Ha Noi – the capital of Vietnam – is not only famous for its age-old elegance alongside the hustle and bustle of such a metropolis, but it also serves as a paradise for excellent Vietnamese cuisine, especially street food. Let roam about and discover top 10 street foods you should not miss with Vietnam Express Travel.
- Phở – Hanoi street food
Phở or Vietnam’s special rice noodle is locally regarded as the ‘soul’ of Hanoi’s cuisine. This specialty obtains delicious broth that is sweetened by boiled pork bones or beef/chicken flesh, which is then served with Phở – an exclusive type of rice noodle you only find in Vietnam. With fantastic taste, Phở tops the most favorite Hanoi street foods ranked by youngsters of the capital.
- Fried Spring Rolls
Fried spring roll or Cha gio or Cha ram is made from a mixture of lean minced pork, jelly ears (edible mushroom), shredded carrot, glass noodle and duck/chicken eggs, which are wrapped by a piece of rice paper into rolls. Then the rolls are fried to become crispy and yellowed outsides. This dish is served with a sweet and sour fish sauce that contains fermented cabbage slices. The crisp of the fried rolls comes melted inside one’s mouth, leaving a great taste that makes it a favorable dish for Hanoians, especially during rainy or cold days.
- Cha ca La Vong
Cha ca La Vong or La Vong fried fish writes its name in the list of worth-trying Hanoi foods. The dish is made from filleted fish (sort of catfish) that is marinated with dill, lesser galangal, fermented rice paste and other seasonings. The marinated fish are then fried until it gets yellowed. There you are. It’s ready to enjoy such an exquisite dish in Hanoi.
- Trang Tien Ice-cream
Trang Tien ice cream is a cool dish that saves you from the scorching hot summer in Hanoi. With diverse flavors, such as strawberry, green rice, chocolate, vanilla, Trang Tien ice cream is a nice choice of Hanoi’s cheap and delicious food.
- Snail noodle
Hanoi citizens specially love snail noodle, which probably explains the year-round omnipresence of the dish. There come several favorite locations for this ‘specialty’, including Bui Thi Xuan St., Nha Chung St., O Quan Chuong St.
- Jelly yogurt
As a groovy alternative for conventional yogurt, Jelly yogurt comes along with a plastic state thanks to fruit jelly added into the ingredients. Sometimes jelly yogurt is served with cacao to obtain delicious and exotic taste. The most excellent jelly yogurt is served at No. 80, Hang Non St – Hanoi street food
- Sticky rice
Sticky rice is both delicious and stomach-filling. Once setting foot in Hanoi, you must pass by Yen Sticky Rice on Nguyen Huu Huan St. to enjoy the best taste of the sticky rice in Hanoi Capital.
- Coffee with eggs
This special drink really fits in when Hanoi is getting cold at the turn of winter. As you hole up in a café and enjoy a cup of hot coffee served with a raw egg, which tastes both pretty bitter and fat, it must be one of the best ways to survive the winter. For those who love this special drink, remember to drop by Cong café or Giang café for the best egg coffee ever in town.
- Goose Noodle
The broth of this dish is made by stewing goose bones and bowels, and then is served with noodle and Chinese doughnut. This dish is an excellent choice during hard winter days. The fragrance of the broth, combined with the tough goose flesh and dried bamboo shoot, all together captivates anyone who once tastes it.
- Bánh đúc
Bánh đúc (đúc cake) that is made from non-glutinous rice flour, with 2 different types – hot and cool – enchants those who love Vietnamese cuisine as they first taste it. This special cake is served with minced pork and jelly ear mushroom. There are several favorite bánh đúc restaurants on Le Ngoc Han St. or Minh Khai St.
Top 10 Hanoi street food you should not miss
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