There were three ‘rules’ to this Saigon street food tour:
- We recommend that you don’t drink too much water as it will fill you up too fast.
- You should pace yourself.
- Know that you don’t have to eat everything given to you.
This is exactly what you want to hear when you take a food tour! These were the three pieces of advice our guides from Back of the Bike Tours in Saigon gave to us before we started out evening street market food tour.
There is a well worn tourist trail in Vietnam, and yes, the Vietnamese can be quite aggressive when it come to tourism and selling you things, but once you step out of those tourist districts – you can find a very different experience. Sure – you will still stick out and probably still pay higher prices due to the color of your skin – but you won’t be catered or pandered to.