Ho Chi Minh City is a charming, energetic, and multicultural city. It feels like a melting pot filled with a diverse range of cultures, customs and cuisines from across Vietnam, however, the influx of tourism can make it difficult to find authentic food. Our mission is to show you the best places where locals themselves meet and eat, as well as help you discover secret streets and charming residential areas. You'll eat and drink like a true Ho Chi Minh City native, while hearing interesting stories about the foods and areas we explore.
In Ho Chi Minh City, we're warm-hearted food advocates, so we've made it our goal to introduce visitors to the real Ho Chi Minh City. Since our small team resides in the city, we'll be sharing our knowledge of the local culture as well as the latest gastronomic trends. We will take you to eateries and shops that are beloved by the area's locals, so we know you'll love them too. We'll also give you great tips for the rest of your trip, so you'll know the right way to taste Ho Chi Minh City!
Larry is from a small village on the Mekong Delta but has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 10 years as a tour guide and guide trainer. Influenced by food from all the cultures and regions of Vietnam he has visited, Ho Chi Minh City represents what he loves the most: diversity, hospitable people, relaxed lifestyle, culture, and history. He'll show you the places he goes to himself with his friends and family. He loves to find new shops, flavours, and stories in every corner of his city. Larry also helps disadvantaged university students with English and knowledge to become tour guides themselves.
"My name is Luan, but it's hard to pronounce, so my foreign friends call me Larry. I was born and raised in the Mekong Delta which is the biggest rice storage of Vietnam, making our country the second-largest rice exporter in the world. I've been a tour guide for 10 years in Ho Chi Minh City and I've visited almost everywhere in Vietnam. I really love foods and explore them in details. each of the foods has different stories and cultures. I'd like very much to show off my beautiful country to the world. So come with me to explore foods and cultures."
Luan, Secret Food Tours Ho Chi Minh City