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Make your way to Ben Thanh Market, where you'll meet a guide and start exploring the local goodies that surround the bustling shopping area, among the oldest surviving markets in the world. Start big with a combo plate of steamed flour rice cakes with dried shrimp, or bánh bèo, along with bánh bột lọc, a shrimp and pork tapioca cake. 

Throughout the whole trip, the guide will show you a number of city highlights and hidden gems, and you'll learn the story behind each place you pass. The next stop is at a small family business that makes delicious banh mi hong hoa, a Vietnamese sandwich with a French colonial history.

Afterwards, enjoy a sugar cane drink with a hint of lime and jump on a "grabtaxi" to Turtle Lake, a favorite hangout for young locals. Soak up the  atmosphere and taste a traditional mixed rice paper dish, then try a green papaya salad combined with marinated beef and sweet and sour sauce.

The next tasting is bánh xèo, or sizzling crepe filled with sliced pork, whole shrimp and bean sprouts, perfect with a glass of locally-brewed Saigon beer. Follow up the bánh xèo with a sweet treat, chè, a dessert made from fruit layers and sweet coconut cream, then finish the tour with a Ho Chi Minh City-style coffee break. This tour concludes at the original departure point.
Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s remarkable street food and cuisine on a 3-hour private food tour that explores colorful markets, hidden gourmet hotspots, and distinctive Saigon flavors. With a local guide to help you find the city’s best bites, you’ll taste everything from freshly-squeezed cane juice to bánh beo, steamed rice flour cakes, spotting some classic landmarks along the way. This 3-hour private food tour includes all tastings, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Foodtour in Ho Chi Minh City / 10 tastes

We had a wonderful foodtour with Elise. We ate things we would never had ordered at places we would never had gone to without Elise, but everything tasted great. Elise is very nice, very kind and tells a lot about the food, the restaurants, and...More

Thank Desirée B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour

We went on this tour with Elise. She brought us to try a good variety of local food and drinks andalways had some good stories to share! She also went way beyond the tour and accompanied us to shop at a local supermarket with some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous food tour

We met Viet on our first full day in Saigon. He was very friendly and answered all of our many questions about both the fabulous food we were eating and about life in Vietnam. Viet’s English was very good. The tour allows you to try...More

Thank GspStPat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Local view and hidden gems revealed...it was awsome

We organised a meeting point and in arrives Tiffany, her husband and friend. What an amazing night. Tiffany is the perfect host, speaks perfect English and has a vast lical knowledge. We went to a local tucked away gem for food, which looked like a...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a bit late due to our long 3 week travels. Elise was an amazing tour guide who was very knowledgeable and brought us to the best places to taste all the great local food that Ho Chi Minh had to offer! This tour...More

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