Today’s Da Nang is wealthy, modern and a rapidly expanding city – it’s our third largest. You’ll experience a bustling but stable place that is comfortable with itself. Unsurprisingly its where many Vietnamese aspire to live! So its sometimes hard to imagine Da Nang’s long history with origins dating back to the ancient kingdom of Champa. During early Dai Viet times, it was called Cua Han, and Tourane in our French colonial period.
With this long and diverse history comes a fiercely proud people with unique culinary traditions, making Da Nang one of the most compelling food destinations anywhere in South East Asia. Xuan Tu’s private 4½ hour evening adventure will immerse you in the sight, smell and taste of Vietnamese food.
This Private Tour is NOT about the international food chains that have started to import their blandness into our country, neither is it the higher-end establishments that have popped up to tempt western tastes and western wallets! This is about food for everyday Vietnam, food that stimulates all five senses at everyday prices for local people, and prepared with pride at market food stalls, make-shift street restaurants and in what sometimes appears to be the owner’s front room!
We laughed and shared many stories along the way about our different cultures and lifestyles. If you’re looking for a different experience in trying local foods and flavours, this is the tour for you. So many interesting sights and sounds as we walked the streets of DaNang
– client TripAdvisor review
We meet at your Da Nang hotel at 16.30 for introductions then make our way to Long Coffee Cafe (Long is Dragon in Vietnamese) where we discuss our food itineraries (and any intolerances) with you. Known by locals as the ‘always-crowded cafe‘ and the oldest in Da Nang, it is THE place to start our tour. Then as evening falls we see the amazing kaleidoscope of coloured lights which illuminate Da Nang’s streets and famous bridges as we start our foodie journey.
We try at least 10 local delicacies which could include pate breadsticks to various steamed savoury rice cakes, Vietnamese pizza and salads to the rice dumplings originally created for the emperors in the Imperial City of Hue, Vietnamese soup to the spring rolls of Central Vietnam, and finishing this foodie part of our evening by trying the local’s favourite dessert! All depending of course on availability and your personal preferences.
Finally, though, our evening will come to a close at around 21.00 when we return you safely to your hotel or give you great recommendations for the rest of your evening in this most vibrant of Asian cities.
- a full 4½ hour private guided tour in English
- all food taken
- cold, bottled mineral water
- moist towellettes
- Da Nang or Hoi An hotel meet
- alcoholic drinks if taken