The Seafood Trail – a night eating adventure
Discover one of Ho Chi Minh City’s “snail streets”. Here we’ll try a range of “snails” … but don’t worry, they’re not really snails. Ốc is the Vietnamese word that’s shorthand for all crustaceans. So you will be able to sample a variety of seafood, including sea snails that are eaten with a safety pin, mussels, scallops and tasty prawns-on-a-stick. (Because food ALWAYS tastes better on a stick.)
We’ll buy some snacks from wandering vendors. Depending on who walks past, the snacks could include sliced green mango, boiled quail eggs, rice crackers and cobs of corn, as well as more exotic offerings.
On this tour, you will be required to participate in the noisy Vietnamese toasting ritual (even if you’re only drinking soft drink) of mot-hai-ba-YO! If you are shy, we’ll only make you do it once.
In most cases our tour will start in a little alley near the zoo, then adjourn to Snail Street for two more stops.
Our progressive tapas-style street food extravaganza usually finishes the traditional Vietnamese way, with a hotpot.
This is a tour for the adventurous. We will pick you up on xe om (motorbike taxis), order a range of unusual dishes and drop you back to your accommodation on xe oms. (We do have a scardey-cat option, though, for people who don’t want to get on the back of a motorbike and would prefer to navigate the traffic in a taxi.)
(4 hours, starting around 6pm, $65/VND1.46 million per person, maximum 8 people, small surcharge for pickups outside Districts 1 and 3.)
Private tours – a personalised introduction to Saigon’s best street food options … whichever way you like it
Got a special eating interest? Vegetarian? Picky eater? A chef? Team building (small teams only)? Never fear, there IS food for you on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and we can help you find it … and have lots of fun along the way. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll pitch you some ideas.