We decided to book a food tour whilst being in Hanoi as the food is amazing in Vietnam and so different in the north and south! We looked on TripAdvisor and this tour was number 1 for obvious reasons! Our hotel was only round the corner from the office so we walked over and booked the walking food tour for that evening at 6pm, it was VND 447,500 / $20USD or £13.50!
After a long day exploring the city we were really tired and not that excited for the street food tour but that soon changed! We arrived at the office and were greeted by the lovely Sunny our tour guide, we were joined by 3 German guys and a Sweden couple. Our first stop was just around the corner! All the places we visited were authentic Vietnamese restaurants, the kind of restaurants that look empty from outside and you walked upstairs and it’s packed! We would never have chosen to eat at restaurants like this because we wouldn’t have a clue what to order! Luckily Sunny did all the ordering and the food was amazing!
We visited about 5 different restaurants and street food stalls for some dinner food then visited a restaurant for dessert we then hung out with the locals at a bar. The tables and chairs were large enough for children, we sat on the tiny chairs on the side of the road in this bar and the bartender bought a tanker of beer from a keg costing 15p per beer!
We were so full by the end of the tour but Sunny still kept trying to feed us. Our last stop was a small cafe for rice whisky which was pretty strong. This tour was fantastic and we definitely got our money’s worth, I would recommend this to anyone visiting Hanoi!