Hanoi is well known for not only a rich culture and history but also a wonderful and tasty cuisine. Hanoi street foods are popular with every tourist coming to Hanoi therefore, it is hard for them without joining a Hanoi local food tour to enjoy some most famous and delicious foods of Hanoi. Bánh Cuốn is a must-eat food of Hanoi that any tourist coming here should try once.
Banh Cuon is a crêpe-like roll made from a thin, wide sheet of rice flour filled with ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and other ingredients. Sides for this dish usually consist of chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage) and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce called nước chấm. Sometimes, a drop of cà cuống, which is the essence of a giant water bug, Lethocerus indicus, is added to the nước chấm for extra flavor, although this ingredient is scarce and quite expensive.
Unlike shahe fen, the rice sheet in bánh cuốn is extremely thin and delicate. It is a light dish, and is generally eaten for breakfast everywhere in Vietnam.
Let’s join our street food tour to taste Banh Cuon. You can also explore the famous Banh Cuon below.
1. Bánh cuốn Bà Hoành
At No.66 To Hien Thanh street, Hai Ba Trung district
This restaurant may be one of the most long-standing one in Hanoi, and a very familiar brand name to Hanoi gourmets.
Banh cuon here has a very attracting looking: immaculate white color, fragrant flavor of rice powder, and spread as thin as a paper sheet. You can enjoy it with cha lua or greasy grilled pork.
2. Bánh cuốn Thanh Vân
No. 12-14 Hang Ga street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Banh cuon here is spread so thin and its scent is so sweet. The traditional minced pork can be replaced by chicken or shrimp as per eater’s preference. Nuoc cham also has two options: traditional fish sauce or ca cuong sauce.
3. Bánh cuốn Bà Triệu
At No. 101 Ba Trieu street, Hai Ba Trung district
If you like open air, you can choose this destination for a totally breakfast style of Hanoi in the morning.
In here the menu has various options with more than tens of different types of Banh cuon: free-meat, shrimp, egg, etc..
4. Bánh cuốn Gia An
At 25 Thai Phien street, Hai Ba Trung district.
Gia An restaurant has good view and space, with enthusiastic waiters. You can choose several types of Banh cuon to discover the different tastes of each one.
5. Bánh cuốn Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm
At No. 19 Nguyen Binh Khiem street, Hai Ba Trung district.
With low price while the quality is so good that this restaurant is always crowded. Sometimes eaters will have to queue up in long line until their turn but it is worthing, isnt’ it?
Now remember these addresses, wait for the day to Vietnam and enjoy !!!!