Our chef tour was the first of its kind offered in Ho Chi Minh City. This tour is longer, more intense, and has our general director who is an American Chef on the tour ready to take you to some of the best hidden spots in all of Saigon. Through email before the tour we can discuss specific dishes you are looking to try so that we can research before the tour to find something just right for you if we do not already have it up our sleeve. This tour is a 5 hour long tasting that is very ad hoc and in the moment as we make our way through Saigon. Depending on the types of dishes and the requests that have been made this tour will normally stop at 7-10 vendors during the tour. We have taken out serious foodies, professional chef’s, and market researchers who were looking to gain as much knowledge as possible about the tastes and variety of Vietnamese food in the short amount of time they are here.
Ho Chi Minh Tour Itinerary
5:00 PM-Pick up and Introduction to riding the bike
Discussion about what type of food you are looking to enjoy
5 hours of intense tasting of delicious Vietnamese food through out the streets of Saigon
Discussion about the science of Vietnamese cooking, food culture in Vietnam, and anything else that comes into our foodie minds 🙂
10:00 PM-Drop Off and Farewell’s
What's Included on your Saigon Tour?
Unlimited Food and Drink
Helmet, Rain Poncho
English Speaking Drivers, An American Chef, Security and Support Team
$5,000 Accident Insurance Coverage
Pick Up and Drop Off in District 1
Street Food Tour Sample Menu
Goi Du Du Bo- Julienned Green Papaya Salad topped with Thai Basil, Dried Beef Liver, Toasted Peanuts and Prawn Crackers. Sauced with Chili Sauce and Light Fish Sauce
Banh Beo- Tender Rice Dumplings Topped with Dried Shrimp, and Crispy Pork Skin
Banh Bot Loc- Hue Style Tapioca Dumpling, Stuffed with Dried Shrimp and Topped with Green Onion and Sweet Fish Sauce.
Banh It Ram- Steamed Sticky Rice Flour Dumpling with Crispy Sticky Rice Served
Banh Khot- Savory Coconut Rice Cakes, Topped with Shrimp or Pork. Served with Fresh Greens and Sweet Fish Sauce.
Bun Cha- Grilled Pork Meatballs, Crispy Spring Rolls and Sliced Pork Belly. Served with Fresh Rice Noodles, Herbs, and a Light Fish Sauce.
Cari De- Goat Curry with Coconut Milk, Spicies, and Potato served with Crispy Bread for Dipping
Cut Nuong- Rotisserie Grilled Quail, served with Salt, Pepper and Kumquat
Mi Vit Tiem- A Whole Duck Leg Braised until Tender in a Chinese Inspired Dark Rich Broth served with Egg Noodles and Green Cabbage
Kem- Logan, or Coffee Ice cream with toasted peanut on the top
Q: Are there vegetarian options available?
yes and not. fish sauce is always there, but no meat.
Q: Can I take your tour if I have allergies?
We can accommodate to almost all allergies. If you do have a severe allergy of some kind we do ask that you avoid the food tour and opt for the city tour. We recommend this just to be safe.
Q: Is the food and ice safe?
This is why you are taking our tour rather than stabbing in the dark by wandering the streets on your own. As chefs we have the advantage of being able to identify the behind the scenes events that are going on with food at our vendors. When we add a new restaurant or vendor to our tour we are always keeping food safety in mind before we will expose this to our customers. So yes, we have had no problems with our food since we have been hosting our tours here in Vietnam. The ice will be safe at the vendors. The local Vietnamese can not drink dirty ice or dirty water so if a vendor was to serve this they would not be open very long.
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