Report: Street food tour
Time: 6:00 pm, April 17 th, 2018
Guests: The Ashbournes
Guide: Minh Dat and Tien
Address: Harmony Hotel – 34 Bui Thi Xuan
They just came to HCM city and took a city tour by themselves. Therefore , we wanted to create a completely different experience from the tour they took this morning. They have visited Ben Thanh market, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and other famous destinations.
During the tour
First I took them to 90 Bui Thi Xuan to try out “bò bía”, “nước mía”, “gỏi khô bò”. The parents loved “gỏi khô bò” most. But for Matt, their son, “bò bía” was his cup of tea, he ate 7 of 10 ones on a dish. The son couldn’t drink sugar cane juice because it was unheathly for teeth and health. He got sick easily.
Then, we moved to “BBQ village” and walked around this street. We talked something about “Mafia area”, which made them interested. They were interested because Australia didn’t have crimial streets like it. The street was like a movie, crazy and freedom. After that, we chose “Ốc Oanh” vendor to eat. This place was famous for snail so our choice was “ốc xào nước cốt dừa”, snail with coconut milk and grilled shrimp, grilled octopus served with beer and coke. We hung out for a long time and it was fun.
Finally, We moved to Thu Thiem subway Park. They said the view was best of the best. It was like Hong Kong but it was still Vietnamese looking. We ate “cá viên chiên” and drank “đá me”. It was so fascinating. We moved on to the park to do excersise.
In the end, it was a hard night and a great one too.