Hanoi – the capital city with thousand years of culture have diverse cuisine featuring the capital region. Hanoi attracts tourists thanks to not only its beauty, this charming city is also well-known for a paradise of Hanoi street foods with “must-try” dishes for tourists as well.
1. Fresh beer in Ta Hien Street
Ta Hien Street is one of the famous tourist site in the Hanoi Old Quarter, attracting a large number of foreign tourists and Vietnamese young people every afternoon. If there is one word to describe about Ta Hien Street, it will be excitement. Only with the plastic chairs and tables, tourists coming to there can join with the bustling crowd, enjoy beer and chat with their own friends or tourists coming from different countries and the locals comfortably. In particular, the beer sold in this street is really fresh and cheap.
2. “Pho” in Ly Quoc Su street food
Located on Ly Quoc Su Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, street foods sold in Ly Quoc Su Street is well-known for its Vietnam’s “pho”. For those who love Vietnamese pho, especially Hanoi traditional pho, Ly Quoc Su Street is an address that worth to be listed in their Hanoi’s itinerary. “Pho” sold in this street is named as the most delicious pho in Hanoi thank to the characteristics of the cuisine of Hanoi Old Quarter: greasy and sweat sauce; soft and fragrant meat; crispy crumbs. All make pho become a really delicious dish that attracts many visitors to enjoy.
It means the dish “bun cha” sold in Quat Street. For the Hanoian, eating bun cha in the cold weather will bring for a dinner a very nice experience. In spite of being placed in a small street, this shops selling bun cha in Hang Quat still attracts a lot of visitors and tourists to enjoy the dish. The grilled meat of bun cha has attractive aroma. This Hanoi street food is served with fresh vegetables and fried spring rolls.
4. Ba Hoanh rice roll cake
This dish is certainly listed as one of the favorite dishes of the locals who love Hanoi cuisine. Even, Ba Hoanh rice roll cake is associated with the childhood of many dinners in the capital. The thin and a bit greasy rice roll cake served with really tasty sauce will give tourists a memorable taste that almost dinners want to try it again.
5. Traditional dumplings
Whatever the weather is hot or cold, a dumplings with chicken roasted and salted eggs inside is a choice of many people in Hanoi for their breakfast. Hang Nga traditional dumplings is a shop recommended by many Hanoi people.
6. Egg coffee
Vietnamese-style egg coffee is well-known its flavor and its special taste that attracts both domestic and foreign tourists when coming to Vietnam. This unique beverage has a harmonious combination of strong taste of coffee and the aroma of egg yolk and sweet cream. Having a cup of hot egg coffee, especially in the winter while beholding the peaceful Hoan Kiem lake views or the ancient space in Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a way that the Hanoian enjoy this drink. Giang café (39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem), Dinh café (13 Dinh Tien Hoang), Pho Co café (or Old Quarter Cafe) are known as the popular sites in Hanoi Old Quarter to enjoy egg coffee.
7. Vietnamese fresh spring roll (or summer roll)
This dish usually consists of traditional ingredients such as pork, prawn, vegetables, bun (rice vermicelli) and other ingredients. That all are wrapped in Vietnamese “
8. Fried spring roll
The fried spring roll of Vietnam was voted in the top of the country's favorite food list through a poll launched by the CNN channel in 2015. This dish can be made from many different ingredients, depending on the cuisine of each region in Vietnam, but wherever it is made, the fried spring roll is also elaborately processed. This dish is served with dedicated sauce and raw vegetables. That all make a perfect taste.
When it comes to Hanoi street foods, it is often mentioned to the streets as one dish are often concentrated to sale on many restaurants or shops in the same street lane. Therefore, this convergence has created many famous towns in Hanoi with its own unique dishes, especially in Hanoi Old Quarter. The list of street foods introduced above is just a few of the highlights of the famous Hanoi street foods so come and explore by yourself how amazing it is.