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Hanoi food tour: 24 delicious dishes you have to try once (Part 1)


Hanoi cuisine has existed over the centuries, handed down from generation to generation, creating a characteristic flavor. If you can travel to the capital, enjoy the Hanoi delicacies compiled in the article below!

Hanoi delicacies are often “recognized” by the mixed flavors that awaken the taste buds, decorate “delicious eyes” and serve hot. Eating in Hanoi is best when it is cold, with friends to enjoy the taste and talk about the beautiful memories. Spend a whole day (or more) enjoying the Hanoi specialties in this article. If traveling to Hanoi with a large group of members, remember to rent a private car with a driver by the hour in Hanoi to enjoy the delicious food in Hanoi and conveniently visit the capital!

The list of delicious food is endless. Whether you start your journey to discover Ha cuisine in the morning, noon, afternoon, or… in the middle of the night, you will still have the whole experience of “taste – taste – color.”

Breakfast, Lunch Hanoi Delicious

Bun Oc

Bun Oc
Bun Oc – Source: Internet

The famous Hanoi snail noodle dish is made from simple and rustic ingredients, including literary snails or stuffed snails, vermicelli, tomatoes, and herbs with spices is a delicious Hanoi dish popular with tourists near and far. The color of the container is eye-catching. Hanoians choose the taste of rich snail juice to make breakfast or lunch for the family.

  • 36 Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hoan Kiem District
  • 57 Hai Ba Trung, Q, Hoan Kiem

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Pho – Source: Internet

Pho is a long-standing traditional dish, bringing its taste to the North of Vietnam. The most noticeable difference between Hanoi pho and pho in Nam is that the pho is flat and more prominent, and at the same time, some places will eat pho with sticky rice. Hanoi tourists can choose chicken pho, beef pho, or ngan pho, depending on the eating preferences of each person.

  • 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem District
  • 25 Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem District.

Roll noodles (Pho cuon)

Pho cuon
Pho cuon – Source: Internet

Pho Cuon is a familiar Hanoi delicacy of the people of the capital. The dish is made from pho cake; the inner package is meat, vegetables, onions, prices, etc. The sweet taste of meat, vegetables, and sauces makes it a delicious delicacy without being too full.

  • 25 Ngu Xa, Ba Dinh District
  • 233a To Hieu, Cau Giay District

Bun Cha

Bun Cha
Bun Cha – Source: Internet

At first glance, you may think of grilled meat noodles in the South, but the taste of Bun Cha is entirely different. Part of Bun Cha includes:

  • Vermicelli.
  • Sweet and sour sauce with melon and carrot pickled with vinegar.
  • Some fragrant barbecue patties with a charcoal and pepper smell.

When eaten with raw vegetables, each little thing blends to create a rich, delicious, and irresistible taste.

  • 41 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem District
  • 1 Hang Mien, Hoan Kiem District
  • 57 Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da District

Read more: Hanoi food tour: 24 delicious dishes you have to try once (Part 2)

Bun Doc Mung ( Vietnamese colocasia gigantea noodle soup)

Bun Doc Mung
Bun Doc Mung – Source: Internet

Bun Doc Mung along the mosquito net is a dish worth trying when traveling to Hanoi. Simple ingredients with vermicelli, crank leg meat, sprouted tablets, and bone broth. The pellets grow fragrant and round with crunchy fibers, along with the spicy taste of chili peppers, making diners unable to avoid rubbing while enjoying. Without this Hanoi specialty, your trip is also somewhat less bold!

  • 57-59 Hang Luoc, Hoan Kiem District
  • 45a Mai Hac De, Bui Thi Xuan, Hoan Kiem District

Bun Rieu Cua (Vietnamese crab noodle soup)

Bun Rieu Cua
Bun Rieu Cua – Source: Internet

The primary material that makes the unique bowl of noodle soup of Hanoi crab is fresh pounded crab, filtered to get boiled water so that the crab meat can be packed into blocks and floated on the water’s surface. Add red tomatoes, shrimp paste, green onions, yellow fried beans, salad with vegetables, and vermicelli to taste!

  • 2F Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem
  • 32 Nguyen Sieu, Hoan Kiem

Banh Da Cua (Vietnamese crab cake soup with red rice noodles)

Banh Da Cua
Banh Da Cua – Source: Internet

You can find crab cakes in many other cities in the North, but the taste of rustic, simple Hanoi crab cakes makes people unforgettable. Banh Da Cua is served with a rich broth, sour vinegar and spicy chili peppers.

  • 8 Doan Dong, Hoan Kiem District
  • 143 Trung Liet, Dong Da District
  • 16 Huynh Thuc Khang, Dong Da District

Banh Khuc (Cudweed cake)

Banh Khuc
Banh Khuc – Source: Internet

Banh Khuc is a dish that creates the beauty of traditional Hanoi cuisine. The cake is in the form of a round block, inside the green bean paste with finely chopped pork, with spices. Buying banh mi as a gift for Hanoi specialties will be great; it contains domestic grassland fragrance and home sticky rice flavor.

  • Co Lan cake: 69b Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue Street, Hai Ba Trung District
  • Quan cake: 35 Wooden Bridge, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District

Banh my sot vang (Bread with beef stew in red wine)

Banh my sot vang
Banh my sot vang – Source: Internet

The cold weather in Hanoi is the best time to enjoy Banh my Sot vang. This dish is a mixture of rich wine sauce and tender beef. Breakfast is light, just enough for you to start the day.

  • 30 Dinh Ngang, Hoan Kiem District

Banh Gio

Banh Gio
Banh Gio – Source: Internet

Banh Gio is a rustic dish of Hanoi people, effortless to find in snack shops or for sale on the streets. The cake is carefully wrapped in a thick and picky layer of banana leaves. The salty meat inside has a medium taste and is greasy. Banh Gio will keep you warm and full for hours.

  • 33 Dong The, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Egg Coffee at Giang Cafe

Egg Coffee at Giang Cafe
Egg Coffee at Giang Cafe – Source: Internet

A cup of fragrant and greasy egg coffee is a great way to start the day in Hanoi. Although tens of thousands of cups of egg coffee are sold in Ha Thanh daily, the most “memorable” is still the egg coffee at Giang restaurant – located at Lane 39, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. If you want to enjoy egg coffee by Hanoi standards, you should choose the hot one; however, this dish has a cold drink that must also be called an excellent product. In addition, there are many traditional options such as brown coffee, black coffee, faint silver stone, black coffee paper…

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