An enormous variety of delicious dishes have become popular places for locals when the sun goes down. Saigon night markets with their own character and street food stalls are crowded with locals people. There they meet and gather outside, share a meal or a drink under the stars. It isn’t an eating tour but a food and culture tour on which you will learn more about Vietnamese authentic cuisine and rich culture as well as a unique lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh city. Ho Chi Minh city is a non-sleeping city, while they may not be as bright and shiny as the city is covered by a new coat. It becomes more and more splendid and elegant with twinkle street lights and traffic lines. Because Saigon day is just too hot, the cooler night air offers an ideal time to drive around. Why not experience the foods as well as the buzz of Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a Scooter with our Private Night Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike (Ho Chi Minh City Food Tour by Scooter)?
7 districts, 3 night markets, 3 food areas, 6 hidden local restaurants & food stalls, at least 10 specialty dishes
1st stop: Over 30-year-old Bot chien restaurant
- Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake
2nd stop: Over 30-year-old Bo la lot restaurant
- Grilled beef in wild betel leaf
3rd stop: Ho Thi Ky flower & Cambodian market
- Grilled girdle banana cake
- Try to grill the cake on charcoal yourself
4th stop: Ngo Gia Tu old apartment building & street food area & a dessert shop since 1975
- Coconut ice cream
5th stop: Long-standing Com tam restaurant
- Broken rice with grilled pork and Bi strips
6th stop: Former mafia hotspot but a hustle street food area in the recent & Xom Chieu night food market & Vinh Khanh snail street
- Steamed clam with lemongrass
- Grilled scallop with green onion oil
- Roasted ca na snail with salt
- Fertilized duck egg if you dare enough
- Local beer
- Non-seafood dishes are available if you can’t eat seafood and snails
Bonus hidden places
- Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment buildings
- Through lots of hidden alleys
Price $40 USD $45 -10% off
- Child from 3 to 6 years: 50% off
- Child from 7 to 10 years: 30% off
Start time At your wish, 5:30 PM recommended
Duration 4 hours
- Pay in advance or at the end of the tour in USD or VND cash. We accept
- Travel insurance, high-quality helmet
- Free hotel pickup and drop off in District 1, 3, 4, 5, 10. Extra fee $3 USD if out of listed districts.
- English speaking guide
- Motorbike, fuel, rain poncho (if needed)
- All foods & drinks
- Pictures from your tour (emailed later)
- Free cancellation
Our talented guide with the motorbike picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short riding instruction and program introduction of Night Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike, we hop on the motorbike. The guide makes sure you are ok on the motorbike before weaving around the main streets and narrow alleyways to see the city.
1st stop: We stop at over 30-year-old Bot Chien Dat Thanh – the oldest and most famous places to eat Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake and Dumplings. Two of these foods are Saigon’s specialty foods which perhaps could not be found in other regions. The guide shows you how the skillful cook fries Pan-fried scrambled egg rice on the large flat pan until crispy.
2nd stop: After that, we have a short walk on the pavement to reach an over 30-year-old restaurant to see how they grill beef wrapped in green wild betel leaf. The sweet smell can make you would like to eat this food right away. The guide shows you how to eat the grilled beef with rice noodles with vegetables, herbs, rice noodles, rice paper, and special sauce.
3rd stop: Passing through Nguyen Thien Thuat buildings since the 1960s, we stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market which is the biggest flower market and known as the non-sleeping market. Coming here, you have a chance to walk through alleyways lined with flower shops with thousands of colorful and sweet-smelling flower. Trolling to Cambodian market hidden in Ho Thi Ky, you can immerse your self into local life, and learn to grill a banana girdle cake and enjoy the crispy and smelling cake.
4th stop: It is time to zip through Saigon and reach one of the oldest apartment buildings – Ngo Gia Tu buildings on Su Van Hanh Street. The area is overwhelmed with busy night street food stalls which are the favorite of locals. It is a chance to eat Coconut ice cream at a dessert shop since 1975 or eat crispy Vietnamese pancakes at a Banh xeo stall.
5th stop: Stopping at a long-standing Broken rice restaurant, we see how they grill pork on charcoal, buy a portion of Broken rice and eat at the next stop. Broken rice should not be missed on a Saigon food tour because it is a specialty food of the city. It is a perfect blend of the broken rice, grilled pork, cucumber, pickles, green onion oil, fish sauce dip.
6th stop: Next, we head to District 4 a tiny humble island district separated from the city’s other parts by channels and rivers. This area is the former mafia hotspot run by Nam Cam notorious crime boss but has become a paradise of foodies in recent. We drive around Xom Chieu market – one of the top night street food markets with countless stalls, foods, busy street vendors and dinners. The last and funniest stop is a restaurant in Vinh Khanh snail street where hundreds of dinner sit, eat, drink, and talk leisurely under the sky. There we enjoy the most popular dishes such as Roasted ca na snail with salt, Steamed clam with lemongrass, Grilled scallop with green onion oil. We make sure that it will be fun to eat the snail and shellfish dishes. If you dare enough to try Fertilized duck egg, we are happy to help you to crack the egg an eat. If you can not eat seafood, we will order amazing meat dishes for you. We also sip some local beers, cheer “1,2,3 dzo” like locals. Just experience the “Nhau” and “Snail eating” culture with your new friends.
Lastly, the guide returns you to your hotel. It is time to say goodbye, tour ends but memories last forever.
You are welcomed to customize the tour program (INCLUDING TOUR ROUTE AND FOODS) at your wish because this is a private tour. We can accommodate all food allergies, dietary restrictions, and vegetarians. Let us know your idea when you book the tour or on the tour. You can also request a female or male guide for your tour.
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