4. Bún Ốc (Snail rice noodles)
Hanoians usually eat bun oc for breakfast or lunch, particularly in winter. When it gets cold, it is hard to imagine anything more delightful than slurping down a bowl of steaming hot and spicy soup with the chewy but tasty snail in it. This dish has a singular sour taste from thickened vinegar and charming crispness of very well processed snail (so don’t worry about getting a sore stomach). Bun oc is accompanied by a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs like lettuce, coriander, perilla, knotweed, and basil.
Though it has boiled snail as its main ingredient, you can still feel the elegance when eat Bún ốc with fired tofu, scalded tomato and raw vegetable. Because this is a popular dish of local residents, it is sold everywhere on the streets and restaurants at only 20,000-30,000 VND for a portion.
Where to eat bún ốc in Hanoi
- Madam Lương at 191 KhươngThượng Street, Hanoi.
- 73A Mai Hac De, Hoe Nhai Street, Hanoi.
- 54 Doi Can Sreet, Hanoi.
- 530 ThụyKhê Street, Hanoi.