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Walking around Muong Hoa valley, we step into wonderland of colorful rice terraces and a great waterfall. Nearby, we will start discovering culture in Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages, where we meet H’mong ethnic minority.

5 Days 4 Nights

If you are finding a tour including 2 elements: adventure and culture, take a brief look at what you will do in this trip. Both located in Northwest Vietnam, Sapa and Mu Cang Chai give us a fantastic outlook in daily lives of this area.
We also take a deep down into cultural features, traditions, customs and daily lives of ethnic minorities’ people like the H’mong, Dao, Tay. 2 nights in their homestay will give us an insightful perspective of their tribal experiences for a really long time.
Visiting Ta Phin and Matra village, we meet Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, who still preserve, inherit and promote their culture, their identities every day.
Hoang Lien mountain ranges, mysterious and miraculous, “hug” a delicate, splendid Sapa town. Meandering Muong Hoa River flows serenely through terraced rice paddies and minority villages. And the best is a night in local stilt house, feeling the heart of Giay and Black H’mong tribes, listening their folk stories, their simple lives…
Green beauty landscape with biodiversity of natural reserve, smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people will leave you one of the best impressions in your Vietnam journey.

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Tourists eating at a street food vendor

Vietnamese Food has been gaining some reputation in recent years. Doesn’t win any point for complexity, Vietnamese Food can be easily made with common and inexpensive ingredients. The key factor here is how the cook mix the ingredients together to have a balance taste. Other than the main ingredients, common ingredients include fish sauce, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements.

In fact, most of the food can be found at street food vendors, everywhere around the city. Moreover, all the food are sold with cheap or reasonable price. With only a small budget, you can try almost any street food, enough to fill your empty stomach.

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, has a lively street food culture that offers flavorful food that surely satisfies your taste buds. To your surprise, Vietnamese street food is also one of the healthiest in the worlds because of the use of fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil and reliance on herbs and vegetables.

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At a street food stall

Vietnamese way of eating is also different from Western. How to use chopsticks, how to eat with fish sauce, how to mix the food together are all things to learn. This relates to how you enjoy the food and how good the food will taste. For example, with some kinds of dishes, you must eat with vegetables, herbs and fish sauce so that it’d be taste the best. With our Hanoi Street Food Tours, our local guide will teach you how to eat the food. Learning how to eat the food sometimes can be way more interesting than eating the food.

We provide variety of Hanoi Street Food Tours ranging from Hanoi Motorbike Street Food Tour, Hanoi Night Food Tour to Hanoi Walking Food Tour and many more. Depends on your choice of tours, we’ll provide the most comfortable and customizable tours.

Top dishes of Hanoi Street Food Tours

Bun Cha (Rice Noodle with Grilled Pork): Bun cha is a local dish originally from Ha Noi. This dish was once popular when President Obama tried it with the famous American cook Anthony Bourdain when they visited Hanoi. Like most of other Vietnamese food, this dish is very simple to make and can be found everywhere on the streets whether it’s a restaurant or a small street card. Bun Cha is made of grilled pork, vermicelli and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The way to eat Bun Cha is put the vermicelli, grilled pork and herbs in the bowl of sauce. Eat all the ingredients in one bite.

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A serving of Bun Cha

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake): Banh xeo is a kind of crepe which is made from rice flour and coconut milk and stuffed with mung bean paste, bean sprouts, and slices of boiled pork. When it’s fully cooked the yellow crispy exterior will be folded in half. The result is a thin and savory pancake. The pancake will be cut into slices and then you’ll be wrapping these slices in herbs and dipping them into sweetened fish sauce. That’s how you eat Banh Xeo.

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches): Banh Mi is an airy and crunchy French-style baguette, stuffed with an every varying combination of meats, vegetables, and sauces. The ingredients normally are pork, pâté, cured ham, Vietnamese herbs and vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, radish,… Banh Mi is also easy to find on the streets. In fact, the best Banh Mi generally come from small street food vendors or portable stalls.

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The famous Banh Mi of Hanoi

Bun Rieu Cua (Crab Noodles): Bun rieu cua is a Vietnamese soup noodle dish. The soup is made from paddy crabs, along with stewed tomatoes which give sweetness to the dish. Bun Rieu Cua has a complex mixture of ingredients and flavors. This is what makes the dish so special. Although making the dish requires skillful cook, Bun Rieu Cua can be found easily on the streets. It’s the common breakfast for Hanoian.

Nem (Spring Rolls): Different from other dishes, spring rolls are not a common dishes and only eaten in special occasions such as Tet, family gatherings, etc. It’s hard to find spring rolls at street vendors but you can find in restaurants. Making spring rolls are not difficult but takes a lot of time from preparing to cooking. For an authentic taste, all the ingredients must be carefully chosen and prepared. The ingredients normally consists of lean minced pork or beef, sliced mushroom, noodle, carrot, onion and chicken eggs.

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Fried yellow spring rolls – a Hanoi Vietnamese cuisine dish

Pho: No tourists leaving Hanoi without trying Pho. Originated in Hanoi, and arguably the national dish, Pho is the top famous dish of Vietnam. Classic Pho has four ingredients: rice noodles, clear stock, boiled beef, and green onions. Many people love Pho that they could eat this soup morning, noon and night. Pho is found everywhere, at street food stalls to upscale hotels.

Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Rolls): Banh Cuon is the most suitable snack to wipe out your hunger. When you order Banh Cuon, you’ll be served a plate with big pieces of fermented rice noodles with fresh herbs and bowls of pork, mushroom and sauce. When you need something light, delicate yet flavorful then Banh Cuon might be the best choice you have.

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Banh Cuon is ready to serve

Xoi (Sticky Ricce): Another common dish of Vietnamese people is “xoi”. Xoi or sticky rice has as many variants as you can imagine. We have Xoi Xeo, Xoi Ga, Xoi Ngo, Xoi Lac, Xoi Do Den, Xoi Do Xanh, Xoi Vo, Xoi Dua, Xoi Gac,… However, Xoi is still a street food, which means that people should buy and enjoy it on the street, not in luxurious restaurants or hotels.

Egg Coffee: Egg coffee was created by a famous coffee expert in Hanoi Old Quarter. Nowadays, there’re many coffee shops that sell egg coffee but there’re only a few authentic coffee shops that have the original recipes. Egg Coffee is traditionally prepared with egg yolk, sugar, condensed milk and coffee. You can order hot and cold egg coffee. Egg Coffee is served as a yellow concoction in a small glass with a little spoon. This looks like a dessert than just a cup of coffee. Normally, you’ll use the spoon to stir the coffee so the mixture blend together and then enjoy it.

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Sitting on the pavement, enjoying a cup of egg coffee becomes a symbol of Hanoians.