Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, which is famous for its traditional culture, antique historical monuments, interesting living styles, and impressive culinary arts. Many foreigners visit Hanoi to enjoy Hanoi street food and learn how to cook delicious dishes. This quickly became a special culture that makes tourists citizens. If you first travel to Hanoi and you’re surrounded by plentiful cuisines, the Vietnam holiday packages will show you five dishes you have to try in Hanoi. Scroll down to start your journey to the world of Hanoi cuisines.

5 Things To Eat In Hanoi Must-Try

Noodle Soup (Pho)

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Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

Noodle soup, also called Pho, is well-known to most visitors since this dish is promoted widely on social media. Also, you can find it selling popularly in Vietnamese restaurants around the world. So, what makes Pho so special that everyone wants to try it at least once? Two common types are Pho served with beef and chicken. Beef broth is prepared in a deep stock pot in the early morning to extract all the nutrients from beef bone marrows. Then, the chef will put all the ingredients, including rice noodles, meat, onions, cilantro, and scallions, in a bowl.

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Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)

The appealing thing is when he pours this wonderful broth into your bowl, and you wait for medium-rare meats. You will slurp the hot broth, chew all the ingredients, and savor the special flavors this dish brings you. This process is also the same as chicken Pho, but it’s often served with sliced lemon leaves to boost the signature smell of chicken.

  • Pho Ga Nguyet

Add: 5B Phu Doan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 6:30-13:00 | 17:30-0:00
Price: 50.000VND – 100.000VND

  • Pho Oanh

Add: 113 Nguyen Truong To, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Open: 6:30 – 12:00
Price: 60.00VND – 100.000VND

  • Pho Lam

Add: 48 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 5:30 – 10:00
Price: ~ 50.000VND

Noodle With Grilled Meat (Bun Cha)

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Noodle With Grilled Meat (Bun Cha)

Bun Cha is another iconic dish in Hanoi, served with grilled pork meatballs and pork slices, vegetables, and noodles. The deliciousness of this dish is in the bowl of fish sauce. This sauce has garlic cloves, red chili peppers, lime, sugar, pickled carrots and kohlrabi. You dip meat, herbs, vegetables, and noodles in sauce and savor! Good restaurants grill pork meat perfectly that’s not too burnt or raw. With well-mixed sauce, all ingredients have harmonious flavors and create an unforgettable culinary experience.

You can find tasty Bun Cha in:

  • Bun Cha Hang Quat

Add: 74 Hang Quat, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 10:00 – 14:00
Price: ~ 40.000VND

  • Bun Cha Huong Lien

Add: 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Open: 8:00 – 20:00
Price: 50.000VND – 120.000VND

West Lake Shrimp Cake (Banh Tom Ho Tay)

Many tourists choose shrimp cake for its taste and beautiful view of West Lake. It’s so relaxing to enjoy tasty shrimp cake while the sun is going down. Shrimp cake needs to be crispy outside and soft inside. The cake is made of a specific flour that keeps its crustiness, and the filling has fresh shrimp. The ingredients are easy to find, and this dish does not require much cooking time.

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West Lake Shrimp Cake (Banh Tom Ho Tay)

The frying oil is another essential ingredient that contributes an exquisite flavor to the dish. It will be heated to a proper temperature so that the cakes will not absorb a large amount of oil and have an appealing look with a golden brown color. The combination of different flavors, which are the sweetness and fragrant bouquet of the shrimp, the crunch of crackers, and the sourness and spice of the sauce, will be an unforgettable culinary experience with the Vietnam holiday packages.

West Lake Shrimp cakes:

Add: 1 Thanh Nien, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Open: 9:00 – 21:00
Price: 100.000VND – 200.000VND

Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)

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Egg coffee

Originally invented by Giang Nguyen in 1946, egg coffee remains a very unique way of making and tasting coffee. Back in the old days, when there was a shortage of dairy products in Hanoi during the war in the 1940s, a mixture of whisked eggs and sugar was added to coffee instead. Compared to different ways of making coffee, egg coffee constitutes another version of cappuccino, with a fluffy layer of whisked egg and sugar (or condensed milk in the modern days), which is very rich and creamy.

  • Dinh Cafe:

Add: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 7:00 – 22:00
Price: 20.000VND – 30.000VND

  • Blackbird Coffee:

Add: 11 Dang Dung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 7:00 – 21:00
Price: 65.000VND

Fresh beer (Bia Hoi)

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Fresh beer

Beer is a common drink in any place, but the fresh beer brewed daily in Hanoi is something that stands out. Fermented for only a short time, fresh beer is delivered around the city, which means you can find it at any restaurant. Compared to craft beer, which is much more expensive and better in flavors, fresh beer is still preferable for its reasonable price (about 6.000 to 12.000VND each glass). Hanoi’s citizens are familiar with crowded joints with customers’ cheer and convivial atmosphere in these places.

Bia Suu:

Add: 34 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 10:00 – 23:00
Price: 100.000VND – 200.000VND

In Sum

If you visit Hanoi, you will be lost in the world of tasty cuisines. You can start your Vietnam holiday packages and try signature dishes, like noodle soup, shrimp cake, egg coffee, grilled meat noodles, etc. We highly recommend them as they have impressive but delicious flavors. Even though you’re a foreigner who is unfamiliar with Asian seasonings, you still find it easy to eat, or even get addicted to these dishes. Have a good time in Hanoi, and send us your reviews. We’re so glad to receive your opinions and promise to improve our services to serve you better.

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