HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR
– Private Walking Tour For Cultural and Foodie Travelers –
Suggested 9h00, 16h00
$60 Per Person
Maximum 8 travelers
Walking distance is about 2 to 3 miles (3-5km)
Vegans & Allergies are accommodated
Tour runs shine or rain
HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR DESCRIPTION
This Hanoi food tour walks visitors on an informative loop that covers both the French Quarter and the Old Quarter of Hanoi, traversing the hidden alleys and backstreets in those two neighborhoods. The route, including a local home visit and food tastings along the way, are carefully chosen to expose the most highlights and the top street eats in Hanoi. Hence, this embracing tour is a great choice for cultural and foodie travelers.
From Hang Dau Street in the northern point of the Hoan Kiem Lake, where there’re tasting choices of Hanoi’s famous egg coffee, streamed sticky rice cake and a mixed broth soften water celery and brown flat noodles, we walk towards the northeast.
Traverse a narrow path, which is privately shared among a community within a block, then walk through another community’s “dark tunnel” to reach Nguyen Sieu Street. Therein comes chances to taste the Vietnamese barguette and freshwater crab noodle soup. Visit a traditional Vietnamese house nested behind the busy shops on the main street, and learn about the Old Quarter through the eyes of an 80-year-old Hanoian.
Stroll the Thanh Ha traditional street market to get a view of most common foods and ingredients purchased by locals. Start heading south of the old town, passing through Dong Xuan wholesale market and its busy food alley with more tastings offered, then visit a state-owned shop on themedicinal Lan Ong Street and sample the traditional medicinal herbs rice liquor.
See how rice noodles are made with an exclusive visit to a place making fresh noodles for the whole area, here we may enjoy one of the most loved beef noodle soups in town (available for breakfast & dinner only). Pass through a hidden alley with a chance to sample grilled pork with home-mixed fish sauce, and also chicken noodle soup at the corner of Chan Cam Street.
Walk through the yard of the National Library of Vietnam to get to the French Quarter, and on Hai Bai Trung Street, sample a rice field anabas soup prepared by sisters from the countryside. Take a backstreet towards the Opera House on the way to a specialty ice cream store on Trang Tien Street, then we end our circular walk where we started.
Prices quoted are on a per person and a private group bases
3 – 5 PAX
6 – 8 PAX
PHOTOS OF THE TOUR
Food tastings vary according to touring time and travelers’ preferences
An Alley on Hang Buom Street
The Street That Was Selling Chinese Junk’s Sails
Gilled Pork In MIxed Fish sauce
The Famous Hanoi’s Bun Cha Dish, Topped With Chopped Garlic and Pickled Kohlrabi, is Served With Rice Noodles and Fresh Vietnamese Herbs
Flat Brown Noodle Salad
Served By A Family From Nam Dinh Province, They’re Proud of Their Special Dressing That Was Cooked from Rice Field Crabs
Ms. Hang By Her Door Steps
She’s Preparing Spring Onions For Her Eatery Serving Beef Pho On Hang Trong Street
A Young Craftsman Steaming The Rice Batter
At A Family That Supplies Fresh Pho Noodles For Restaurants in the Old Quarter
Ms. Chinh At Her Sidewalk Eatery
She’s Known For Making The Best Brown Flat Rice Noodle Dishes in The Old Quarter, Her Broth is Truly Magical
INTRODUCTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS
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Today, Hanoi’s internationally famous for the delicious street foods, unique Vietnamese culture with a thousand-year-old history in its Old Quarter, and interesting colonial influences with European buildings in the French Quarter. On this Hanoi Street Food Tour, we’ll walk to the most typical street eats found on the narrow streets and along the boulevards of the two neighborhoods.
HISTORY OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS
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From the 12th century, the Old Quarter was formed by craftsmen, who were required to come from all over the country to help the king build his palace. After gaining control of Hanoi in 1882, the French started to make the city as a ‘Paris of the East’ with hundreds of European buildings. So, we love to share the rest of the neighborhoods’ history on this Hanoi food tour.
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Here are 3 good restaurants in the Old Quarter & the French Quarter
A restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese foods.
27 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Quan An Ngon
Serving specialties from regions of Vietnam.
18 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Ly Club Hanoi
Fine dinning Vietnamese restaurant, serving traditional Vietnamese foods.
12 Le Phung Hieu Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi