Discover the best of Hanoian cuisine in a home-based cooking class and get a step-by-step instruction on how to prepare some classic dishes
See a different side of Hanoi as you visit a local market and later enter the quaint households of your cooking host in the old quarter area
Experience a gastronomic explosion of flavors, textures and aromas on a street food walking tour taking you to only the best that Hanoi's vibrant street food scene has to offer
The tour can be 100% customized to your food wishes
The tour can be 100% customized to any dietary restrictions
You’ll be accompanied by a fun-loving foodie host who will share more about the food and its history
Taste not just food, but also the best beverages on offer - coffee based drinks from Hanoi's famous coffee joints and their tasty local brew, Bia Hoi
Make this an introductory kickstarter tour of Hanoi where you will not only sample food, but 1) also be familiar with Hanoi & The Old Quarters, 2) interact with local people and 3) get your street navigation skills made easier with hands-on experience
Eat as much as you can to your heart's desire
Cost includes all food and drinks during the tour
An experienced English speaking guide
Expert guide combines knowledge with your personal taste
Get oriented with Old Quarters & Hanoi and get answers to all your questions about the city from your local host
Not Inclusive of:
Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
Other personal expenses
Tips and gratuities (optional)
$US 55.00per guest
1 - 5 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
Most travelers come to Hanoi salivating from tales they've heard about the culinary wonders the city has to offer. For most, the quest begins heroically, but alas, is seldom realized. The rich and diverse cuisine offered by Hanoi would take way longer than one can fit into an itinerary. So if you're a foodie looking to explore Hanoian cuisine and are short of time, you need a plan of action - and this foodie's tour is just that plan.
We'll start you off with a cooking class by Mrs Hang. A passionate home cook who delights in playing host to all who grace her charming house in a backstreet neighborhood of a busy Hanoi street. The class will be accompanied with a visit to a local market. Here you will get a true taste of some of Hanoi's classic dishes. Choose one dish from the menu listed below.
We will then move to a hidden away cafe near Hanoi's west lake where throngs of locals gather for that time in the day when they're most relaxed - sipping coffee of every variety. This age old cafe housed in a derelict colonial building roast their own coffee, thus if your palette agrees with the coffee here, you can purchase the beans.
Next is a dish that we should keep as a surprise. It's quintessentially Vietnamese yet not found everywhere. Its a special treat. All we can say is, be prepared! ;)
We will then headed back to the old quarters to sample the best the markets and streets has to offer. We'll treat this part of the adventure like a city scale buffet, moving from the late afternoon rice porridge lady in one street to the golden crispy pillow cakes stall in another. You'll be able to sample a great many of the local favorites. In between we've also added an opportunity to shop for local delights of the sweet and savory kind that will make the perfect gift to take back home.
Onward into the evening, we'll end of the tour in a classic Hanoian fashion, yupe, fresh and chilled local bia hoi with local "beer snacks'.
1. Pho chien phong (fried beef pho)
2. Pho cuon (fresh wrap & roll beef pho)
3. Pho ga (chicken pho with broth)
4. Nem (pork/shrimp spring roll) - with or without noodles
5. Bun cha (Vietnamese BBQ pork noodles)
6. Rice (Vietnamese home cook meal): Rice + meat + vegetarian + soup (decide when you visit market)
07:45 am: Pickup at Doi Can street
08.00 am: Visit market
08:30 am: Cooking A Typical Hanoian Dish with Mrs Hang
11.00 am: Coffee at Duy Tri
12.00 pm: Local delicacies
12.45 pm: Shopping + street food
03.00 pm: Beer
Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
Recommended to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes, Sunhat for afternoon tours
Please inform us of all food allergies during checkout
Vegetarian option available - indicate during checkout
This tour is not recommended for guests with walking disabilities or aged 70+
The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.
Mrs Hang is what one would refer to as a true Hanoian, whose lineage and ancestry hold deep roots in Hanoi and its history. With such a history is a myriad of family traditions passed down the from previo...