Halong Bay Mekong Delta Hoi An Ancient Town

Hanoi Gourmet Trails - 3 Days/2 Nights

Hanoi Gourmet Trails Hanoi Gourmet Trails Hanoi Gourmet Trails

    Upon arrival, transfer to your desired hotel and remainder of the day is free.

    Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Our first stop is to taste Pho Bo (beef noodle soup) in local restaurant is located on a narrow street in the Old Quarter. Then keep moving to visit the wet market, where hundreds of kinds of food & vegetable are displayed along the street. Walk from Hang Be Market to a local shop selling many different types of traditional northern cakes such as Com cake (young rice). The next stop is a “Banh Cuon” shop to see how people make these rice paper rolls and to try a bit of the dish. Forgetting bustling streets, our foodie takes you to small “tunnel” – Noi Mieu alley to discover lives of residents in the Old Quarter, there you can take beautiful photos. You will stop at the crossroad of streets for lunch with Bun Cha & crab spring roll. Next take a little walk to find “che” – sweet soup which are a typical Hanoi dessert. Finish the trip at a café in the old quarter for a traditional Vietnamese egg coffee.

    In the afternoon, meet with our chef - for a local market tour. Enjoy sight, sound and flavor of the market. Then take a drive out of Hanoi center to a beautiful private home for a private hands-on cooking class while listening to the chef sharing about the passion for cooking. Taste your own creations at dinner.

    In the traditional culture of Vietnamese people, the process of making traditional sticky rice cake ‘Banh Chung’ is the opportunity for the family to come together, tell one another stories and get ready for Vietnamese New Year. Today meet with a young chef - who is the daughter of one of the most prominent chefs of Hanoi, at Hang Be market. Stroll around the market and buy ingredients before heading to her house/restaurant in the old quarter for a hands-on experience making Banh Chung. While waiting for the Banh Chung to be well-cooked, learn how to make another specialty of Hanoi, Banh Goi. This crispy pillow dumpling can be found in many street food stalls around town. Banh Goi is not baked but deep fried to create a charming yellow pastry skin, crispy and fragrant. Later, enjoy the rich pork, mung beans, and aromas from the leaves of the Banh Chung along with the sweet salty Banh Goi served with some fresh herbs and fish sauce for dipping.

    After lunch, free time at your leisure until you are transferred to the aiport for your departure flight.


    *This is sample itinerary with no selected accommodation suggested unless otherwise stated. International airfares are not included unless otherwise specified within the detailed proposal – please contact our team to tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.
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