Long time ago, Dong Xuan market has become one of favorite destinations for tourists when making Hanoi tours. Even Dong Xuan alley is small, only a few hundred meter long, located on the side of Dong Xuan market, this place is very famous for its cheap food and attracts thousands of tourists each year.
1. Noodle with grilled bamboo-stuck meat
This eatery is hidden in Dong Xuan alley, this is one of the few small eateries left in Hanoi. This place has been opened for many years but still always crowded with diners because they own a secret recipe, a unique taste that nowhere can have.
Looking how the sellers make this dish is so interesting!
The meat here is really a masterpiece, it’s thinly sliced, marinated with fish sauce, sugar, pepper, put into small bamboo sticks and slowly grilled on pink charcoal, that looks very attractive, and the smell is phenomenal. The interesting point in this eatery is the unique spice that few places have, and that’s what makes this dish famous all around Hanoi.
2. Crab-snail noodles
The small eatery selling crab-snail noodles, with just some seats near the end of Dong Xuan market, is always crowded with diners. At peak hours, you won’t be able to find a seat there. There are two types of noodles here: cold noodles and hot noodles. The best one is the hot noodles, the light aroma of the vinegar used to make a spicy, a bit of chilli. In addition to delicious water, the snails here are also well processed, therefore when eating it, you won’t find it stinky at all, and instead, the snail meat will be very soft, crispy, greasy.
A stunning bowl of crab-snail noodles
Here, a bowl of crab-snail noodles is served with a plate of fresh vegetables, in addition to the spices such as vinegar, chilli,… there is also a jar of fish sauce so you can add to your bowl if you want it to be more suitable to your strong taste. Price will be about 25,000 a bowl. It is best to park your car in Dong Xuan market and walk in. And if coming here in the evening, you will not have to wait long.
3. Pho Tiu
Pho Tiu is also a familiar dish, quite popular in this market thanks to its difference of the traditional pho. Not much water such as a bowl of traditional Pho, Pho Tiu is cooked with a medium level of water, eaten along with boiled lean meat, dried onion,…
The unique flavor of Pho Tiu can impress you in the first bite
When eating it, diners will have to use spoon and chopsticks to stir it up, to let the soup of it well mixed with other ingredients in the bowl. Noodles with unique aroma, dried onions, roasted peanuts and sweetness of boiled meat combined with the sour taste of vinegar, will make you feel like being in a paradise of flavors. This eatery is small, but very crowded, so if you don’t want to wait in long line, you may have to come here before it starts selling. Price of a bowl of Pho Tiu is about 25,000 VND.
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