Food Stalls, Hanoi

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on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and old town

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    I must recommend the street...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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!!!

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    Once again, street vendors....

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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    Food Stalls: cheap food is everywhere

    by ratinacage Written Sep 10, 2006
    dry pho with beef
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    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!!!

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    Food Stalls: Barbeque Stick

    by woosoowei Updated Apr 10, 2007
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    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

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    Food Stalls: Stop and drink the beer

    by alanlee Written Jan 4, 2005
    Bia away...

    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!

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    Food Stalls: Local Beer: Bia Hà Nôi

    by bpacker Written Jan 18, 2005

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    Bia H�� N��i

    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".

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  • Side of the road: Thin but fulfilling

    by n1te Written Mar 22, 2008

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    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

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  • Excellent noodle restaurant...

    by Michael_S Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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

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  • By the roadside: A different Van Than

    by n1te Written Mar 22, 2008

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    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.

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  • Side of the road: Roadside cocktail

    by n1te Written Mar 22, 2008

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    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

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