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Review of Hanoi Motorbike Street Foods - Day Tours

Hanoi Motorbike Street Foods - Day Tours
2nd Floor 74 Hang Bac Street | Old Quarter, Hanoi 08404, Vietnam
+84 4 3926 0804
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Ranked #5 of 39 Food & Drink in Hanoi
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Owner description: Hanoi Street Foods is a local travel company based on old quarter Hanoi that specially on organizing motorbike street foods ,drink,water puppet show ,cyclo and urban homestay tours to discover narrow streets inside old quarter ,taste local food and enjoy urban lifes of Hanoi !
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“Great tour - friendly guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We booked this food tour for our first night in Hanoi.
Unfortunately this might have been ambitious given the kids (10 & 8) where a tad tired.

Our guides, two young ladies where very aware of this and helped to keep the kids engaged to assist with getting through what is an extensive tour.

More food than u can eat!
Make sure you don't eat before u go, obviously.
Pace yourself... More food than you can eat is served as part of nearly 10 or so places and stops.
Favs where the pork on a stick roadside, sugarcane drink and the egg coffee.

Recommended.
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Visited April 2014
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“Do this on your first day in town. Really.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

On the recommendation of a very good friend, I booked the Hanoi Street Foods Tour for myself and three friends on our last day in Hanoi. My only mistake was not booking it on the first day.

For 20 USD per person, we spent three hours eating like KINGS and getting a tour of Hanoi, to boot! I could not believe the amount of food were expected to eat!

Our tour guide, Ms. Moon, had just graduated from University with a degree in English Tourism. She was fabulous. Though her accent is pronounced, her English is good. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about all things Hanoian, and she is funny. An excellent guide.

Now, make no mistake. This is street food. You will be eating in (or in front of) establishments that you would normally pass by because with your western sensibility, you would be sure these places will give you dysentery or at the very least, Uncle Ho’s Revenge. I am pleased to report that you would be wrong and Uncle Ho is laying revenge-free in his giant mausoleum.

We met Ms. Moon at her office, which was just down the street from our hotel, The Oriental Central Hotel on Hang Bac street, in Hanoi’s Old Town. She asked if we had any dietary restrictions and smiled when we said we had none.

We must have eaten in at least 10 places, all of which are famous in Hanoi and were established between 25 and 70 years ago. We were the only westerners in each establishment, that’s how good the food was. We ate:

Bun Rieu Cua - Grilled mini-crab cakes in tamarind broth and rice vermicelli

Cha ca - Turmeric Fish with Dill Soup

Spring rolls and fried Pillow Cakes - filled with pork and mushrooms and wonderfulness

Fresh Water Chestnuts - Ever have one of those mealy, disgusting starchy things from a can? Be prepared to have your socks blown off. This little gem tastes exactly like fresh young coconut.

Banh Xeo (Rice crepes filled with pork and mushrooms or with eggs) - you get to sit there and watch a woman spoon thin rice batter onto a silk screen and steam each crepe individually. Served hot with fish sauce.

Bun Cha - Grilled Pork and Noodle Soup

Fried Banana in Rice Pastry

Spicy or Sweet Donut Cake

Egg Coffee - Don’t worry, just try it.

Cold beer

Pho Ga - Sliced chicken in an anise and dill broth.


My advice? Skip breakfast and book a 10 or 11 AM tour with Ms. Moon on your first full day in Hanoi. You won’t be disappointed. And you won’t need to eat again until the next day.

Visited March 2014
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“Loved it, highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a great time on this street food tour with Phuoc. It was just us and another lovely couple from Scotland. We tried lots of yummy food, stopping at about 9 places that we wouldn't have found on our own.

We tried pillow cakes, spring rolls, two types of noodle soup, sticky rice ice cream, egg coffee (yum) and so much more that I can't remember the name of.

Phuoc really looked after us, showing us how to use the condiments and eat the dishes properly, cleaning our chopsticks for us and stopping around the old quarter to tell us some history.

We finished very full and satisfied. We are really glad we did this tour, it was a great introduction to street food for the rest of our stay in Vietnam.

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“A must in Hanoi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My friend and I joined the tour with three other people last week. We've picked the 11am-2pm slot due to my friend's work schedule and we made sure we skipped the breakfast in the morning and went on the tour hungry!

Our tour guide is a sweet Vietnamese girl named Moon and she was nice, super helpful and very knowledgeable about the street food and the old quarter of Hanoi. We've had 9 dishes including a bia hoi and an egg coffee within three hours and it was definitely the highlight of my one-week stay in Hanoi.

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“Stuffed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We did the street food tour with Lucky and his new assistant Blue. Both guides were very friendly and approachable and answered any questions the group had. At 6 people, I think our group size was ideal and I wouldn't have liked it any larger since it was already a bit challenging to hear the guides over the street noise and we seemed to take over some of the places we visited as it was. The food itself was really tasty for the mostpart - we tried Bún châ, Bánh Cuôn, Báhn Gôi-Nem Cua Bê, Bánh Da Cua, green rice ice cream on a stick, egg coffee and egg beer. A bonus of the tour was finding out the "real" prices of these dishes at each establishment! One thing we might suggest...although we were given some instruction on how to eat most of the dishes, we would have benefited greatly from actual demonstrations by the guide(s)! There was more than enough food at each stop for the guide to use for a demo. It was really nice having the assistant Blue along to help herd and protect us at the back of the line and chat with us when Lucky wasn't accessible. Overall we thought the 3 hour tour was decent value for the $20 US (840.000 VND) and beneficial for identifying and ordering Vietnamese street food...we were stuffed!!

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