Street Food Man Review: Explore Saigon On Motorbike

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On the hunt to find the best food tour in Saigon, we decided to try the food tour that ranked GetYourGuide’s Best food and drinks tour 2019

How was our experience with Street Food Man? Here is what we think!

Street Food Man tour review


What to expect on a private street food tour by Street Food Man?

The meetup

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.

Saigon at night Vietnam


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 as well.

Banh xeo Vietnamese street food

Similar to 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!

Banh khot Vietnamese food


Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment

After filling our bellies with delicious sizzling cakes, we drove to a hidden apartment in District 3. 

This place is one of the oldest apartments 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. 

Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment Vietnam
This area is a hidden gem for foodies!


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.

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Cambodian market

This Cambodian market is located neatly next to the flower market. Many Cambodian are settled here and run their stores selling from Cambodian food to daily products. 

We stopped by a Banh Phong Nuong store, a delicacy from Ben Tre province. 

Banh phong nuong Cambodian market Saigon Vietnam
There are many versions of this cake, but we recommend trying the banana one.

Street Food Man tour review

We also had sweet sugar cane juice at this food stop. 

Nuoc Mia Vietnam


Bun Cha Hanoi

If you’re still wondering where to eat Bun Cha in Saigon, join this tour!

They showed us a delicious stop for Bun Cha. The dishes here tasted similar to the ones we had in Hanoi, so it was a plus!

Bun cha Hanoi


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.

Coconut ice cream


Seafood time!

Our last stop is at a famous seafood restaurant in District 4. 

This area was famous as a mafia district, but now 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 booking process is simple. You can book directly with Street Food Man or through GetYourGuide.

The tour is from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.