☆REPORT TOUR CHINATOWN + STREET FOOD☆
Date: March 2nd, 2018
Guest: Jerry Lam from the USA
Guide: Thanh Long and Ngọc Minh
Pick up address: Vee Homestay, 57 Phung Van Cung, Ward 2, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC.
Minh picked up our guest then moved to Thien Hau temple. And our Chinatown tour started at 2h15pm.
During the tour
Because yesterday was Thien Hau’s date of birth and a lot of people came to there to pray for their families, and two temples became so crowded. So we had to talk quite fast then moving. We told him about Thien Hau story, the structure of that temple, dragons, journey to the west, the meaning of incenses, about Palaquin, etc. Then we went to Quan Cong temple and told some stories about Quan Cong and why people workship him. Minh told him the stories about the Lucky man and some structure in Quan Cong temple. We discussed together religions and beliefs about God, fairy, and Budha,…
After that, we turned into street food tour. But yesterday was not a lucky day for us we intended to eat dim sum but they’re on holiday, and xoi ga near Ben Thanh market run out of food, Ice tofu they’re not a sale that and they just sold some drink and we decided to buy sugarcanes water. Jerry told us that “In US sugarcanes were frozen so that that dink didn’t taste good and fresh like yours”. Next, we moved to turtle lake to try some local cuisines. He said that he used to travel so many places in our countries and he ate a lot of Vietnamese food so it’s quite hard for us to find something that he had ever tried.
On the way, we talked about the differences between US and Vietnamese in culture, school, occupations,etc. Eventually, we came to turtle lake and bought some street food such as rice paper, fried corn, and peach tea. He told us that he’s really into rice paper that so strange taste, and fried corn like Mexican street food he used to try but it had a bit different.
We finished our tour in Turtle lake and he said that tour like an adventure and he liked that. But we felt our tour a bit monotonous so we will try our best to make it better next time.
Thank for reading 🤗🤗🤗