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The Wonder of Vietnamese Pickles, Side Dishes, and Dipping Sauces

Vietnamese cuisine has long been famous for the interesting coordination of flavors within one dish. This special feature not only stems from various relishes but also the pickles and the side dishes. In this blog, we will introduce to you how Vietnamese pickle and side dishes are made in addition to different kinds of dipping sauces that are popul...
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Guest — Alyssa Foster
Those side dishes are perfect with some beer
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:20
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Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Vietnamese cuisine is so fascinating that many tourists have come a long way for Vietnam to enjoy the food here, and Vietnamese grilled dishes are no exceptions. Vietnamese food is usually prepared in the traditional way, that is less dependent on the intense spices and focusing more on healthy herbs that contain less calorie. In fact, traditional ...
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Guest — Miranda Mcguire
Your guide Sang took me to Bui Vien and tied these amazing dishes
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:28
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Local Places to Eat in Saigon

In 2016, CNN channel affectionately recognized Saigon to be a capital of Vietnamese cuisine. In Saigon, you can find the best dishes from all regions in Vietnam: the North, the Central, and the South. The natives in Saigon have been accustomed to eating food at local places instead of going to a restaurant. As a traveler, if you want to try out the...
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Guest — Julien Sloman
I insisted on following these suggestions when touring with my local guide totally worth it... Read More
Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:49
Guest — Barry Gordon
Leah has taken me and my family to the best places for Vietnamese food, your food tour is absolutely the best
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:19

A Guide to the Hidden Alleyways in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh usually surprises tourists with various city dynamics and charms. However, besides its hustle and bustle, there are some peaceful places where you can escape from the noise of a developing city: the hidden alleyways in Ho Chi Minh City. They hide among the crowded roads and skyscrapers, and the residents there have their own “culture” a...
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Guest — Joanna Greene
The saigon's other side was lovely, I saw so much of the city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:48
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Bui Vien and Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh City

Similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok or Pub Street in Siem Reap, Bui Vien and a few nearby streets (Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Do Quang Dau) are called the backpackers’ district because this area is filled with many foreign visitors, especially backpackers. There are many inexpensive restaurants with various cuisines from around the world, convenience s...
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Guest — Elliot Warren
lots of cool homestays and hostels here where you can make some friends on your travel, then you can go out at night for some chea... Read More
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:49
Guest — Eden
I booked my hotel in the street and it was a mistake...very loud music drumming in my ears at night. Maybe something to consider i... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:33
Guest — Tomas Saunders
love coming here at night for some cheap drinks
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:24

Booking a Foodie Scooter Tour in Saigon? Read Our Precautions

Are you a foodie traveler? Saigon will be your perfect destination. Hopping on a scooter and trying the variety of foods around the city will be the highlight of your whole trip. If you still have doubts when booking a foodie scooter tour in Saigon, read our precautions and prepare for the delightful trip.Precautions before booking a Foodie Scooter...
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Guest — Jay Mcgee
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:46
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Ho Chi Minh City Tour on Scooters


Ho Chi Minh City Tour on scooters or motorbikes is one of the best choices you can make. Most of the streets in the city are quite small and packed with a lot of private transportation so using the scooter you can easily weaving through the traffic, get to your destinations whether they are on the opened streets or deep in zig-zag alleyways in a bl...
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Guest — Elmer Gibbs
Your guides were very helpful and prfessional
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:54
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Smelly Foods in Vietnam

You know the delicious side of Vietnamese cuisine. Now, hang on tight to discover with us the less than pleasant foods in Vietnam that locals still love. That is the various Vietnamese smelly foods. One might say "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’’, and food makes no exception. Foods that are repulsive and repugnant to some might be delici...
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Guest — Luna Bates
My local guide told me to use fish sauce instead of fermented shrimp paste for bundau. I was skeptical at first but it turned out ... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:52
Guest — Darin Ray
My local guide gave me the gut to try durian when we were visiting the market It was truly a once in lifetime experience, never e... Read More
Saturday, 11 January 2020 19:02
Guest — Robin Ortega
Still haven't gathered enough courage to try the shrimp paste haha
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:55

Day Tours from Phu My Port

Will your cruise be docking at Phu My Port in Vietnam for a day or two? Exciting, you are so near to the best place to experience Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City! Diverse cuisine, rich history, and mesmerizing landmarks, this city is a no-brainer when it comes to Vietnam travel. A Brief Introduction of Phu My PortPhu My (pronounced Foo Me) port is s...
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Wish I had known about your company before. Our group did not have prior arrangements because we thought the port was close to the... Read More
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Guest — Maryann
Can I ask if you provide pick-up service at the phu my port?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:09

What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

If you’re a foodie and you want to visit Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is definitely the place to go. Savory, sweet or vegan, Ho Chi Minh cuisine really has it all for you!Vietnamese Cuisine and Where to Find ThemFood is, in fact, a pretty well-covered topic in our blogs so far; we’ve talked about Vietnam’s signature dishes like banh xeo ...
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Guest — Sienna Brooks
It was very lovely to join a food tour and try lots of amazing food in saigon
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:37
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A Saigon Adventure on the Back of the Bike


As one of the top cities to visit in Vietnam, Saigon offers many tours around the city. One of which is a Saigon adventure on the back of the bike. What is this tour about and why you should try it? Find your answers in the guide below.Why You Should Do a Saigon Adventure on the Back of the Bike"Saigon" is what people, both locals, and foreigners, ...
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Guest — Jerald Berry
joined the motorbike tour a while ago, all the tour guides were amazing
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:56
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Our Recommended Itineraries for Touring Saigon in Half, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Days

There are many things to discover in Saigon; you will always find something new at each location in this beautiful city. Try our recommended itineraries for touring Saigon and get the best out of your adventure.Some notes about the best time for touring Saigon itineraries are:In the dry season (November - March), the morning and afternoon are a goo...
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Thanks to our local guide Minh, we spent a really fulfiling day exploring a lot of attractions the city. If you don't know how to ... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:41
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Itineraries for a Saigon Walking Tour


As a center of economy in Vietnam, Saigon welcomes visitors from all over the world to the city for business trips and touring. It is not difficult to explore the culture of the city since there are many kinds of attractions and activities in Saigon. Touring Saigon on a motorbike is the most convenient option for full exploration, but getting aroun...
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Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:53
Guest — Ann
the streets were really crowded and sometimes we couldn't walk on the sidewalk
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:27
Guest — Clinton Peterson
If you have decided on a walking tour, my advise is to go with a local tour guide as the streets are pretty crazy
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:43

Things to Do in Saigon at Day

Saigon is well-known for being extremely vibrant at night with many food streets and clubs, however, the city at day also looks very active with plenty of attractive destinations and historical landmarks.Some Useful Information about Traveling in SaigonLocated in the tropical climate, Saigon has two distinct seasons, rainy season (from April to Oct...
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Guest — Fern Jensen
Personally, I wouldn't recommend visiting the Ben Thanh Market, unless you can find yourself a local guide to walk you through the... Read More
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:35
Guest — Boyd Townsend
you guys really picked nice places to showed me in the day tour
Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:16
Guest — John
Trying all the food will take a whole day
Sunday, 29 September 2019 18:13

What to Do on Ho Chi Minh Shore Excursions

ho-chi-minh-city-shore-phu-my Thi Vai International Port in Phu My
On the voyage to travel around the world or Southeast Asia by cruise ships, Ho Chi Minh City is a great destination that will surely bring you an interesting trip. Are you looking for what to see and explore in Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions? Our local guide can help you get a glimpse of what to do on Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions.Your Drop-...
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Guest — Maria Henna
I love my trip to Vung Tau, refreshing air and lots of cheap seafood
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:32
Guest — Jamie Ortega
It was amazing to take the tours with you guys
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:31

Where to Eat Insects in Ho Chi Minh City

Insects, bugs, and mealworms are not the everyday meals of the Vietnamese and might even be scary for some locals. However, for those brave enough to try, you can also find quite an amount of restaurants or farms raising these insects to turn them into foods. It is said that the protein from insects is better than that from traditional meats, but t...
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Guest — Trisha Knowels
I saw this on the amazing race haha, I would love to try these exotic dishes
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:29
Guest — Ellie
I tried the fried crickets and it wasn't bad at all, actually, it was crunchy and addicting haha but not sure about trying scorpio... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:16
Guest — Jesse Barton
looks fun but I don't know if I'm down to try
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:16

Tan Dinh Market Review

In the years of development and integration, dynamics cities like Ho Chi Minh City are packed with high-end shopping malls and the city gradually becomes a shopping paradise to locals and foreign visitors coming from every corner around the world. However, to some people, the local markets are the best highlight of Vietnam as a whole and parts of V...
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Guest — Eliza Borney
It's better to visit the market at night rather than daytime, lots of amazing street food to try there
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:30
Guest — Adrian
This market just near the fabric street, I think it is just the opposite of it, wow what a selection of patterns and choices. I go... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:41

Things to do in Saigon at Night

The scorching heat of Saigon can shy people away from day-time activities, and we bet you’re looking for some night fun to make up for the lost time. That’s why we have wholeheartedly assembled the best choices to relish the night in Saigon for you and your beloveds. Rest assured that, from food choices to recreational spots, the things to do in Sa...
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Guest — Mary Tiesel
I really enjoyed trying local food for my night tour with Tam. Looking forward to traveling with you guys more when I'm in Saigon... Read More
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:33
Guest — Andre Greer
the night tour was lovely, tried so many delicious food
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:33

Bo Kho - Vietnamese Beef Stew

Asian food, especially Vietnamese cuisine, is well known as healthy because of a good amount of vegetables used in the recipe to balance the flavors and the meat of the dish. To anyone who dislikes eating vegetables, Bo kho will change your mind of tasting these green in Vietnamese cuisine. That is not because there are no vegetables in the fo...
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Vietnamese Snack - Grilled Banana

Street food is a signature of Vietnamese cuisine and lifestyle. It is always something interesting to travelers who have never tried it. The taste and the open air of the space make food on the streets more than just food. The scene of vendors with their street food stalls is common on sidewalks in Saigon, and many Vietnamese snacks become more pop...
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