Hanoi not only is home to a host of beautiful landscapes but also has been famous for rich culinary culture with a variety of unique dishes for a long time. For this reason, Hanoi is always one of the favorite attractions for tourists from various regions. Hanoi was ranked first among 16 cities having the most delicious food in the world by the Telegraph. This newspaper considers bun cha, pho, bread with pate served with herbs and rice with roast pork to be the best foods in Hanoi. Besides the above-mentioned dishes, Hanoi owns many other attractive foods that are preferred and highly appreciated by international tourists. Following are some must-try food for the trip to Hanoi.
Bun oc (snail vermicelli soup)
A bowl of bún ốc is always colorful by sauteing tomatoes, fat snails, green banana, and tofu. The food becomes more delicious due to the broth that is pure and greasy with slightly sour flavor and the typical smell of wine vinegar. When eaten with some sliced banana inflorescence and fresh herbs, we really have a bowl of snail vermicelli with full of flavor.
Some addresses you can refer to include No.2, Hoe Nhai street, Ba Dinh district; alley 191, Khuong Thuong, Dong Da district; alley 530, Thuy Khue, Cao Dat street; Dong Xuan market and West Lake.
Boiled snails (snails Boiled)
In Hanoi, there are a lot of good restaurants offering boiled snails. Each of them has its own secret of making sauce. For this food, the sauce is the main factor to attract customers. Sometimes, gourmets are deeply impressed by a snail restaurant only by its way of making sauce.
Gate, Hoan Kiem, Dinh Liet, Tran Phu, Tan Nghia Luong Dinh and are good places to enjoy boiled snails. Price 15,000 VND and 25,000 VND probably between a bowl.
Sticky rice (sticky rice)
You can find out Countless dishes from away in Hanoi gồm away slanted (PMs sticky rice), sticky black beans (sticky rice with black beans), sticky touch (sticky rice with peanuts), sticky corn (sticky rice with corn), sticky rice and chicken (sticky rice with chicken), fried crab away (sticky rice with crab sausage), fried sticky rice (fried sticky rice) and sticky song (sticky rice with mung bean filling pandan leaves with a coating of paste, meat, shrimp paste). Sticky rice is sold at all times, from morning till late night.
In addition to the famous xôi restaurant in Hanoi such as Xôi Yến in Nguyen Huu Huan street, xôi chả cua in Hanoi Old Quarter and fried sticky rice in De La Thanh street, you can eat this food sold by street vendors along the road or on the pavements of Cau Giay and Nghia Tan streets in the evening.
There are a host of types of hotpot for you to choose in Hanoi such as fish, crab, cow, frog, snail, congee, chicken, duck, heart and kidney. Each of them owns different flavor, which is a fascinating feature for you to explore. To have good hotpot, you are advised to go to duck hotpot in Cau Dien, chicken hotpot near Vietnam University of Commerce, frog hot pot in Giang Van Minh street and crab soup with beef shank hotpot in Nguyen Phong Sac street.
Cream (Ice Cream)
Trang Tien, Thuy Ta, West Lake, Tran Quoc Toan and Lo Duc are popular addresses to enjoy ice cream. Coming to these sites, you have an occasion to eat a variety of flavors of ice cream such as fresh cream, lemon cream, vanilla ice cream and ice cream cone at a cost from 6,000 VND to 45,000 VND. Enjoying ice cream and taking a stroll around Hoan Kiem lake at a windswept corner of West Lake will bring you interesting experience in the trip to Hanoi.
The above-mentioned are typical dishes in Hanoi. Hope that you will have a good holiday in the journey to explore Hanoi’s cuisine in particular and Vietnam’s cuisine in general.