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Enjoy the bustling markets and mouth-watering streetfood of Saigon with this half-day tour. Accompanied by your English-speaking guide, take a stroll through one of the city's most historic markets, sampling delicious local dishes as you go.
Learn about the history of the market as you indulge in a dish of banh hoi nem nuong (grilled pork with rice vermicelli). Continue to walk through the market, where you can see and smell all of the fresh ingredients and spices used to make Vietnamese cuisine. En route you will stop at a small tofu factory to see how the produce is created.
As the tour goes on there are plenty of tempting dishes to try, including Vietnamese yogurt, banh cuon Hanoi (steamed rice flour crepe stuffed with pork), banh xeo and banh khot (savoury rice flour cakes), fresh spring rolls and Vietnamese sweet pudding. These can be washed down with a sinh to (Vietnamese smoothie) or nuoc mia (sugar cane juice).
Food is an incredibly important part of Vietnamese culture, and this is a fantastic introduction to the flavours of the country. The markets are at their best in the morning, and so we suggest starting the tour at around 08:00. It will last approximately four hours.
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