Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and one of the most favorite destinations in Vietnam tours. It is not only famous for owning a large number of beautiful landscapes but also for its uniquely rich cuisine from ancient times. Let’s discover how diverse Hanoi cuisine is through the 5 most well-known dishes that you can not miss in your Hanoi tours.
Inherently, Pho is a traditional dish of Vietnam. However, Hanoi Pho has a very distinctive taste with the tough rice noodles and the thinly-sliced beef. Usually, Hanoi people add a little onion or chili to the soup to make Pho more savory. Nowadays, there are a lot of variations of the origin Hanoi Pho including chicken Pho, rolled Pho, dried Pho and so on. To enjoy this delicious dish in your Hanoi tours, you can visit some well-reputed stores such as Pho Suong at Dinh Liet Street, Pho Ly Quoc Su, Pho Bat Dan, Pho Thin and so on.
Rice cake made of rice flour and lime water
On Le Ngoc Han Street, there is a 30-year-old store selling this special cake. Although it is located in a narrow alley, it attracts a lot of customers, especially foreign tourists in Vietnam tours. This rice cake is made of minced meat, wood ear mushroom, fried onion and some pieces of crispy tofu. All of them creates a special flavor which is not as same as other rice cakes. Commonly, it will cost you 15,000 VND to enjoy this characteristic cake of Hanoi.
It is a traditional dish of Hanoi cuisine in the old time. The raw materials to process this dish are quite finical including thin noodles, chicken, fried eggs and mushrooms. Also, the soup has to be stewed from chicken bones or shrimp to be sweet and fragrant. This dish usually costs from 50,000 to 60,000 VND.
Trang Tien ice cream
Whether taking Hanoi tours in the winter or summer, you should try enjoying Trang Tien ice cream, which is a famous dessert in Hanoi. When eating this ice cream, you can clearly feel the cool and sweet cream in your mouth and chew the crispy ice cream cone. This combination will be the ideal choice after having your main meal. A Trang Tien ice cream usually costs 12,000 VND.
Green rice flakes
This is a specialty owning the beauty of Hanoi cuisine. If you wander along streets in your Hanoi tours, you will recognize that this dish is sold on the burden street by being carefully wrapped in the lotus leaves. Also, it can be processed into tea, sweet gruel or sticky rice to meet all the demands of tourists. The two most delicious brands of green rice flakes are Me Tri and Vong Village.
When tourists come to visit Hanoi. Actually, they want to find out some new things about culture, people and cuisine here. So, they want to eat like a local some dishes in Hanoi so that tourists can enjoy the life of the capital people in Vietnam.