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The Original Taste of Hoi An Food Tour

108 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An 560000, Vietnam
+84 121 762 1693
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Ranked #2 of 122 activities in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Our tour is in two parts: firstly we take guests on a walking tour of the markets and streets meeting the local producers and vendors; we then invite... more » Owner description: Our tour is in two parts: firstly we take guests on a walking tour of the markets and streets meeting the local producers and vendors; we then invite guests back to our private air-conditioned dining room in the Ancient Town to taste carefully chosen examples of this food bought directly from the producers – most of whom we see or meet on the tour. The idea behind our tour is simple:in Hoi An there are around 350 restaurants catering to visitors with another 500 or so vendors and eating establishments catering to locals with foods that don’t usually appear on visitor menus. This is the food of the local Hoi An people - some call it street food - many with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Our tour gives visitors a safe opportunity to try these foods – we ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to do the tour following a recommendation from a friend. However, it is impossible to articulate how great this tour is without taking part in it. From the moment we were picked up from our resort by Neville the experience begun. Neville introduces you to his passion for food through a walking tour of the streets of Hoi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Neville and his team were absolutely amazing and turned what could have been a somewhat boring plod through the streets into an entertaining and education food journey through Hoi An's local food scene. Neville and Sen had it orchestrated down to the finest of details and all the food was amazing (don't eat a thing before you go because you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are looking for a tour that takes you to where the locals go to buy their produce and where you can get a taste and incite into the food of Vietnam then take a tour with Neville. Our morning commenced with being picked up by a larger than life Australian who has retired to Vietnam with his long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Neville is a big man with a big heart for everything Vietnamese and by the end of your four and a half hours with him you too have taken the food and it's people to your heart- and stomach! The food is wonderful and Neville has so much information to impart, and he is so entertaining that the time just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Neville is a fantastic guide. You will not want to eat for days after, (or at least a few hours!) The knowledge he brings and respect he has gained from the locals is invaluable. Plus many many recommendations for other things to do/eat/see/buy whilst in Vietnam. Even days after the tour I have emailed him for advice and he is... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent 6 weeks travelling Vietnam South to North 2 years ago and missed this tour whilst in Hoi An as it was booked out so I booked in advance this time and it was the best decision. We don't tend to do tours but this one was well worth it and has paid for itself in so many ways.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thanks Neville for our introduction to street food in Hoi An. With over 40 tastings along with your excellent explanations we had the most wonderful morning. The recommendations regarding restaurants, tailors and jewellers have been spot on with quality and price. Tuyets on the beach is not a place you should miss with the moon rising(Miss Saigon) and your excellent... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This review is way overdue as we visited Hoi An in late June. At first there wasn't room for us, but Neville took the time to send us a huge list of suggested restaurants not just in Hoi An, but in the othe cities we were visiting. Very thoughtful! Then we were able to get in, and it was fun.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've been meaning to write this for some time now, but better late than never. We happened across this tour by chance, after speaking to others at our resort that had taken part. We were lucky enough to join a tour before our holiday ended. Neville makes this tour very interesting and informative. We only wished we had organised to... More

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bbwoods, Brand Ambassador at The Original Taste of Hoi An Food Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your endorsement. We are very happy that you found the food, people and tour amazing. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed the experience. More

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Doing a Vietnamese food tour is a must. Sadly this one was ruined by the presentation, which was self-centred and crude. Go for a Vietnamese led tour, not this one.

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bbwoods, Brand Ambassador at The Original Taste of Hoi An Food Tour, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you do not like the concept of our tour. We pride ourselves on offering the best local, seasonal and genuine tour that honors the food, people and culture of Hoi An. This tour includes only Vietnamese traditional foods and tastings. More

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