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“Street food at its best!”

Vietnam Awesome Travel
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Private Halong Bay Cruise to Thien Cung Cave and Ba Hang Village from Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Awesome Travel for Awesome Travelers, specializing in some private as well as customized tours to suit your desires and expenses. Come with us you will enjoy our local charm in Vietnam.
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“Street food at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Part of a group (max 8 persons) walking thru the Old Quarter of Hanoi experiencing 5 different restaurants, plus a cafe, that one would probably not find easily on your own. We went to:
1. 12 Dinh Liet Street - bun cha (vermicelli noodle with grilled pork) and nem ran (fried spring rolls). By far the best stop on this tour, and we went back several times subsequently for a quick meal, cheap cheap! (2 people eat for $5)
2. 13 Gia Ngu Street - mien ga (glass or tapioca noodle with chicken) and xoi (sticky rice)
3. 24 Nguyen Huu Huan Street - Quan Viet - roasted duck and duck salad
4. 47 Ma May Street - Bo Xuan Xuan - Bo nuong (grilled beef and vegetable on a little bbq run by sterno-like fire starter), great little place, but watch the grease spatter!
5. 25 Hang Bac Street - orchid restaurant - grilled fish in little rice paper wrappers with condiments, this was very good too. Accompanied by coconut rice wine, which is a commercial product, rice wine fermented inside a coconut shell, so is quite smooth and has the definite flavour of its container.
6. 58 Nguyen Huu Huan Street - cafe Sen - for Vietnamese coffee (cafe Sui dat, cafe dat, cafe phin), good to sit outside and watch the city go by.
Ha was very knowledgable about the area, and his English was quite good. We had an enjoyable time, come hungry and be prepared to walk a little, including up steep stairs inside the restos.

Visited November 2013
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“Great fun night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We met a group of friends whilst on a Halong Bay tour and decided to meet up on our lady night in Hanoi to do a street food tour. Glad we chose this. Trang our host was brilliant, knowledgeable and great fun. We only booked 2 hours before and they were able to accommodate a (very lively!) private group of 8. We went to 6 different locations and she would have taken us to more had we not been full! Highlight was the fried locusts (for the comedy aspect) and the beef with noodles for utter deliciousness!

Highly recommend, fabulous fun.

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“Do this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

This tour is a MUST for any visitor to Hanoi. Perhaps some of the best food you will ever eat in your whole life, in places you could never find on your own, Food on Foot offers a unique culinary experience and safe, tasty approach to the mysteries of Vietnamese street food and local specialties. You will learn about so much more than just food and drink. Do yourself so favor and book this tour for the beginning of your Hanoi visit. You'll be glad you did!

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Amazing Food Adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Make sure not to eat too much before you head on this tour because you are going to experience A LOT of delicious food. And if you're lucky, Chinh will be your guide.

Chinh took myself and one other person on a culinary adventure through the streets of the Old Quarter. I managed to tick off just about every type of food I had wanted to eat, plus a number of additional ones I wasn't even aware of.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is passionate about food. It's a winner!

Visited November 2013
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“my new gold standard of food tours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

It was a small group - just 5 of us - led by Lily, who is a fantastic, always-smiling food guide and an intrepid street crosser. Lily took care of all the ordering and payments, and even dished out the food in even amounts for each of us. We must have tried at least 10 different dishes, including all the classics bun cha, bun bo, bahn cuon, bahn xeo, 3 different versions of xoi, crispy fried eel (an unexpected hit within our group!), "Vietnamese hot dogs" (less popular), banana flower salad, and papaya salad. We also stopped at a fruit vendor, where Lily bought whatever exotic fruits we had never tried before, including something that translates to "mother's milk from the breast". It looks like a purplish-green pomegranate, but looked and tasted completely different once it was opened. And along the way, we tried rice wine, "fresh beer", and coconut rice wine. We finished off with egg coffees, which were an amazingly rich and delicious treat made from a carefully-guarded recipe. We did a fair share of walking, which was good, given the amount of food that was on offer. Instead of ordering all the food in one place, we grazed and then walked it off on the way to the next stop. This not only ensured that we could get some exercise and eat more, but also that we ate only the specialities of each stop. Nevertheless, it is wise to skip breakfast and/or pace your eating on this tour. You can easily get carried away when the food tastes this good!

Visited November 2013
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