The Seafood Trail – a night eating adventure
The Seafood Trail – a night eating adventure (with more than 12 dishes)
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 — the best seafood in Ho Chi Minh City, no less — 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.)
On this tour, you will be required to participate in the rowdy 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 includes hotpot, and a quick dessert at a local market.
During the tour, you’ll hear stories of the local area, and learn how to taste the history in simple street food. At the end of the tour we hope you’ll also have a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture and history. (As well as a very full stomach.)
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, US$65 per person, maximum 8 people, small surcharge for pickups outside Districts 1 and 3.)
Price: US$65 per person. Maximum 8 people.
Time: 4-4.5 hours, starting around 6.00pm
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Start your day slurping a bowl of Vietnam’s unofficial national dish, phở.
Not just any old phở, either. The best pho in Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll even teach you how to pronounce it properly.
Ốc is the Vietnamese word that’s shorthand for all crustaceans. So you will be able to sample a variety of seafood — the best seafood in HCMC, no less — including sea snails that are eaten with a safety pin, mussels, scallops and tasty prawns-on-a-stick.
This tour is designed to give you the confidence to go out and try street food on your own once you’re released back into the wilds of Ho Chi Minh City. We hope you’ll also have a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture and history.
Got a special eating interest? Vegetarian? Picky eater? A chef? Team building? 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