How was our experience with Street Food Man? Here is what we think!
What to expect on a private street food tour by Street Food Man?
Gia Huy and Xuan greeted us with smiles and introduced themselves. We had a little chat, and they helped us with the helmet.
We then got on the bike and explored Saigon’s culinary scene.
Banh xeo & Banh Khot
Drove away from the main street, we visited a small street vendor located in an alley. The moment we went there, some locals were dining at the shop.
Like other street vendors, the kitchen here was also placed at the front of the store. We could see all the ingredients and how they made the sizzling cakes.
Our guides explained the story behind Banh xeo and Banh khot and offered us to cook them!
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Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment
After filling our bellies with delicious sizzling cakes, we drove to a hidden apartment in District 3.
Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment is one of the oldest buildings in Saigon, and it was built for American soldiers. The architecture remains the same, vibrant, and vintage.
We walked around the apartment complex, visiting a small temple and viewing the whole area from the top floor.
The flower market
We then headed to the Ho Thi Ky market – one of the busiest flower exchanges in Ho Chi Minh city.
Our guides showed us around and told us some interesting information about this place. It was interesting to know that many stores here opened 24 hours.
This Cambodian market is located neatly next to the flower market. Many Cambodians are settled here and run their stores, selling Cambodian food to daily products.
We stopped by a Banh Phong Nuong store, a delicacy from Ben Tre province.
We also had sweet sugar cane juice at this food stop.
Bun Cha Hanoi
Join this tour if you’re still wondering where to eat Bun Cha in Saigon!
They showed us a delicious stop for Bun Cha. The dishes here tasted similar to those in Hanoi, so it was a plus!
Coconut ice cream
After having Bun cha, we were on the hunt for a sweet dessert. We visited a local place that was famous for coconut ice cream, and we were not disappointed.
Our last stop is at a famous seafood restaurant in District 4.
This area was famous as a mafia district, but they’ve become a popular destination for seafood lovers.
We had scallops, crabs, and stir-fried noodles. The night ended with flan cake.
Our thoughts on the Street Food Man tour
Overall, we enjoyed the evening.
Our guides showed us some hidden gems, which would be challenging for us to find on our own. Also, the food was delicious, and they’ve been in business for years.
The highlight of our tour was at the night market, where we got the lotus! We also loved the seafood at the end of the tour.
Our guides, Xuan and Huy, were friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. We discussed a lot about history, and their English skills were fluent.
We felt safe on the back of their bikes as we wove our way along the crowded streets of Saigon during rush hour.
How to book Street Food Man tour?
The tour is from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.