Guided tour

Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Small Group Tour

4.6 / 5

38 reviews

Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Small Group Tour

From £27.96 per person

Experience the street food of Hoi An on a 2.5-hour tour, and unlock the secrets to the Old Town bite by bite. Visit a local bakery to taste a delicious sandwich, take your seats with the locals at a small café, explore the central market, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Eat your way through Hoi An Old Town
  • Taste the unique dishes of central Vietnam
  • Discover hidden food stalls and local cafés
  • Explore a maze of alleys bursting with life
  • Enjoy a coffee or beer at a riverside bar near the Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Join the locals at the central market, and learn about the different ingredients
Full description
Work your way around Hoi An’s Old Town after the sun has gone down. On this small group tour with a maximum of 12 people you will be joined by a local leader who will give you an insight into the food scene in Hoi An. Enjoy a culinary adventure away from the Midday heat. Meet your guide at sunset for a walk through the local cafes, food stalls, markets and restaurants at the heart of the historic city. Go to a bakery that has been making the town’s tastiest banh mi (a type of sandwich) for over 20 years, using fresh local ingredients. Next, join the locals at a small café to try the hot and crunchy banh can crackers, served with quails eggs, pork and a tasty salad. Continue into the heart of the city at the central market, where hundreds of street hawkers sell a staggering array of produce, including fresh noodles, sweet jelly, seasonal fruits and live seafood. Your local guide will walk you through the colorful array of ingredients, explaining the most popular dishes and their significance to the traditional cultures of central Vietnam. Walk through a maze of tiny alleys to find a hidden gem of Hoi An, and sample 2 specialties; deep fried wonton and white rose dumplings. Next, visit a 1,000-year-old well that supplies the locals with clean water year round. It’s considered by the locals to be the best water to make cao lau, a noodle dish that originated in Hoi An. Go to a vegetarian restaurant to feast on a buffet of fresh food. Save space for the mussel salad at the next venue, followed by a real treat; it cake for dessert. End at a local café near the Japanese covered bridge and discover a perfect spot to round off your adventure with a Vietnamese coffee or beer.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • All food as indicated on the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 coffee or beer
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Ticket for Hoi An Ancient Town 120.000VND or 6USD/person(in accordance with the Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, visitors to Hoi An Old Quarter are required to purchase an entrance ticket before joining the tour. Please bring it with you in case the local authorities check)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the front entrance of Hoi An Post Office, 6 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoi An

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed.
  • Please contact the local supplier if you have any concerns/questions via the email address or phone number on your voucher (business hours only).
  •  Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Vegetarians can be catered for.
  •  Light and comfortable clothing is recommended.
  •  Children must be aged 6 to 11 years inclusive. Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour
  • Tours are conducted in English.
  •  This tour visits family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes vary.
  • Effective September 1, 2021, travelers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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It was beyond wonderful! I’m sorry I have forgotten our lovely guides name - has a little one at home - she took us to the greatest hole in the wall places! Food was beyond amazing - even for me being a vegetarian- loved everything!!!! All the food places we went to was on my “ bucket” list

29 December 2019

This was an informative tour. A good introduction to the local cuisine. Well organized, the food was ready at each stop we made. All of the food was very tasty, and it was nice to be informed as to how to eat some of these new dishes. Guide was informative and friendly, we were not rushed.

18 May 2019

I just finished one of the best food tours ever with Bong in Hoi An!! We ate so much food and not just tiny bites but nice sized portions. Banh mi, banh xeo, rose flower dumpling...just to name a few. The seven of us and Bong were like family at the end. As our guide said, “We stay close together like sticky rice”.

15 March 2019

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