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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City
 

It's not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with desserts places, Ice cream stands or local traditional Vietnamese sweets. In our latest video we decided to have a look at our favorite desserts to try in Saigon, and where to get them. Keep scrolling for the addresses!

#5 Kem Nhãn Chú Tám, 2 Trương Hàn Siêu Street, District 1

#4 Chè Cô Giang, 85 Cô Giang Street, District 1

#3 Trái Cây Tô, 177 Lý Tự Trọng Street, District 1

#2 Thế Giới Tàu Hủ, 164 Trần Hưng Đạo Street, District 1

#1 Kem Dừa Thái Cà-Rem, 241 Cách Mạng Tháng 8 Street, District 3.

What's your favorite desserts in Ho Chi Minh City? We definitely have something for that "Chè"!

Learn More Here: The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City
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Street-food Tour with Mr. Colin - Back Of The Bike Tours
On the 14 of October, we took our friend Mr. Colin taste some of the finest streetfood in Saigon. Down below is an album of the best shot we took during that tour. Feel free to email us at info@backofthebiketours.com with the name of the pictures along with the tour date if you would like to get the picture in a higher resolution.

Article Source Here: Street-food Tour with Mr. Colin
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Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we decided to have a look at more local (and affordable) places to buy souvenirs from your trip in Vietnam. We have decided to not include as well the infamous Bến Thành Market in District 1, mostly for its constant haggling and pricing (though it doesn't match others in terms of convenience). Check out the video and scroll down below for the different markets and streets:

Best Shopping Spots in Ho Chi Minh City:

 

# Dried foods, Fabrics and souvenirs: Binh Tay & An Dong Market, District 5

# Clothes, Handbags: Nguyen Trai Street, Saigon Square(s), District 1 to District 10

# Shoes: Luu Van Lang Street, District 1

# Paintings: Tran Phu Street, District 5

# Antiques: Le Cong Kieu Street, District 1.

 

What's your favorite shopping spot in Ho Chi Minh City?

Learn More Here: The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
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After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the video for our top 5 best value hotels in Saigon , and scroll down below for the list of addresses:

 

#5 GK Central Hotel, 92 Ly Tu Trong Street,

#4 Ruby River, 59 Nguyen Thai Binh Street,

#3 Liberty Green View, 187 Pham Ngu Lao Street,

#2 Duc Vuong Hotel, 195 Bui Vien Street,

#1 Alagon Saigon Hotel & Spa, 289 Ly Tu Trong Street.

 

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos about Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese street food coming soon!

Read More Here: The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
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While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style. As always, this is purely based on our team's opinion and this is not a sponsored post by any of the hotels mentioned below. Check out the video for the best boutique hotels here and scroll down for the list of addresses:

Our Best Boutique Hotels:

#5 L'Odeon, 63-65, Lê Văn Thiêm Street, District 7

#4 Town House 50, 50 Bùi Thị Xuân, Bến Thành District

#3 Cinnamon Hotel Saigon, 74 Lê Thị Riêng, Bến Thành District

#2 The Alcove, 133A Nguyễn Đình Chính, Phú Nhuận District

#1 I Am Vietnam, 30/57B Nguyen Cuu Van Street, Bình Thạnh District.

Are you planning to stay at one of these boutique Hotels in HCMC? Which one did you choose?

Originally Published Here: The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
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If you're like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most travelers though, finding these morning streetfood gems can be quite tricky, and most will stick with the typical hotel breakfast. Sure, having eggs and bacon is good (can't disagree with that!) but you're also missing out on some dishes that can be very difficult to find at other times. Indeed, it's hard to find a tasty Bò Kho open in late afternoon. We decided to take one of our morning to find what we thinks are our favorite Vietnamese breakfasts here and where to get them. We can't say it was easy, and there was some serious discussion on whether the Vietnamese beefsteak Bò Bít Tết should be first instead of Bò Kho. So here is our top 5 breakfast you should try in Ho Chi Minh City, according to us as always (watch the video for mouthwatering effect and scroll down below for all the addresses):

#5 Phở at Phở Lệ, 413 Nguyễn Trãi Street, District 5.

#4 Bánh Mì Op La at Bánh Mì Op La Hoà Mã, 53 Cao Thắng, District 3

#3 Bún Mọc at Bún Mọc Thanh Mai, 14 Trương Định, District 1

#2 Bò Bít Tết at Bò Bít Tết Nam Sơn, 200 bis Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, District 1

#1 Bò Kho at Bánh Mì Bò Kho & Xíu Mại, 166A Trần Nhân Tôn, District 10.

What's your favorite breakfast in Saigon ?

Read More Here: The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
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We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call "ốc", which literally means "snails", though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10 pages menu only in Vietnamese, so it can be quite difficult to get your order right. So we decided to make a little video with our 5 favorite dishes to order at a seafood restaurant in Vietnam (the restaurant we've been to for this video is Ốc Đào, 212/C79 Nguyễn Trãi street in District 1).

Have you tried these dishes in Saigon? Which one was your favorite?

Article Source Here: Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
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We're quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a fun experience for them to buzz through the lines and crossroads of our city. Many travelling families have been asking us, either throughout the tour or through email: "Where should I take my kids to in Saigon?" And it is indeed a good question: after all, while we believe attractions such as the War Remnants Museum or the Museum of Fines Arts are things to do in Saigon, they're not quite kid-friendly (definitely not the first one for sure). So we decided to make this new video, our top 5 children activities in Saigon (according to us!). Scroll down below the video for the list and addresses.

#5 Artinus 3D Art Museum, 02-04 Street 09 (Next to Vietopia) Him Lam area, Tân Hưng Ward, District 7

#4 X-Rock Climbing, 75 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street, Ward 6 District 3

#3 The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater, 55B Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, Bến Thành Ward, District 1

#2 Đầm Sen Park, 3 Hòa Bình Street, Ward 3, District 1

#1 Ourselves :-)

 

We hope this post will help some enjoy a great family experience here in Ho Chi Minh City. Stay tuned on our YouTube Channel for more videos coming soon!

 

Originally Published Here: Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!
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14 hours ago by backofthebiketours
Vegetarian Restaurant Ho Chi Minh | 2019 | 5 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
We serve vegetarians on our Taste of Vietnam and our Big Eats & Small Seats Tours every day. We know how important it is for Vegetarian and vegan travellers to find some delicious local food that caters to their lifestyle.

Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots for various Vietnamese street food or activities here in Saigon. One that was probably requested the most was a Top 5 vegetarians restaurants in this city. Finding 5 places for great vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh City was not too much a challenge for us, and more an excellent opportunity for delicious food. Below is our video with the Top 5 Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon, scroll down below for the list of addresses to the top Vegan Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City!

 

 

Vegetarian Restaurant Ho Chi Minh Top 5 Recommendations

#5 Cơm Chay Mani, 291/2 Võ Văn Tần Street, District 3

#4 Rou Vegetarian Restaurant, 37B Cô Bắc Street, District 1

#3 3 Lá Restaurant, 32A Cao Bá Nhạ Street, District 1

#2 Bông Súng, 86 Nguyễn Du Street, District 1
(dishes in the thumbnails are Phở Cuốn, Diếp Cuốn, Gỏi Bắp Chuối Chiên, Cơm Trộn Bông Súng, Bún Chả Giò)

#1 Hum, 32 Võ Văn Tần Street, District 1.

 

Have you tried any of these restaurants? which one was your favorite ? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

Source Here: The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
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Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm - Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food
Although you can't find this on our Food Tour, We decided to give it a go and show people what it is all about.

Back in December we decided it was time to try one of the most bizarre Vietnamese street-food ever, the coconut worm (đuông dừa or Live Larvae Coconut Worm). The Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus (Its poetic name given by the scientist community) is a relatively large beetle living in the forest of South East Asia, a real threat for plantations as it lays its eggs inside palm and coconut trees which can be completely eaten from the inside by the larvae. Yet this worm is considered as a delicacy in South Vietnam for its sweet coconut taste and is usually eaten alive with chili sauce:

 

 

So what do you think of the Vietnamese coconut worm? Have you ever tried some of the other bizarre Vietnamese food, such as the balut (hột vịt lộn, the infamous duck embryo) or the Tiết canh (Vietnamese blood soup)? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

Read More Here: Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm – Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food
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