The special Private Scooter Saigon Food Tour with Female Guide in Ao Dai is a perfect mix of the rich culture and cuisine of Saigon. Ao Dai on scooter is one of the most beautiful image in Saigon. What is better than sitting on the back of the scooter, zipping through many far districts, exploring new things which are different from the things you see in the city center? The big part of this tour is “ĂN” – EATING. The nice girls will serve you 15 amazing foods & drinks, each of them is unique and delicious.
7 districts, 3 night markets, 3 food areas, 7 hidden local restaurants & food stalls, 15 foods & drinks
1st stop: Over 30-year-old Bot chien restaurant
- Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake
- Bo pia roll
2nd stop: Over 30-year-old Bo la lot restaurant
- Grilled beef in wild betel leaf
3rd stop: Ho Thi Ky flower market & Cambodian night food market
- Grilled girdle banana cake
- Try to grill the cake on charcoal yourself
- Lotus seed (seasonal)
- Sugarcane juice
4th stop: Ngo Gia Tu old appartment building & street food area & a dessert shop since 1975
- Coconut ice cream
- Coconut water
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 seafoood and snails
- Flan cake
Bonus hidden places
- Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment buildings
- Through lots of hidden alleys
Price $45 USD $50
- Child from 3 to 6 years: 50% off
- Child from 7 to 10 years: 30% off
- Free pick up & drop off in District 1, 3, 4, 10
- Extra fee for pick up & drop off out of District 1, 3, 4, 10: 3 USD
- Pay in advance or at the end of the tour in USD or VND cash. We accept
- Free cancellation
Start time At your wish 6:00PM recommended
Duration 4 hours
- Travel insurance
- Free hotel pickup and drop off
- Bottle of mineral water
- English speaking female guide in Ao Dai
- Scooter, fuel, high-quality helmet, rain poncho (if needed)
- All foods & drinks
- Pictures from your tour (emailed later)
Our nice female guide in Ao Dai with the scooter picks you up at your hotel (or any location requested by you). After a short riding instruction and program introduction of Scooter Saigon Food Tour with Female Guide in Ao Dai, we hop on the scooter. The guide makes sure you are ok on the scooter, then zip through Saigon’s huge main streets and narrow back alley to explore the city and enjoy amazing local foods.
1st stop: We stop at an over 30-year-old restaurant where we see how the skillful cook fry Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake on a flat pan. Pieces of steamed rice are fried until crispy, eaten with shredded green papaya, and dipping soy sauce. Tiny dumplings with chewy and tender crust and delicious fillings, topped with Vietnamese mint and some special sauce will win your heart. We also eat a roll called Bo pia which is a less-known than the famous Vietnamese spring roll but very tasty. These foods are Saigon’s specialty foods which perhaps could not be found in other regions.
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. Although there are hundreds of grilled beef recipes in the world, this unique recipe is worth trying. Wild betel leaf is the soul of this food, it adds distinct smell and flavor to the beef roll. To eat, you wrap grilled beef with rice noodles, letuce, herbs, sliced green banana, pickles, rice noodles in rice paper, then dip in a special sauce made from fish, pineapple, and secret spices.
3rd stop: Passing through Nguyen Thien Thuat buildings since the 1960s, you learn more about real Saigon life. It is like being were in the past because the buildings, restaurants, vendors, the park has not been changed for over 50 years.
Then we stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market – the biggest flower market and known as the non-sleeping market. Walking through alleyways lined with flower shops with thousands of colorful and sweet-smelling flower including roses, lilies, lotus flowers, orchids, and other flowers. If you come in the season of lotus, we grab a lotus seed-pod, peel and enjoy fresh lotus seeds.
There is a local market hidden in Ho Thi Ky, the Cambodian market is always crowded with vendors and foodies coming to eat their favorite foods every night. We could not miss a big chance to eat at this food area. Stopping at a Banh trang nuong stall, you learn to grill a banana girdle cake, break it in a funny way, and enjoy the crispy and smelling cake. We buy a glass of iced sugarcane juice after seeing how to extract the juice from sugarcane.
4th stop: After that, we head to one of the oldest apartment buildings – Ngo Gia Tu buildings on Su Van Hanh Street. This place is full of restaurants and food stalls. Certainly, we something to eat here. We take you to a dessert shop since 1975 to eat ice cream in half of coconut, topped with colorful toppings and drink fresh coconut water.
5th stop: We continue this wonderful trip, stop at a long-standing Broken rice restaurant. We buy a portion of Broken rice with grilled pork, Bi strips, pickles, cucumber, green onion oil, and fish sauce. Broken rice has won the heart of all ages in Saigon and other regions of the country. This food could not be missed in any list of Saigon specialty foods so that we will not miss it on the Saigon food tour.
6th stop: Next, we head to District 4 – a tiny humble island district separated from the city’s other parts by channels and rivers. District 4 was the mafia hotspot run by Nam Cam notorious crime boss. However, it is a paradise of foodies in recent. A drive around Xom Chieu market – one of the top night street food markets with countless stalls, foods, busy street vendors and dinners in narrow back alleys show you a Saigon in Hẻm. District 4 with its Vinh Khanh street is famous for tens of snail restaurants. 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 tell you how to use bamboo sticks to eat snail meat, how to eat shellfishes with dipping fish sauce, drink local beers, and cheer “1,2,3 dzo” like locals. If you dare enough to try Fertilized duck egg, we are happy to help you to crack the egg an eat. If snails and shellfishes are not your things, we will order amazing meat dishes for you.
Lastly, the female guide returns you to your hotel. It is time to say goodbye, The Scooter Saigon Food Tour with Ao Dai Rider ends but memories last forever.
You are welcomed to customize the tour program (INCLUDING TOUR ROUTE AND FOODS) of Scooter Saigon Food Tour with Female Guide in Ao Dai 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.
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