About Street Food Man

Hello! I am Vinnie, the founder of Street Food Man and also the nephew of Kim Phuc (Vietnam Napalm Girl). I have been an English speaking guide for 7 years and Vietnamese street food is my HUGE PASSION ever. I created these tours with the purpose of taking tourists from all over the world to explore Saigon, taste Vietnamese street food off of the beaten path and experience the life of the local people. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Saigon as I guide you through the back alleys and hidden street that you otherwise wouldn't find on your own.

*Street Food Man is featured on The 2nd biggest daily newspaper in the UK, Metro. Link to the travel news: https://metro.co.uk/2018/02/13/11-awesome-reasons-to-take-a-trip-to-ho-chi-minh-city-in-vietnam-7264786/

*Street Food Man is featured on Ahlanlive newspaper located in Dubai, U.A.E. Link to the travel news: https://www.ahlanlive.com/scintillating-saigon-sightseeing-socialising-and-street-food-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam-634268.html

*My street food tours are also recommended on Lonely Planet, Getyourguide, Tripadvisor, Viator, Airbnb, Visitacity, Trustpilot, Touristlink so on...

It would also be my pleasure to take you to my aunt's house (the Napalm Girl) and learn about all of the people in the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken on that fateful day in 1972. Get the real feeling of her story, her life, and talk directly with her close relatives.

Read about Napalm Girl Kim's story on wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Thi_Kim_Phuc 

Thank you for visiting my page and I hope you decide to take this unique experence and make it your own!

My Local Guides:

I wish to connect you with Vietnamese young generation, and also create a good job for them. I have chosen and carefully trained excellent guides who come from many different universities and regions in Vietnam. They are passionate, energetic and have a HUGE PASSION for Vietnamese street food. They like talking with the tourists and possess a lot of enthusiasm in sharing culture, history, food and everything about Vietnam with you. They not only are willing to help you in the tour but also after the tour finishes. As our slogan “come as a guest, leave as a friend” we want to become your friends in Vietnam. 

Our Mission

                        

Our biggest mission is to make your stomach happy!!! 

You know, the best way to discover a new city is tasting its food and the best food isn't always found in a restaurant. We created these tours to take you to the most popular stalls, local restaurants that most people choose to dine. Discover hidden Saigon and get a real experience as the way locals live their day to day lives. Our street food guides will be a bridge to bring the fun, friendly and care-free atmosphere and connect to you with the local people. We want to immerse you in delicious food, the customs and also hospitality of the Vietnamese people. When you join our tours, it means you are supporting for our charity for less fortunate people.

About Vietnamese Cuisine

                           

Vietnamese cuisine is culture and the art of cooking and eating!

Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and features a combination of five fundamental tastes (Vietnamese: ngũ vị)-  in the overall meal. They are Spicy, Sour, Bitter, Salty, Sweet which stand for five elements: Metal, Sour, Wood, Fire, Water, Earth. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, eye chili, lime and Thai basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide

Anthony Bourdain said:” Going to Vietnam the first time was life-changing for sure; maybe because it was all so new and different to my life before and the world I grew up in. The food, culture, landscape and smell; they’re all inseparable. It just seemed like another planet; a delicious one that sort of sucked me in and never let go.”  

He is an American chef, author, and television personality in the world.

And Luke Nguyen said “For Vietnamese people, food is our life; we are forever eating, cooking and talking about food. Food is communication – food is culture”.

He is a Vietnamese-Australian and very famous master chef in Australia and Vietnam.