It’s not causeless that Hanoi was chosen to be the capital of Vietnam as this beautiful city gathers the quintessence of Vietnamese culture in all fields. Literally, visitors to Hanoi are attracted by not only the architecture of historic heritages here such as the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, but also unique specialities of Hanoi. With its friendly natives and food made by humans of Hanoi, this city has become more lovely with every passing day that makes visitors not have the heart to leave. Let’s come and enjoy Hanoi cuisine.
Pho is a specific food in Hanoi. When a family makes Pho, the recipe handed down from their ancestors decides whether that Pho is tasty or not. You can pay a visit to the most famous Pho restaurants in Hanoi, such as Pho Suong on Dinh Liet Street, Pho Ly Quoc Su at the end of Nha Chung Street, Pho Bat Dan and Pho Thin. These are restaurants with immense prestige.
Rolled Pho is a huge favorite of many people as the perfect combination of meat and vegetables in Rolled Pho brings an appetite that diners could hardly get tired of. Regarding Rolled Pho, locals often think of Rolled Pho restaurants on Ngu Xa street, behind Truc Bach lake. You could enjoy reasonably salty sauce and fragrant thin beef slices, better served with leafy vegetables as a side dish there. You also could pay a visit to famous Rolled Pho restaurants on Ngu Xa street such as Hung Ben and Huong Mai.
At this restaurant, the Former President of the United States Obama had an enjoyable meal during his visit to Vietnam in 2016, so it was named after him. The restaurant’s original name is Huong Lien Kecab Rice Noodles. You can visit it on Le Van Huu street, Hai Ba Trung district.
Visitors to Hanoi usually buy Green Rice to give to their relatives as a gift. Literally, Green Rice is a beauty of Hanoi gastronomy. It is carefully packed in lotus leaves and gets aromatic when roasted. Consequently, it’s tasty and easy to eat. You can go to Me Tri village or Vong village to find the best Green Rice. Another dish listed as one of specialties of Hanoi is Grilled Offal on Gam Cau street, under Long Bien bridge.
Combo Noodle Soup is a traditional food of Hanoi people. A bowl of Combo Noodle Soup consists of noodles, chicken, fried eggs and black forest mushrooms. The stock, which is made from chicken bones or shrimps, is transparent, sweet and fragrant.
Other than the aforesaid traditional dishes, there has recently been a dish attracting much attention in Hanoi. It is giant squids processed in Hong Kong style and sold in Hanoi Old Quarter. Its origin lies in Hong Kong and it is commonly served as a street food in China. Most people who once tried it seem to be pleasant, but some reckon that it is more crumbly than Vietnamese squids. Just have a try on it when you get a chance. Its price is about 69,000 VND per box. We wish you a delicious meal and a wonderful trip to Hanoi!