8. Bia Hơi Hà Nội (Ha Noi fresh beer)
Bia Hoi Ha Noi is a classic Vietnamese beer garden, perfect for a late sunny afternoon. Bia hoi is a special type of homemade beer, unpreserved, brewed daily and delivered in kegs to local businesses. Unlike canned or bottled beer, bia hoi should be consumed the day after it leaves the factory. It’s brand-less and very cheap compared to Western-style beers.
Where to drink Bia Hoi Hanoi
- 9B Ta Hien, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Beer corner
- Bia Hoi Thien Nga: 86 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi
- Ngoc Ha Bia Hoi: 19C Ngoc Ha Street, Ha Noi.
- Bia Hoi Cuong Hoi 264 ThuyKhue Street, Hanoi
Tips: One of the problems with Ta Hien street is that it is opened in the early afternoon and seem to run out of bia hoi only 4 or 5 hours later, you can be informed that no beer is available.
9. Bún Thang (Vermicelli Soup with Chicken, Egg, Pork)
Bun Thang means vermicelli soup in Vietnamese. The name of the dish, bún thang, is comprised of ‘bun’ and ‘thang’. ‘Bun’ means noodles while ‘thang’ is translated literally as pack of medicine. Bún thang got its name as it is made of a lot of ingredients, a bit like a pack of thuoc bac.
The most important part of this food is to keep the broth as pure as possible with full of sustenances. Fertimented shrimps and hard-cooked broth create an insane taste for Bún thang.
Where to eat Bun Thang in Hanoi
- Bun Thang at 13 Gia Ngu Street, Ha Noi.
- Bun Thang 59 Hang Luoc St, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.
- Bun Thang 28 Lieu Giai St, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi.
- 144 D2 Giang Vo St, Dong Da, Ha Noi.
- Thuan Ly Bun Thang: 33 Hang Hom St, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.