Call 1-800-387-1483 or email us
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Get inspired by hands-on cooking classes
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Dig in to Saigon’s Pho Trail
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Feast your eyes on Hoi An’s ancient temples and bridges
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Taste authentic flavours in colourful night markets
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Connect with chefs passionate about Singapore’s culinary heritage

Singapore, Hoi An & Saigon with Jusep Sim

Feb 01-12, 2023

12 days | Vietnam | Gastronomy & Wine

Join fellow food-obsessed travellers and your Chief Epicurian Officer Jusep Sim to discover what makes Singapore and Vietnam a food lover’s dream.

Start in Singapore; centuries before the birth of ‘fusion cuisine’, there was Singapore with its intricately multicultural heritage and culinary traditions from Chinese, Arab, Indian, Persian, and Malay communities. Dive into Hawker Centres, the treasured national symbol of the country where street food reaches its highest expression in lively (and hygienic!) complexes. Each cart is hyper-specialized; owners have been making their dish and only this dish for years, perfecting it to an art. Over five days here we’ll explore the many different cultural and gastronomic expressions of this lively city.

Then to Vietnam where we explore graceful Hoi An and energetic Saigon. Here more delicious dishes compete for your attention as you sample foods with a little taste of France and some flavours of China influencing a cuisine noted for its complex flavours combining spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet. Hoi An is a delightfully atmospheric town with a lovely riverside setting. The UNESCO-listed old town is filled with well-preserved merchant houses, Chinese temples, and ancient tea warehouses. Muscular Saigon dazzles with its vitality. Timeless alleys and creative niches blend with skyscrapers and each district has its own character and food scene.

Experience three cooking classes, foodie walks, and Jusep’s off-piste explorations on this curated culinary experience. With extended stays in just three bases, our pace is relaxed so we can really dig in to everything we discover.

Consider joining the optional extension to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat to see the most amazing temples in Southeast Asia and a sample a unique cuisine.
Gastronomy & Wine Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4995  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; breakfast + one other meal each day; flight from Singapore to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities and entrance fees; three cooking classes; specialized food walks; services of specialized English-speaking guides; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; applicable Taxes at time of writing; hosted by Jusep Sim

"I believe that food is the most accessible way to get a glimpse into the soul of a country or culture and the most wonderful way to connect with people." – Jusep Sim

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Singapore
2Joo Chiat and Kampong Glam, Old Airport Road Food Centre
3Singaporean cooking experience, 150-year-old Botanic Gardens
4Excursion to Melaka, Malaysia
5Exploring Singapore’s Chinatown
6Fly to Danang, Vietnam and drive to Hoi An, BBQ dinner riverside
7Beautiful Hoi An countryside past rice fields and small market towns
8Gather ingredients at a market with a chef, enjoy a hands-on cooking experience
9Fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), explore the city centre in the day and night
10Cruise the tributaries of the mighty Mekong river and observe fishers and farmers
11Explore The Pho Trail, traditional cooking class with a contemporary twist
12Depart Saigon
Optional Extension: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Download Itinerary

Your Tour Leader

Jusep Sim is the Founder and Chief Epicurean Officer (CEO) of Chopsticks+Forks, Toronto’s top rated food tour. A world traveller and passionate food adventurer, he's travelled to over 55 countries eating his way through each one.
 
Chopsticks+Forks was recently recognized by TripAdvisor as having a Top 25 Food Experience in the World!

Email Us

Or call 1-800-387-1483 with any questions or to reserve your spot!

Gastronomy & Wine Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$4995  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; breakfast + one other meal each day; flight from Singapore to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities and entrance fees; three cooking classes; specialized food walks; services of specialized English-speaking guides; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; applicable Taxes at time of writing; hosted by Jusep Sim

View More Trips In...
You may Also be interested in...
Download the Detailed Itinerary
Download the Detailed Itinerary

Click the button to download the full detailed itinerary for the trip:
Singapore, Hoi An & Saigon with Jusep Sim

Please fill in the following information and you will be directed to download the detailed itinerary.

First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Confirm Email *
Address
Address 2
City
Province/State
Postal Code/Zip
Country
Yes, sign me up to receive your e-newsletter with announcements of new tours, invitations to special events and reports from the field.
Please let us know which e-newsletters you would like to receive:

I am interested in learning about cultural tours from Worldwide Quest

I am interested in learning about nature tours from Quest Nature Tours

Where did you hear about Worldwide Quest?



Reserve My Spot!

Thank you, your adventure awaits! We will be in touch very soon.

Please fill in the following form and we’ll get back to you soon to confirm your booking.

First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Confirm Email *
Phone *