We did the Street Eats Tour and we had Link as our guide. Link is a chef and passionate about Vietnamese food. His English is very good. We enjoyed the tour as we sampled different foods and walked around the market and the streets of Hanoi. There was a couple of taxi rides during the tour. The walking was not strenuous and very leisurely.
During our tour we sampled, pho bo (beef with rice noodle soup) or pho ga (chicken with rice noodle soup) for those who don't eat beef), banh cuon (steamed delicate rice crepes filled with shrimp or chicken and served with a delicious dipping sauce), Hanoi beer, bun cha (grilled pork with rice noodles, green papaya served with a light dipping sauce) or some chose snail soup, banh xeo (sizzling crepe stuffed with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts) and a yummy dipping sauce. I must add this banh xeo was many times tastier than the one we had in Ho Chi Minh at the famous 46a Banh Xeo. To complete the meal we didn't go to the cafe overlooking the lake as some other reviewers mentioned. We went somewhere in Tay Ho and had an iced cafe sua da (coffee with condensed milk and ice).
Tip : I would suggest wearing something comfortable ie something that is easy to sit or squat in. Some of the seating at the street food locations is quite low (which is typical in Vietnam street food stalls) and might be a bit challenging if you wear a short skirt or dress. I personally found the low seating to be uncomfortable for my legs and I think its because I am not used to sitting at such a low height. That said, the tour does move from place to place so you're not sitting in one spot for too long.
We enjoyed the tour very much and would like to participate in a cooking class when we next visit. Thanks Link for sharing your passion for Vietnamese cuisine with us.
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