What You’ll Do Learn about local life and culture and try local food Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do – on the street Try local specialities with influences from French and Chinese cuisine Take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret cafe Overview Hanoi foods are plentiful.
What You’ll Do
- Learn about local life and culture and try local food
- Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do – on the street
- Try local specialities with influences from French and Chinese cuisine
- Take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret cafe
What to Expect
Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you’ll tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how their tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, you wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Your next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk, this speciality is one not to be missed!
Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that you will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- All food items as per itinerary
- Drinks: 1 bottle of water, 1 coffee or beer
What’s Not Included
- All other drinks
- Extra food portions
- Tips for local guide