Saigon is a special city for food lovers, the meeting point of East and West, of North and South. The culture exchange brings the city a very unique cuisine. Here you can find all kinds of food, from local to international cuisine.
Enjoy an evening eating out when the sun sets and taste the foods at local restaurants, transferred by restored army Jeep will surely be an unforgettable experience.
5.30 PM: Pick up at your hotel, you will be transferred by Jeep to a local restaurant, which located in a small hidden alley. This restaurant only serves one dish but it is really worth of trying. Bánh Xèo or “sizzling cake”, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet. The main ingredients for Bánh Xèo are rice flour (added coconut milk), water, turmeric powder (for color), stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts. It is served wrapped in mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or bánh tráng (rice paper) wrappers, and stuffed with mint leaves, basil, fish leaf and/or other herbs, and dipped in a sweet and sour diluted fish sauce. Watch the chef preparing Bánh Xèo and then enjoy it could be an interesting experience.
Leaving the restaurant after the “starter”, you will continue discovering how the locals eating out in the evening, the next stop is 5KU restaurant, where you will have “the main course” . This is a new trendy restaurant, where they serve foods and beers in a very lively open atmosphere. The regular clients of this restaurant are officers, young people, they all come over after work to meet each other’s and enjoying fun time. Order some foods, beers, you then immerse into the local crowd.
Following the “main course”, Jeep will keep driving you for the “desert”, it is at café Thức (Awake). This urban style cafe serve café and other drinks 24/7, it is a popular meeting point for young people. Have a cup of café, tea, milkshake or fruit juices before Jeep will send you back to hotel, tour ends there around 9.00 PM.
Note: depends on group; sex; age or special interests… that the itinerary, foods and restaurants could be tailored to meet your wish.
* Prices Includes:
+ Jeep with driver (one Jeep can carry 2 adults plus guide, or 2 adults and 1 child plus guide) + English speaking local guide + Water and soft drinks + Dinner (local dishes)
* Not Included:
+ Meals not listed in the itinerary
+ Drinks, other than water on activity days
+ Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc) Travel insurance High season surcharge if any