7 Foods must eat in Hanoi

Share with you about the trip I been recently – HANOI! Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honouring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food (from Wikipedia). It definitely is another city that worth for visiting their ancient building, they have not much of new building. But as a food lover, I will just share the food experience that I had go through in my few days trip.

Below are the nice combination of food that I experience few days in Hanoi. You can follow the route I go through as

Chicken Pho > Fried Finger Food > Rice Flour Roll > Beef Pho > Egg Coffee > Beer Time

Nhà Hàng Chả Cá Lã Vọng – Grilled Fish

They claimed they are the first grilled fish in Hanoi, another branch in Ho Chi Minh.  It open since 1871, and they only selling one dishes that is GRILLED FISH. It’s a fish slice that cooked with a lot oil and turmeric. You can give a try, but it a bit pricey compare with other food in Vietnam. As I know, maybe oil is the premium food for Vietnamese, that’s why~

Pho Ga- Chicken Soup Pho

First stop of my Hanoi food trip night, clear soup with chicken and rice noodle. It’s really tasty although it looks plain, the sweetness of the chicken broth with add on some lime juice, really will give a good start for the food trip. Can’t describe more, adding chili with this it really happen to Malaysian like me..

Thuận Lý Bún Thang
33 Hàng Hòm, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Bánh Gối – Lý Quốc Sư – Fried small item (Finger food)

Woot… this is really MUST try ever! The fried prawn flour cracker and those different type of meaty fried. Just order everything each piece, you need to try everything! They provide you a plate of raw vege and a bowl of papaya slice with cool sour soup that letting you cool down and balancing the heat you been eating. Cool ~

Quán gốc Đa
52 Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Bánh Cuốn Nóng – Vietnamese Rice Flour

Chee Cheong Fun! A like Malaysian style of rice floor, but this add on with black Fungus, dried taufu, meat floss and fish cake. With combination of sweet sour sauce (same as other dishes, you can add fish sauce, chili, etc into the bowl of sauce), dip in before you eat it…. Nice combination!

Pho Voi – The Beef Pho

Slightly heavier broth taste then the chicken Pho, but it still clear soup with smooth slip rice flour and soft beef slice that cooked at medium well done. And yes, I still eating this with lime juice and chili.

Phở Vui

25 Hàng Giấy, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Cafe Đinh – Vietnamese Coffee

A very old coffee shop located at second floor. Check my photo on how it look as, you need to pass through a shallow stairs to get up to the shop. Happy searching! The must try coffee – Egg Coffee! It’s expresso Vietnam Ka Fei with blended egg white on top, enjoy the smoothness from the egg coffee to your mouth. It definitely MUST try!

Cafe Đinh

Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Open from 7AM to 9.30PM

Banh Mii – The French Toast with your choice of ingredient.

I really like their toast, it crunchy on outer part and soft inside the bun. With the combination of Chicken meat ball and another one with juicy beef slice, love it so much. They’re using pork liver as their sauce, it still a good try. Just beware if you’re really not a spare part lover. But please… give a try, really not bad~

Bánh Mì Hội An

Hàng Giầy, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Open from 7AM to 5PM

But please go as early as possible for this shop, it selling fast! We had tried few days to visit this shop and at last we only manage to get it on our last day and it just left 2 flavours as we reached about 3PM.


That’s all for now, I trying the best the provide the accurate info for the food list. But if the information really goes wrong, please comment as below. Appreciated it a lot! Hugs~

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