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.
u can get cheap food everywhere in Hanoi.tho u may not know how to order,just point to what u see the next guy eating and they will bring the same to u.
their pho(glass noodles) is outta this world!!!
Try this local barbeque stick, or what malaysian call it 'satay'. It's soft and juicy inside, sweet and a little crunchy outside. It's perfect snack to chew while walking down Dong Xuan street at hanoi old quarters. Do ask what kind of meat on the stove before you buy.
It costs VND5,000 per stick
There are many available food stalls around every corner in Old Quarter area.
Favorite Dish: Do stop by for a Bia Hoi (draft beer) which they serve. Very fresh and very light beer. You could snack that with some pork ribs or other finger foods. Delicious!
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".
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
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
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.
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