Hanoi local food – travelers must try while in Hanoi

Hanoi, thousand years of civilization, is not only known for scenic beauty, friendly people..  Hanoi is also the capital of gastronomy with many famous delicious dishes long ago went to the heart so many tourists. These are our recommendation of some local Hanoi food which every travelers would love to try.

Phở (typical Hanoi cuisine)

Perhaps for many people, whenever mentioning about Hanoi cuisine, Pho is the first dish they would like to recommend when traveling to Hanoi, because this is a signature dish of Hanoi residents from centuries. There are some type of Hanoi Pho which must mention the beef noodle soup (Pho bo), chicken noodle soup (Pho ga), pan-fried noodles (Pho ap chao) or noodle rolled (Pho cuon)… Every kind of Pho has its own unique flavor but were very tasty and appealing. If you visit Hanoi without enjoying Pho, you shall be deemed never to Hanoi.

pho ha noi

Where to try Pho

  • Pho Thin Hanoi at 13 Lo Duc street, Hai Ba Trung dist. (Noodle with beef)
  • Pho Thin Bo Ho at 61 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem dist. (Noodle with beef)
  • Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su at 10 Ly Quoc Su street, Hoan Kiem dist. (Noodle with beef)
  • Pho Bat Dan at 49 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem dist (Noodle with beef)

Bún Chả (grilled pork and noodle)

Bun cha is considered familiar dish of Hanoi people, get a lot of praise from visitors from near and far and listed the best 10 street foods in the world. Bun cha Hanoi imbued with traditional taste, distinctive flavor. Enjoy patties soaked with spicy sauce served with vermicelli and crunchy green papaya together that many foreign tourists admiring, appreciative.

bun cha hanoi

Where to try Bun cha: 1 Hang Manh street and 34 Hang Than street, Hoan Kiem dist.

Chả Cá Lã Vọng (grilled fish)

As longstanding dish made from hemibagrus fish. Cha ca – Grilled Fish must eat fresh hot, served with toasted bread, vermicelli and herbs and roasted peanuts, it is fantastic. Cha Ca La Vong is tastier when served with shrimp sauce.

Where to try Cha ca: Cha Ca La Vong restaurant at 14 Cha Ca street, Hoan Kiem dist.

cha ca la vong - grilled fish

Bánh cuốn (steamed rice rolls)

This pancake dish is simple, familiar, not fussy but delicate as Hanoi people considered it a culinary charm of the land. There are  a number of steamed rice cake-like dishes, banh cuon coated with a thin layer cleverly into the sauce and served with rolls and herbs.

Where to try Banh cuon: 14 Hang Ga, 27 Hang Bo street and 66 To Hien Thanh street.

banh cuon hanoi

Above, the typical Hanoi street food we recommend you to try when you travel to Hanoi, to enjoy and feel all the essence of Hanoian’s culinary. 

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