Hanoi Street Foods

24, March, 2015

Hanoi Street Foods

When you travel to Vietnam  and stay in Hanoi, Vivutravel advises you to do Hanoi Street food tour which is interesting walking tour to visit Hanoi's old quarter, explore daily life of Hanoians and try Hanoi's best dishes.

Below are some of the recommended dishes that you should try.

1. Phở or Pho is a famous Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat. It is primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and is one of the most internationally recognizable Vietnamese dishes and certainly one of the tastiest. Hanoi is actually credited as being home to the very first pho restaurant in the country. Travel to Hanoi, eat Pho or it will be a miss!

2. Bun Cha is choice for lunch all over Hanoi. Pork patties and slices of pork belly are grilled over hot coals and served with fish sauce, tangy vinegar, sugar and lime, which, when combined, creates a sort of barbecue soup that is eaten with rice vermicelli and fresh herbs. Accompanied by deep-fried spring rolls, this calorically rich dish is served with garlic and chilies on the side for an extra kick.

3. Banh cuon is a Northern Vietnamese dish that migrated to Hanoi. Thin steamed rice flour pancakes filled with minced pork and cloud ear mushrooms are served with nuoc cham, a fish-sauce-based dipping sauce, fried shallots and fresh herbs. Slightly goopy in texture, banh cuon is often eaten for breakfast or as an evening pick-me-up.

4. Bun Rieu Cua is a dish of rice vermicelli in a persimmon - hued, lightly spicy crab and tomato soup with floating squares of deep-fried tofu and lacy puffs of crab fat. it tastes delicious.

5. Bun dau mam tom is basically chunks of tofu served in a hot soup on a bed of rice noodles with a dollop of shrimp paste. It's an extremely popular meal that's often overlooked by guidebooks and seldom-tried by tourists or even long term residents of Hanoi.

6. Ear of pigs. It's one kind of Nem ( fresh spring rolls ). Lovely to try, if you dont dare, pass by to have a look how crowded it's. Trademark by the name " Nem tai Ba Hong " ( Mrs Hong - Ear's pork spring rolls ). It's a place a a gourmet in Hanoi, and of course, very local - place for young people, students, pupils gathering and chatting . Enjoy the feeling wrapping the spring rolls yourself with herbs, figs, and deep it in the sauce.. Yummy!

7. Grilled chicken wings and feet, sweet potatoes and bread that's been brushed with honey before being grilled are served with chili sauce and pickled cucumbers in sweet vinegar. Simple but tasty. (normally served in late afternoon or evening)

8. Dried squid is grilled over hot coals before being shredded and served with a spicy sauce. It's a chewy treat that is best washed down with shots of rice wine. (normally served in evening)

9. Have a local beer on the streets, the best place is the famous Bia Hoi Corner at the crossroads of Pho Ta Hien and Pho Luong Ngoc Quyen in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Sit down and relax with a cold beer and watch the locals.

10. Strong black coffee is what you need to try when in Hanoi. Nguyen Huu Huan Street is the place where the young come to enjoy coffee and chat.

Note: We can try something else that you want when walking along the streets.