Traveling to Hanoi, you can see that there are a lot of specialties from cheap to expensive ones. However, Banh Com or Green Rice Flake Cake is considered as one of the most delicious and cheapest specialties that can be gifted to your family, relative and friend. This type of cake is widely sold in Hang Than street which is among 20 most favorable culinary streets in Hanoi.
As soon as you arrive in Hang Than Street, you can find more than 30 cake shops, in which, the Nguyen Ninh brand is the oldest and delicious one with traditional flavor and taste. Nguyen Thi Hiep, a fourth generation family member of Nguyen Ninh cake shop revealed that there have been 5 generations in his family making this cake so far.
He explained that products of his family are always the most attractive and tasty ones as they only use pure ingredients without additives and mixture. And with just a piece of this cake, you can feel the full flavor of ancient time with moss old houses, narrow old streets and beautiful Vietnamese woman in traditional costume – Ao Dai.
Besides Banh Com, you can find many other specialties while walking around the Old Quarter in Hanoi.