Our Hidden Hanoi street food tour ended with this delicious glass of che, a fruity dessert prepared to our taste. After an afternoon of exploring Hanoi’s hidden cultural and culinary treasures, this che really hit the spot!
This is a food stall at Cho Hom Market where we tried fresh spring rolls and green papaya salad. The lady serving the spring rolls was embarrassed by the pictures I was taking of her. Our host Claire told her that I was taking the pictures because she was so beautiful!
on the street, eating with cho sticks on tiny cplastic chairs...
Favorite Dish: - pho Hanoi (soup with beef and spices (cinnamon, kardamon etc...)
- bun bo Hanoi (bun=white rice noodles, bo=beef with slads, spices and peanuts)
bun cha Hanoi (rice noddles with grilled meat, peanuts and green salad)
I must recommend the street vendors. We stopped by one woman on some street in Hanoi. We stopped because of the aromas we smelled cooking and smoking in front of her. We had to stop. We just couldn't pass it up. We are quite certain that she was selling dog meat, which, while some may cringe at that thought, the meat, on a superb baguette... words cannot describe. It was sooooo good. I would have sat there all evening eating and paying to eat more had we not had previous and prior engagements. Got slides, though!!!
Once again, street vendors. Many times on our trip, our friends would stop the driver, and they would buy us some food, wrapped in banana leaves. It was always different, though we couldn't tell the difference on the outside, but the food inside... incredible. So fresh, full of flavor. Of all the food in the world, Vietnamese food is one of my top favorites.
The thin slices of banh cuon served with ?sausage, vege. To be dipped in a sauce.
Feels a little like chee cheong fan but the taste is totally different.
Price: 15K VND
Sitting on a stool with another stool as "table". You get to choose what fruits that you like or a default mixture of all. Add with milk and ice, the cocktail is ready to go :P
The first meal I had upon reaching Hanoi at about 7 pm.
Van Than with meat in clear soup noodles. A different flavour from what I usually have at home.
Here's another local beer that we tried, Bia Hà Nôi . Pale golden colour, no bitter after taste , pretty bland. I much prefer the elephant - branded "Halida Beer".
Excellent noodle restaurant next to Nam Hai Hotel in Hanoi
A taste of Southern Vitnam food in Hanoi
Favorite Dish: Only one item: Rice noodle with beef and bean sprouts