Are you looking for the best places to eat when visiting the Vietnamese chaotic capital city? Our Hanoi food guide 2019 will show you the best delicacies, which makes Vietnam wonderful.
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Hanoi food guide 2019
- 1 Hanoi food guide 2019
- 2 Hanoi Foodie’s guide
- 2.1 Pho ( Vietnamese beef noodle soup)
- 2.2 Where to try Pho
- 2.3 Cha Ca (Grilled & Fried Fish with Rice Noodles)
- 2.4 Where to try Cha Ca La Vong
- 2.5 Bun Cha (Grilled Pork & Noodles)
- 2.6 Where to try Bun Cha
- 2.7 Xoi (Sticky Rice)
- 2.8 Where to try Xoi Yen
- 2.9 Bun Bo Nam Bo (Beef & Noodles)
- 2.10 When you eat Bun Bo Nam Bo
- 2.11 Bun-Mien Ngan (Rice Noodles with Muscovy Duck)
- 2.12 Where to eat Bun-Mien Ngan
- 2.13 Banh Mi (Baguette Sandwich)
- 2.14 Where to try Banh Mi Ha Noi
- 2.15 Pho Cuon (Rice Noodle Rolls)
- 2.16 Where to try Pho Cuon
- 2.17 Pho Chien Phong (Fried Pho Noodles)
- 2.18 Where to try Pho Chien Phong
- 2.19 Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Rolls)
- 2.20 Where to try Banh Cuon
- 2.21 Ôc Len Xào Dùa (Sea Snails in Coconut Milk)
- 2.22 Where to try Oc Len Xao Dua
- 2.23 Che (Sweet Dessert Soup)
- 2.24 Where to try Che
Do not worry you will be hungry on the sidewalk-we are pleased to take you to the best places to eat in Hanoi during your visit. There’s no shortage of delicious food to eat in Hanoi, let’s get started!
Hanoi Foodie’s guide
Pho ( Vietnamese beef noodle soup)
In our Hanoi food guide 2019, Pho is the first dish we recommend as the Vietnamese national food. It is loved for the savory broth and the slow-cooked meat, both beef and chicken. Moreover, one of the main ingredients is the fresh rice noodle that the guests always swirl on our chopsticks before slurping into their mouth.
If our foreign friends ask us what is Hanoi famous for, we will speak out Pho. We could eat this soup everyday. Anytime we wonder what to eat in Hanoi, the answer is almost Pho.
Where to try Pho
Pho Bat Dan serves cheap bowls of soup with ultra-fresh ingredients and slow-cooked, melt-in-mouth slices of beef. It is beloved as one of the best restaurants in Hanoi.
Add: Quán phở Gia Truyền Bát Đàn is located at 49 Bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam. Another choice to taste Pho Ga(chicken noodle soup) is Phở Lâm, located at 7 Nam Ngư, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
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Cha Ca (Grilled & Fried Fish with Rice Noodles)
You surely fell in love with the Hanoi food scene while tasting Cha Ca, a northern Vietnamese specialty involves pan-fried chunks of meaty, fatty skinned fish, turmeric, dill, peanuts, shrimp paste and vermicelli.
If you do not have so much time, you ca neat Cha Ca in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. The most popular Cha Ca restaurant is called Cha Ca La Vong.
Where to try Cha Ca La Vong
- Cha Ca Phan is located at 84 Trần Quốc Toản, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
- Chả Cá Lã Vọng is located at 107 Nguyen Truong To, Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Bun Cha (Grilled Pork & Noodles)
Bun Cha is highly recommended in our Hanoi food tour 2019. The local love this food where grilled pork and rice noodles are the stars and fresh herbs, sliced papaya, red chili and garlic are the supporting players? It is also served with spring rolls.
Where to try Bun Cha
Bun Cha Hang Quat, which serves freshly made bun cha to the starving masses for just four hours a day from 10 am to 2 pm, so make sure you pencil that one in.
Bun Cha in Hanoi is very famous all over the world when Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama tried this dish at Bun Cha Huong Lien, so it is called Bun Cha Obama. Even still, it is a fun spot to eat Bun Cha amid photos of two of Hanoi’s most acclaimed visitors.
Bun Cha Hang Quat is located at 74 Hàng Quạt, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Bún Chả Hương Liên is located at 24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Xoi (Sticky Rice)
Start your morning in Hanoi with the ultimate food – Sticky rice. The version is popular at Xoi Yen, where they flavor the glutinous rice with green mung bean paste and lots of chicken fat. Topped with meat and paired with a cheap bottle of beer, sticky rice is one of the best street food in Hanoi.
Where to try Xoi Yen
Xôi Yến is located at 35B Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Bun Bo Nam Bo (Beef & Noodles)
Unlike Pho and Bun Cha, this dish is not a Hanoi creation, but it’s still worth eating in Hanoi at Bun Bo Nam Bo for the melange of ingredients (grilled beef, veggies, herbs, peanuts and crispy onions) artfully served together in one big bowl.
When you eat Bun Bo Nam Bo
Bun Bo Nam Bo is located at 89 Hàng Điếu, Cửa Đông Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Bun-Mien Ngan (Rice Noodles with Muscovy Duck)
Muscovy ducks are indigenous in the Americas and can be found in countries as far away as Australia and New Zealand. The curious diners can enjoy Muscovy duck at eateries around town in versions ranging from soups to noodle dishes.
Where to eat Bun-Mien Ngan
Hạnh Ngan Dé is located at 63 Cửa Bắc, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Banh Mi (Baguette Sandwich)
Ironically, our favorite Banh Mi sandwiches in Hanoi were at nameless stands including the one outside our Airbnb apartment. We also enjoyed a decent Banh Mi with paté at Bánh Mì Bà though the flavor profile oddly skewed sweet over savory.
Where to try Banh Mi Ha Noi
Bánh Mì̀ Bà Lan is located at 8 Chả Cá, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Pho Cuon (Rice Noodle Rolls)
Pho Cuon is a creative version of Pho, where big rice noodles are rolled around beef and green herbs to create a delightful finger food. This delightful dish is served with a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, vinegar and chili.
Where to try Pho Cuon
Phở Cuốn Hương Sơn is located at 19 Ngũ Xã, Trúc Bách , Tây Hồ, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
Pho Chien Phong (Fried Pho Noodles)
In this Vietnamese dish, pho noodles are cut into squares, deep fried and then topped with beef and sautéed green vegetables. Pho Chien Phong is a unique food that you must try in Hanoi food guide 2019.
Where to try Pho Chien Phong
Phở Cuốn Vinh Phong is located at 40 Ngũ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Rolls)
You cannot stop yourself eating this dish with the big pieces of fermented rice noodles served with fresh herbs and bowls of pork, mushroom and minced shallots. The most important thing in this dish is the flavorful sauce. Combine them all together and your taste buds will thank you.
Where to try Banh Cuon
Bánh Cuốn Bà Hoành is located at 66 Tô Hiến Thành, Bùi Thị Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
Ôc Len Xào Dùa (Sea Snails in Coconut Milk)
In Hanoi, foodies can eat snails bathed in coconut milk and lemongrass and then wash their hands in lemongrass-infused water.
Where to try Oc Len Xao Dua
Ốc Lan Béo Hải Phòng is located at B1 Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Trung Tự, Đống Đa, Hà Nội.
Che (Sweet Dessert Soup)
Vietnamese sweet dessert soup is very popular, especially in your Hanoi visit. Che can be either hot or cold, and it can have a wide range of ingredients like mung beans, red beans, fruit and tapioca beads.
Where to try Che
Che Bà Thìn is located at 1 Bat Dan and Hang Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.
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