Hanoi has been long considered the promised land for those who are eager for eating. Due to the culinary interference between different regions, Hanoi owns countless delicious foods. Pho, rice vermicelli, hot pot, ice cream and sticky rice are all the dishes associated with Hanoi and considered the best foods in Hanoi. As a result, almost all the people in the trip to Hanoi find the opportunity to enjoy these dishes. However, tourists from afar are usually impressed by the following food. This article would like to introduce 5 must-try foods in Hanoi.
Pho has a strong attachment to Hanoi. Pho not only is a dish but also brings the exquisite beauty of the Vietnamese culinary culture. The brand names that bring the fame to Hanoi’s pho include pho Bat Dan, Pho Thin and Pho Co.
The domestic customers or foreign tourists are excited about Hanoi’s pho because of the sweet taste of the broth made of simmered beef bones, soft noodles and delicious beef. The average price for a bowl of pho ranges from 30,000 to 60,000 VND.
Pho tron (Mixed Pho)
In Hanoi, only with 25,000 to 35,000 VND, you can enjoy a bowl of mixed pho or crystal noodles. This is one of the favorite foods in Hanoi. This food is not too greasy with the good smell of roasted peanuts and dry onions, soft noodles and beef or chicken will help you feel full for a long time.
The best mixed pho for you to enjoy is located in Nghia Tan street or at No. 5 Phu Doan street, Hoan Kiem. You will have a full bowl of mixed pho or crystal noodle with the tasty broth.
Bun cha (rice vermicelli with grilled pork)
Previously, Bun cha in Hanoi was baked with bamboo sticks. But today, the pork is usually put on the barbecue, then grilled on the charcoal. You can choose to eat meatball or meat in pieces. The sauce that is eaten with bun cha is considered the soul of the dish. It is often placed in a big bowl and served hot.
Besides famous restaurants like bun cha Hang Manh and bun cha que tre at Dong Xuan market, you can eat bun cha in every street, alley or corner in Hanoi at a cost of 15,000 to 30,000 VND.
Bun dau mam tom (Fermented shrimp paste with fried tofu and rice vermicelli)
The most popular in Hanoi is fermented shrimp paste with fried tofu and rice vermicelli. The ingredients of this dish only include crisply fried tofu, a plate of rice vermicelli and some herbs but bun dau mam tom always draws a lot of customers. If you feel worried about the food safety at the sidewalk food stalls, it is recommended that you choose to eat in a clean restaurant with the great fame to immensely enjoy the special flavor of the dish. You only pay from 15,000 VND to 25,000 VND.
Bun dau mam tom is quite familiar with Hanoi’s people and may be served in all the meals in a day. In addition to fried tofu, this dish is eaten with chả cốm (Vietnamese sausage with green rice), fried black pudding, boiled meat, blood sausage and boiled tongue.
Pho cuon (Rolled pho)
Hanoi’s rolled pho attracts customers by chewy and soft rice paper, tasty medium-rare beef and fresh leaf vegetables. This food is accompanied by dipping sauce to create a typical dish in Vietnam.
You can enjoy rolled pho in West Lake, Ngu Xa, Ba Dinh, sidewalk food stalls or markets in Hanoi with the price between 40,000 VND to 50,000 VND.