5 Amazing Must – Try Street foods of Hanoi
Whenever foreigners mention Vietnamese cuisine, they never forget street foods. Street foods are quite popular in Asian countries, but those in Vietnam make it totally special and different from others. Although you can find some foods in the restaurant, you still want to try them on the street and enjoy the interesting experiences not only with the taste but also the atmosphere.
“Bún chả” – Kebab rice noodles
“Bún chả” is considered as one of the most famous dishes of Hanoi. Hanoi people are very proud of this delicious and special dish. “Bun cha” is made from “bun” called noodle and “cha” meant grilled pork. This dish is served with fresh herbs and a side dish of dipping sauce. Whenever you go through a “bun cha” street small shop, you will be irresistible the attraction of this food. The grilled pork is soft and sweet, blending with tasty dipping sauce will bring for you amazing flavor.
You can try “Bun cha” in Ha Noi at some popular places such as:
– 34 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi
– 23 Nguyen Bieu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
– Lane 2 Hang Khoai, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi
– Hằng Nga “Bún chả”, Dong Xuan market, Hang Chieu, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi.
Xôixéo – Steamed sticky rice
“Xôixéo” is like a gift that people have for breakfast. You can try it at any corner on the street in Hanoi. The food sounds so simple with the ingredients of sticky-rice and bean with crispy onions on top. It becomes one of the first choices for breakfast because it is very cheap and fast. From 5,000 to 10,000 VND, you can have a delicious “xôixéo” pack.
If you want to try, you have to go out early and find any vendor on the street in Hanoi such as Hàng Bài or Nguyen Huu Huan Street.
If you are the fans of BBQ, you may very surprise about those in Vietnam. Unlike other kind of BBQ in the world, street BBQ in Vietnam has the special and different flavor. All ingredients such as chicken, pork, beef or even vegetables are marinated with some spices before they are grilled. If you have chance to taste them once time, you will want to come back more times.
The famous street that you can go for street BBQ:
– Le Duc Tho Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
– Dai Co Viet Street with the name “NhắngNướng”
People usually eat “rán” cake in the afternoon when they’ve just finished work or study. This cake is small with crispy favor outside and meat inside. It is served with dipping sauce and some fresh herbs. This cake is considered as snack food for any young people in Hanoi.
There are many places selling “rán” cake like:
– Ly Quoc Su street
– Lac Long Quan Street
Street coffee is very familiar with Hanoi people and they even prefer drink street coffee than others. It is so easy to find a cup of coffee when you take a walk on the street. It is not only cheap but also bring a special flavor. And street coffee also become a brand name of Vietnam coffee
You can find it special in some famous street such as:
– Nguyen Huu Huan street
– Trieu Viet Vuong street
– Ly Thuong Kiet street