Best street foods to try in Hanoi

13, December, 2015

Best street foods to try in Hanoi

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam is famous as one of the top cities to travel in the World. Traveling to Hanoi, you can feel the harmonious combination of modern and ancient features, especially in the cuisine, in which, trying street foods in Hanoi should be an interesting activity in your tours in Vietnam. It is not overstated that Hanoi is paradise of street foods as there are diversified foods in each street and corner and it even takes a local only a minute to find a favorite dish. However, as a new comer, let us advise you the best street foods to try in Hanoi and you can better plan your Hanoi street food tour.

Banh My is also a worldwide food and considered as the world’s best sandwich. Banh mi is one of the greatest examples of fusion food done extremely well – a representation of Vietnam and France, all stuffed into a handheld crusty baguette. Especially, Banh My has a delicious and ever-varying combination of deli-style pork, pate and veggies such as carrots, cilantro, cucumber, etc.

Pho – Rice Noodle Soup with beef or chicken should be the top street food to try in Hanoi as you can’t find its unique taste in other parts of Vietnam. Pho is a type of Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shapes rice noodles, a few herbs and meat (chicken or beef) that can be used for both breakfast, lunch and dinner.

best street foods to try in hanoi

Cha Ca (Vietnamese Grilled Fish) is a rare yet iconic dish in Hanoi that has been listed as one of the 1,001 dishes to eat before you die. The key ingredients of Cha Ca are chunks of turmeric marinated white fish meat usually of snakehead fish, cold Vietnamese vermicelli noodles and a few condiments such as peanuts, chopped spring onion, parsley, fish sauce and red chilli.

Bia hoi or Vietnamese draught beer is also famous drink in Vietnam and known as the cheapest beer in the world. Get introduced to beer since 1900s, this alcoholic beverage has become a Vietnamese culture, especially in a tropical country with hot and humid weather all year round.

Egg coffee a typical type of coffee found in Vietnam only. It is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.