings
Hygiene food handling
Num max people tour : 2
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Categories: Culture, Gastronomic, Walking,