Discover Vietnamese cuisine, and more precisely the cuisine of the south of the country! The gastronomy of this region conceals a multitude of flavours. To dive into these local flavours, we offer you a street food evening: by scooter behind a local guide, you will visit Ho Chi Minh City to taste the best of street cooking, in small local shops. Whether you are with your partner, with friends, or with family, this visit will delight the taste buds of young and old alike. For a local immersion, scooter riding in Vietnam is a must, so why not combine this experience with a gourmet evening?
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a dynamic and attractive city that is a real economic lung for the country. Resolutely modern, it has nevertheless managed to retain its authenticity and preserve its history. Many colonial buildings still dot the city of the former capital of French Indochina. Visiting Ho Chi Minh City will offer you a glimpse into the country’s recent history, while providing you with a vision of the country’s development and its ambition to become a true economic power in Asia.
IN THE PROGRAMME
It is at the end of the day, when the sun sets, that you will meet your guides and pilots for the evening: students from Ho Chi Minh City who will share their secrets for tasting the best dishes of the city and experiencing the life of Saigon.
Before boarding your bikes, they will give you all the information you need for your journey, including how to travel safely on a scooter in Vietnam.
Here we go! At this time, traffic is heavy, and the streets are the setting for an incessant ballet of vehicles, which paradoxically form an ordered chaos, where each slalom at their own pace. Navigating in this context may seem scary to a novice driver, but your guides are experts in driving in Ho Chi Minh City and will take you safely to your destination.
After about twenty minutes, you will arrive in a small street unknown to tourists for your first tasting of the evening. But the experience doesn’t end there: your guides will tell you the story of the dishes you will be tasting, from local pancakes to different types of noodles, and show you how to eat them properly. And it’s not always as simple as it sounds!
You will discover authentic and tasty cuisine, which you will enjoy sharing with warm hosts. Do not hesitate to ask them about their culture and daily life in the former capital. They will also share with you their best tips for visiting Ho Chi Minh City.
After these tastings, you will certainly start to lack appetite. You will then take to the road again for a digestive walk, and reach an old traditional Vietnamese apartment. There, you will discover a small well-hidden coffee shop, and you will learn how to make a cup of Vietnamese coffee, with a special filter that gives it its unique taste.
This tour would not end in style without tasting some Vietnamese sweets for dessert. Surprising flavors await you! After 3 hours and 30 minutes of culinary discoveries, you will return to your hotel and say goodbye to your guides.
If this experience makes your mouth water, do not hesitate to contact us. We guarantee you a most exotic evening!
As you will quickly notice during your stay, the use of chopsticks is an integral part of a Vietnamese meal. But why do we eat with chopsticks?
It seems that their use is linked to the main foods of Vietnamese cuisine: rice, fish, and long vegetables. They are inspired by the beaks of birds and make it possible to catch these foods effectively and avoid getting your hands dirty. It should be noted that where Westerners use several instruments, Vietnamese people use chopsticks for many purposes: grabbing food, mixing, pushing rice away, stirring dishes, tearing food into pieces, or extending their hands to reach food at the end of the table. As you will understand, chopsticks are an essential tool in daily life and their quality is paramount. A popular proverb tells us “it is better to have a stupid spouse than disproportionate chopsticks.”