Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour is here to provide you one of the most authentic local experiences of Hanoi – the 1000-year-old capital of Vietnam.
With an English speaking guide, you will be wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter and be introduced about Hanoi unique food culture as well as try some of the top mouthwatering and hygienic dishes. Meanwhile, you’ll learn more about the culture and lifestyle of Hanoian as walking through all the streets, hidden alleyways and bustling markets of this busy yet charming city.
Our English-speaking tour guide will meet you up at your hotel or at a meeting point at the confirmed time. We begin our street food tour here, we eat as we go. Our guide will give you insights and details into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. You can enjoy these local dishes below. Which ones to go for, it's all up to you!
The first dish we can try is Banh Cuon. Thin steamed rice flour pancakes filled with minced pork and cloud ear mushrooms are served with "nuoc cham", a fish-sauce-based dipping sauce, fried shallots and fresh herbs. What interesting is that normally, the cook will make the dish right in front of you, so you get a chance to observe how Banh Cuon are made while enjoying it. While eating, our guide will teach you how to eat the food properly and tell you the story and some facts about the food itself and the food culture of Hanoi.
We continue our Hanoi street food walking tour by wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter. In the Old Quarter, you'll seek a chance to observe the local lifestyle while our guide explain to you about the culture and history of this 1000 year-old city. Then, our destination in Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour is an outdoor barbeque stall. We’ll join with the locals around and enjoy the delicious Bun Cha - top favorite Vietnamese food of all time. Bun Cha, a perfect combination between grilled pork and rice vermicelli will satisfy any customer at first time.
This interesting food was named after its “sizzle” cooking sound when pouring into the hot oil. Although not originated in Hanoi, this cake is a must-try. It is a yellow cake stuffed with many ingredients. Some common stuffings include pork, shrimp, diced green onion, mung bean, and bean sprouts. Its harmony taste will make you never get enough of it!
Bun Rieu Cua is a kind of vermicelli noodles soup with the main ingredient is crap. A bowl of Bun Rieu Cua is very colorful with the red color of crap, yellow color of onions and green color of vegetables which make it very eye-catching and tasty. When eating, you have to put in some other sauces to make the dish more delicious. Our tour guide will, of course, teach you that.
Go with us to try Nem (or also called Spring rolls). This is a dish that can be served all year round, and present in almost every menu of Vietnamese restaurant abroad: A dish that is so famous that many locals of Vietnam assume it as their own specialty and give it their own name such as: “Nem Ran” by northerners and “Cha Gio” by southerners.
This must be a food that most tourists seem to have already heard about it before visiting Vietnam. The steaming hot broth made from meat bones simmered for hours is severed with rice noodles (banh pho) and slices of tender juicy beef or chicken. A perfect bowl of Pho would be some green onions and herbs on top with 2-3 lime drops for a taste of harmony. Not everyone knows where is the best place to eat Pho but don’t worry, we know that and we’ll lead you to enjoy the best Pho in Hanoi.
For snack lovers, Banh My Hanoi is a can't miss option during Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour. Banh My in the capital owns its special flavor with lots of green vegetables and pate- made of grinded pork, which makes you never forget since the first time to taste. There're different kinds of Banh Mi for you to choose, depends on your choices.
During Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour, you’ll be tasting one of the most popular and trending desserts of Vietnamese young people which is made from fruits. It’s a cup of fruit, smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed! Vietnam is known as a tropical country with a heaven of fresh and nutritious fruits, thus, the dishes made of fruit are very popular in daily meals of Vietnamese people. Fruit with condensed milk is a wonderful dessert for tourists after a walking tour.
After enjoying Banh My Hanoi, it sounds great when sitting in a chair and trying a cup of egg coffee. Vietnamese people, especially Hanoians, have created a brand new way to enjoy coffee, mixing the darkness of coffee with the fat flavor of eggs. This specialty allures thousands of foreign tourists all over the world every year. If coffee is not your favorite, then we’ll switch to some tasty Hanoi cold beer. In here, you get a chance to not only drink cups of fresh beer but chat with friendly locals. Tour guide will drop you off at the hotel or you can continue your journey on your own.
Our guide will drop you at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater, Say goodbye and see you again!