Which point of Hanoi do you deeply fall in love with?
Is that the Ancient Quarters, the historical spots, or the recreation areas,…?
Well, sounds a bit ridiculous, but most of tourists come to this city because of the street foods of this lovely city. Unlike street foods in any other cities, with the street foods of Hanoi, you can find both the creation and the tradition perfectly mixed together.
So, to explain the attractiveness of Hanoi’s street cuisine, let’s follow me to a street food tour Hanoi!
Hanoi with many tourist attractions is a muse to any tourist
Make sure you won’t get annoyed if you have to wait in long line to have a sit in a normal food stall in Hanoi, ok! Because, those places are the best of all!
And here are some locations that food-lovers must visit once coming to Hanoi!
1. Hang Quat grilled meat noodles
At first time trying, you may feel that this is just a simple dish that anyone can do.
That’s true, anyone can make grilled meat noodles, but very few can make it well. And Hang Quat is one of very few places that you can find the excellent grilled meat noodles in Hanoi, and even in Vietnam.
The stunning bowl of Hang Quat grilled meat noodles
The hardest elements to make a great grilled meat noodles are the meat seasoning and the sauce making, and that’s why it’s very hard to find another location that can have the same delicious taste as this place.
And even though this food stall has expanded its scale, from a small food stall with just a couple of chairs on the sidewalk and now dominating all the alley No. 74, but if you want to eat grilled meat noodles here, waiting in long line is still something very normal.
2. Dong Xuan Market snail noodles
Mentioning about Dong Xuan Market is mentioning about an eventful alley with many wonderful food stalls that attract a lot of people everyday. But the fanciest thing of this place is still the typical snail noodles that is cooked in a very own way of Hanoians. There may be many other places selling this dish, but Dong Xuan Market snail noodles is still the best out of it.
You won’t want to go back home once trying a bowl of Dong Xuan Market snail noodles
Just come here, be patient a bit, and you will have chance to feel the miracle of this dish: chewy but crispy snail meat, sweet broth, a bit sour of fermented rice, and the attractive fragrance of the herbs served along,… That’s why despite the long line waiting, this place still a chosen destination for Hanoians and tourists in every morning and evening.
3. Bat Dan Pho
And the last, but also the “Vedette” of this list of must-come food stalls, Bat Dan Pho, it’s absolutely not over when saying “If you come to Hanoi and forget trying Bat Dan Pho, your trip is totally just a waste of time.”
The famous Bat Dan Pho of Hanoi
Through dozens of years selling this kind of specialty of Hanoi, the Pho stall in Bat Dan has never had a day with less customers, but the number of customers even raises a lot day by day. Not to say about the Hanoians, but also the tourists after trying Bat Dan Pho, all fall in love with it, and when coming back home, they all recommend this location to their friends and acquaintances to come to enjoy one of the most famous dishes of Vietnam, Pho.
Those 3 dishes with 3 famous food-stalls for each one are just a very small part of Hanoi’s street food. To find out the rest of it, you must come and try it.