Date: July 12th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m
Guests: Michael Richards from U.S.A, his wife and their son
Guides: Ngọc Minh and Thanh Long Nguyễn
Pickup adress: at Huong Sen hotel, 66-70 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe ward, district 1, HCMC.
That was really intriguing street food tour. I and Minh met Micheal’s wife and son at the hotel. We introduced ourselves and waited for Michael came back to the hotel to start the tour.
Michael’s wife told us that they lived in Hawaii and they used to try many Vietnamese food in there. And that was the first time she had been to Vietnam. Her family went around district 1 to try some food but those were not good and those were not had reasonably price. They went to the park and met other family they suggested Michael’s family about joining in street food tour. So they decided to book a tour in our group and hoped that street food tour would bring the good food to them.
When Michael came back to the hotel, we booked a grab car to go to Ho Thi Ky market, that was famous night and flower market. In that market they were very excited with so many street vendors which served a lot of food. We chose Bun Cha Ha Noi for the first dish. I was surprised how they could use the chopsticks and Michael’s wife told me she was Japanese.
After that, we stopped at the street vendors to buy some Bánh tráng nướng, they called them Vietnamese pizzas. Then we ate Trứng nướng and chè Campuchia and I told them about Cambodian in Vietnam they were one of our ethnic minorities and we called them Khmer people. Michael liked chè but his wife didn’t because she didn’t like durian smell. Then Minh bought them some coconut ice creams, and the others. They’re really into those food. We were really full that day.
And finally, we booked another car to the hotel and said good bye and good night each other. Our guests were really nice and generous.