Hanoi Old Quarter with Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hang Dau… is a heaven of food that can not be ignored. You can come here and discover the traditional delicate cuisine of Hanoi like grilled fish, grilled frog, hot rice noodle soup (bun thang)… If you are a food lover, don’t miss the list of must-try food in Hanoi.
Pho is one of the typical dishes of Hanoi cuisine. Writer Thanh Lam once shared: “Pho is a special gift of Hanoi, not because only Hanoi has, but only in Hanoi that it is delicious.” Pho Hanoi is famous for its sweet broth, ripe meat and soft noodles.
Some delicious pho restaurants in the Old Quarter you should visit: Pho Cuong – Hang Muoi Street, Pho ganh – pavement Hang Trong Street…
Bun Cha (Kebab rice noodles)
If Pho is a special dish but not only Hanoi has, Bun cha is called the “gift” of the Hanoi. When the kebab is cocked, it is yellow and fragrant. Cocked kebab will be put into the bowl of sauce. Kebab rice noodles will be most delicious if it is combined with vegetables.
Bun cha is also the dish that President Barack Obama of America chose to enjoy when coming to Vietnam, which proves the attractiveness of this food toward not only local people but also foreign tourists.
Restaurant in the Old Quarter you should visit: 14 Hang Than
Hot rice noodle soup (Bun thang)
Bun thang – typical dishes contain the essence of culinary Hanoi. It requires a sophisticated way of cooking and the meticulous chef. To cook a bowl of noodles, you need to nearly 20 kinds of ingredients such as chicken torn small, fried eggs, silk spinach, white rice noodles, eryngo and many other kinds of vegetables.
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In particular, the broth should be clear, which is from simmered chicken and dried squid (so sweet) then add a drop of belostomatid otto to increase the smell. You can choose soup noodles or dried noodles.
Some addresses you should visit: Bun thang Cau Go Street, 11 Hang Hom Street…
La Vong grilled fish
One of the dishes that tourists can not ignore when coming to Hanoi is La Vong grilled fish. This dish is the perfect combination between the typical spices of Vietnam such as: turmeric, dill, shrimp sauce, fish sauce … All blends into a dish that is unique, extremely delicious and attractive.
When you come to Hanoi, you can go to La Vong Fish Grill located at 14 Cha Ca.
- Thanh Tri stuffer pancake
Thanh Tri Stuffer pancake is made of rice. Rice is grinded to dust then mixed with water and some other kinds of powder and rinsed thinly as paper in the hot water pot. This is a specialty of Thanh Tri Ward, famous throughout the country.
You can enjoy thin rice cake and transparent and aromatic rice countryside in To Hien Thanh Street with fish sauce mixed with a few more cinnamon rolls.
Grilled clam worm
Grilled clam worm, with grilled fish, is one of the famous dishes of Hanoi. This is classified as a special group of “rare” of Hanoi because not always have. Crispy outside, soft inside, fatty and delicious tangerine peel will promise to appeal to anyone.
You can try in Quan Chuong, Lo Duc and Gia Ngu Street.
The golden donuts are covered with a layer of roasted sesame roasted and just a little shake is heard the “rolling” of the small green bean inside so it is called a shake donut. You can hardly find a fried donut in anywhere but Hanoi.
If you want to enjoy the donut, you can find the 16A Ly Nam De or 21 Le Dai Hanh Street.
Cold snail vermicelli
Vermicelli or Vermicelli Hanoi is available all year round but it is best in summer. Although the food is rustic, not everyone can prepare this delicious dish because of the preliminary processing and meticulous preparation. Eat cold noodles you will feel the sweet, mildly slightly sour of the ginger, spicy hot of pepper.
If you want to eat cold noodles with Hanoi standard, you can go to O Quan Chuong Street or No. 3 Phu Dong Thien Vuong.
- Green rice of Vong village
In the autumn, the Hanoians look forward to green rice of Vong village which is made from the glutinous rice that has gone through the winter, convergence full of nutrients and fragrances.
Green rice is a specialty dish not only for normal people but it used to offer respectfully to the king.
Arriving in Hanoi in the autumn, you can not ignore green rice and related dishes such as green rice cake, fried green rice, Phat Loc com, sticky green rice, green rice sweet soup…
Like many countries in the world, coffee has become an indispensable drink for Vietnamese people today. Beside cups of black coffee, ice milk coffee or cup of cappuccino, latte imported from Europe, Vietnam also has a very unique coffee, has contributed to the list of coffee in the world’s most strange: egg coffee.
Hanoi now sells many kinds of coffee, but reminders of this dish, people will immediately remember Giang coffee shop, where creates this unique coffee. Nguyen Tri Hoa, the youngest son of Mr.Giang, said: “My father created and developed this formula during the period of social reform after the war, when milk was a scarce commodity in Vietnam, So I changed it, using egg yolk instead of milk. ”
Egg yolks and coffee imagines the idea of two strangers but when whipped into cream, egg yolk has cleverly curb the bitter “unpleasant” of coffee, and instead is sweet and fat, waking up the whole taste of the enjoyment. Not only that, the aromatic flavor of egg yolks also makes the taste of coffee more passionate. Even if you are not a coffee lover, you should try it when coming to Hanoi.