Scattering alongside narrow alleys in the Old Quarter- the iconic street food heaven in Vietnam, roadside stalls with no well-decored settings like luxurious restaurants are dedicated to spreading of Vietnam’s quintessence to visitors. Wandering around Hanoi, you can’t resist the attraction of flavor-packed street eatery heavens.
Where to eat
While hitting to streets in Hanoi, you can’t but to follow your nose to street “kitchens” where you are able to give your tummy a massage. Your taste buds are rousing to the scene of mouthwatering roadside treats of all types, ranging from sophisticated dishes to budget ones. You do not need to stick to the beaten track but follow recommended places can take you closer to have a perfect eat out in Hanoi. Don’t be scared of busy streets, you might discover incredible tranquil corners and call it a day to ease up your craving stomach.
Com Binh Dan in Hanoi (Source: Internet)
The surroundings of Hoan Kiem Lake always get top billing when it comes to culinary experiences. A visit to the lake enables you to soak up the iconic sight of Hanoi, inhaling fresh air amid the bustling center, and catching sight of the thousand-year turtle if lucky. Later on your trip, you are able to savor best foods of your trip. Never miss the chance to try Com Binh Dan, the very symbolic meal of Trang An residents in particular and Vietnamese people in general. Com Binh Dan gains no single point for complexity but occupies the most voted for its emblematic meaning. A set of Com Binh Dan manages to make a nutritious balance, including meat of various cooking (chicken, fish, pork, or fresh seafood) and inevitably, vegetables and steamed white rice. That’s why Com Binh Dan can help to boost your energy. Around lunchtime and dinnertime, places for Com Binh Dan will get rowdy, so don’t be afraid of squeezing.
Bun Dau Mam Tom (Source: Internet)
The list of well-known Hanoi’s eating places can go without the Old Quarter. Like its fame for historical and cultural values, Hanoi’s Old Quarter also gains a fair share of Vietnamese cuisine. Each guild and street open to each layer of culinary discovery. Indulge your eyes with mesmerizing quaint settings, broaden your mind with valuable lessons about traditional trade and crafts, and then you put your feet up to sample legendary dishes. Yummy! For example, Cha Ca La Vong at Cha ca street ( made of fried fish served with vermicelli noodles, dipping sauce and fresh herbs), Banh Cuon at Hang Ga (A go-to morning treat of Hanoians), or Bit Tet at 51 Hang Buom (representing the culmination of Vietnam cuisine and French style, an ideal treat served with Bia Hoi during wintertime, or Bun Dau Man Tom at Hang Khay (A classic street food made of fried tofu, vermicelli noodles, pork together with a variety of local-based herbs). Hot-pot is all the rage now so if you are a hot-pot fanatic, makes your way to Hang Tre where you will be served with excellent hot-pot experiences, especially during cold winter days.
Coconut Ice Cream (Source: Internet)
Hot-spot for winter, so what could it be for summer? Well, let’s Hanoi ice cream dispel scorching heat. If you are sauntering Hanoi on sultry and muggy days, go ice cream. There is a warren of varieties for you to try but Coconut ice cream at 29 Hang Than will tantalize your taste buds. It’s very typical of Vietnam as a country overflowing with coconut trees. Vietnamese people are deft at taking its coconut abundance to full advantage. And now visitors are able to enjoy a very inventive type of ice cream which is contained in premature coconuts, not cones or bags. There are different flavors to choose from, depending on your preferred taste. A common treat is packed with ice cream and topped with peanuts, freshly shaved fruits, and chocolate sauce. A harmonious combination of ice cream with tender copra wills a sure hit to beat humid days. Interested? Pay a visit to Hang Trong in the Old Quarter to get real-life experiences of what it is, Coconut ice cream.
Where to drink
Bia Hoi Hanoi (Source: Internet)
When it comes to drinks, Bia Hoi Ha Noi will definitely come in discussions. Bia Hoi is a revered specialty of Kinh Ki land and the quintessential part of Hanoian’s spiritual life. If you are interested in the idea of sampling this legendary drink, head your way to Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets in the Old Quarter. It’s called Bia Hoi Junction where a warren of bars cluster and also known as an ever-bustling nightlife spot where a sea of locals and foreigners enjoy ecstatic moments with pints of Bia Hoi in hand. Amazingly, this specialty costs you only around 8,000 to 10000 VND. Savour a glass of fresh Bia Hoi perfectly quench your thirst, making ever more energetic to discover hidden marvels of the capital city.
If you haven’t got any idea for things to do in Vietnam, partake in Hanoi food tours to fantastic street food heavens where gourmets will be able to satisfy their rousing tummies. Hanoi’s Old Quarter is like a maze that mesmerizes its visitors at every angle. Hit the streets with streetfoodofhanoi and enjoy how mouth-watering street food in Vietnam is.