Hanoi like Saigon is famous for its street food. And in some circles it might be argued that Hanoi has even better street food than Saigon, though most would agree that both cities are superb when it comes to street food. The street food in Hanoi is a bit different than Saigon, so it’s definitely worth your while to take some food tours of Hanoi when you visit there. Here are a few of the tours or cooking classes that you can try the next time you visit Hanoi.
Food on Foot tour Hanoi
This is a tour that takes you around the Old Quarter in Hanoi and introduces you to some of the more popular eateries in that part of town. The Old Quarter has many places to eat street food and so has been a popular destination for tourists wanting to try street food in Hanoi. But the big question is where the best places are to try street food in the Old Quarter. With so many choices available, this can often be a daunting task and it’s really easy to make a mistake and eat at a place that is not so good.
This is where food on foot comes in, they know all the best places to try the different street food and will take you around so that you can try a variety of different dishes. This will save you time and money and assure that you have the best street food experience that the Old Quarter has to offer. And at just $25, it’s not going to destroy your pocket book. So if you’re interested then contact Awesome travellers on their website and book your tour today.
One of the more well established and popular tour companies in Hanoi, Hidden Hanoi offers a variety of services. They have tours that take you to different parts of the city to explore the cuisine and the culture. It’s an excellent way to get introduced to the cultural and culinary diversity of this great city. As well as offering an exciting array of tours, they also have cooking classes where you can learn to cook the different foods you’ve been exploring and they also have a spa where you can relax after a long day of touring around eating all that delicious Vietnamese street food. They offer several different walking tours in places like the Old Quarter and the French Quarter for between $20-30, which is a very reasonable price.
This is a great way to see Hanoi and eat some great food. You can contact them at the following website:
Hanoi Cooking centre
If your interested in learning how to cook some of the delicious street food that you’ve been eating then you hop on over to the Hanoi Cooking centre for an immersive cooking course. The Hanoi Cooking Centre offers a variety of cooking classes including a cooking class for Vietnamese cuisine, an international cooking class and a kids or corporate cooking class. The school is run by esteemed chef Tracey Lister and is located near the Old Quarter in Hanoi.
Here you can learn to cook a variety of dishes in a very relaxed and fun setting. You can pick and choose the foods you want to learn about and all of the cooking classes are priced the same at about $60 per class.
If your interested visit their website
KOTO Cooking Centre
Another place where you can learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine is KOTO Cooking Centre. KOTO is a company from Australia and they have branches in both Hanoi and Saigon, so you can also enjoy there cooking classes in Saigon if you are interested. This is a non-profit organization which benefits orphans in Hanoi and Saigon, so they accept donations for their cooking classes, with the added bonus that you are helping a well established and long running charity in Vietnam. They also have excellent restaurants in both Hanoi and Saigon as well as a catering service. All of their services are ran and operated by their students who are themselves training to become world class chefs. It’s a great way to learn how to cook some great food while helping some fantastic kids achieve their dreams.
Check them out at http://www.koto.com.au/
Hanoi Food Tour
This is another immensely popular street food tour that you can try while visiting Hanoi. These tours are not only about tasting the delicious food in a safe and comfortable setting, but also about submersing yourself in the culture and life of Vietnam’s capital city. You learn about the food, the culture, and the people’s lives plus you get to meet the people preparing the food and learn a little about them and their lives. It’s an all encompassing magical experience that you won’t want to miss.
There are several tours to choose from including some cooking tours, and some cultural tours. The prices vary from an all day food and cultural tour for around $100 to 4 hour food tours for around $40. The prices are reasonable and the tours are top notch, so next time your in Hanoi check out one of their tours. They also got a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.
Their website is http://hanoifoodtour.com/
In conclusion Hanoi is a great city to visit and the street food tours will not disappoint. They offer a great look into the life of Hanoi and are a must for anyone visiting this great city.