Saigon Street Eats

In July 2014, John and I went to Saigon for a few days. One of the highlights of our time there was the Seafood Trail Night Tour with Saigon Street Eats.

Saigon Street Eats

The tour started at our hotel where we were picked up on motorbike taxis and driven to meet our guide and the rest of our group.


Saigon Street Eats

Our night of eating adventure took place on one of Saigon’s “snail streets”.

Saigon Street Eats

Vu, our guide, explained that we would be trying a wide range of “snails” but that we’d be eating more than just snails.

Saigon Street Eats

Oc (snails) is just the Vietnamese word that is shorthand for all crustaceans.

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Vu ordered a round of local beers and several different dishes for us to try.

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

I even got to see what the inside of a balut egg looks like.

Saigon Street Eats

Balut eggs are fertilized eggs that contain partially developed duck embryos.

No.

I didn’t.

And I won’t.

Ever.

We crossed the street and headed towards another vendor on Snail Street.

Saigon Street Eats

Vu ordered another round of local beers:

Saigon Street Eats

And several more flavorful dishes for the table.

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Vu was very informative and explained what each dish was, how it was prepared, and the proper way to eat it.

Saigon Street Eats

Our small group of foodies were not afraid to eat, that’s for sure!

Saigon Street Eats

With full bellies, we walked to the last restaurant on the tour.

Saigon Street Eats

Of course we ordered a few more beers:

Saigon Street Eats

And food.

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

Check out the size of this oyster!

Saigon Street Eats

That oyster was the main character in the last part of our tour:

Saigon Street Eats

The Challenge!

The food challenge is simply oysters soaked in wasabi.

Saigon Street Eats

A lot of wasabi.

Saigon Street Eats

I think my friend’s face explains it best.

We had so much fun that night!

Saigon Street Eats

If your travels take you to Saigon, be sure to book a tour with Saigon Street Eats.

It’s the best way to discover Saigon’s local street culture and make new friends all at the same time.

Saigon Street Eats

Thank you, Vu and Friends!

For more information on the Seafood Trail Night Tour, click HERE.

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We also went on The Sights Tour with XO Tours Vietnam. You can read all about that HERE.

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