4 must-try street food in Hanoi
Hanoi street food is famous around the world. Hanoi is a kind of city that considers the phrase “street food” seriously – food is everywhere. Each corner has dozens of coffee shops, food shop even in the sidewalk or you can see vendors sell products in the own bicycle or motorbike on the road. With some small color table and tools, they open a world of street food from noddle soup, pillow cakes, spring rolls and so on that customer cannot refuse. Visiting Hanoi without try these 5 food mean you have not been this city.
Pho (Noodle Soup)
Oh, Hanoi Pho, how does Pho is one of the best popular food in Hanoi ? Let see. There are many kinds of Pho with many different flavors such as Beef Pho, chicken Pho, Pork Pho or so on. Besides, reasonable price is around $2 US. Pho shows lots of history periods and culture of Hanoi. Pho comes from Hanoi and is arguably the national dish of Vietnam. Pho is suitable to eat in the morning, noon and night. In other words, any time you wondered what to eat in Hanoi, the answer is almost always Pho.
You can try at : Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su at 10 Ly Quoc Su street
Egg coffee( café Trung)
Walking down any street in Vietnam and you quickly realize that this is a crazy country with coffee-coffee shop everywhere but the most special kind of coffee is Egg Coffee.The founder of Egg coffee is Nguyen Giang, he used to be a bartender at 5 star hotel and he saw a Cappucino and wanted to make one. But at that time, it was sacred of milk and he used the yolk instead of milk. It was crazy until the first Egg coffee cup was made and become a famous drink in Hanoi. There’ve come for “cà phê trúng,” or egg coffee, a Hanoi specialty in which a creamy soft, meringue-like egg white foam is perched on dense Vietnamese coffee.There are hot and cold versions.
You can try at : Cafe Giang, 39 Nguyen Huu Huan
Grilled Pork Noodle (Bun Cha)
President Obama tried this food so why do not you ?
Bun cha is a very famous local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle and served herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce/broth. Is is listed in top 7 specialties of Hanoi street food so you can find Bun cha everywhere in Hanoi, from big restaurants to street vendors, but only foodies of Hanoi can advise you the best ones.
Some best places to try Bun Cha: Bun cha Huong Lien at 24 Le Van Huu street, Hai Ba Trung district (Obama tried there)
Bun cha Dac Kim at No. 1 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Vietnamese Banh My
Vietnamese Banh My served as breakfast, lunch and even dinner so Banh my has been playing an important role in the daily life of Vietnamese people so you can find Banh my shop in every corner of Hanoi from a very big shop of famous chef or just a vendor with a specialized trolley. Whether you are in a rush for work or hanging out with friends , Banh my is always a best ideal food option with reasonable price and amazing taste.
There is no fixed recipe for Banh my– it is a very simply mixture of various ingredients you want to eat. However, a typical Vietnamese Banh my often includes baguette, Vietnamese-style pork roll, pate, cucumber, fresh herbs, pepper and chill sauce , mayonnaise depends on your interest.
Some famous place to enjoy Banh my: Banh my with Vietnamese steak – No 3 Hòe Nhai Street (open from 10am) -70.000VND.
Banh Mee – 18 ẤuTriệu Street-30.000VND
Banh mi Bôm Bốp –No.92 Hàng Trống Street – 20.000VND – 50.000VND