A list of most popular local foods that should not be missed in Hanoi, take a look and find out what are they.
Five morning food can’t miss, while visit Hanoi
Vietnamese sticky rice (Xôi xéo)
“Xôi xéo” is regarded as one of the hardest-to-cook “xôi”, despite the fact that it is concocted from ingredients which are very popular and familiar with Vietnamese. The ingredients for making “xôi xéo” remain the same everywhere: glutinous rice, turmeric powder, mung bean, shallot, and some liquid fat.
“xôi xéo” is sold in every wet market or may even be right on the street corner early in the morning.
Traditional rice rolled cake (Bánh Cuốn)
If the French has this famous delicious crepe made of wheat, egg and dairy products; Vietnamese and particularly Hanoian is proud of their steamed crepe from rice flour and water. A savoury meal, the inside stuffing contains ground pork, wood-ear and seasoning.
Noodle soup (Phở)
This universally famous food is best enjoyed in Hanoi. This food is omnipresent in Hanoi, appearing anywhere from street vendors to high end restaurant chain Pho 24. Some is served with chicken and some with beef. Each type of meat entails a variety of subdish, using from beef tenderloin to beef brisket, chicken wing to chicken thigh. The tip is, look for the place where locals gather the most and you know where you should order and sit down.
Vermicelli in chicken soup (Bún Thang)
With nearly 20 ingredients, Bún Thang” (vermicelli in chicken soup) is the dish that the cooking method requires the scrupulousness, care and sophistication of the cook, and also is one of the typical dishes containing innumerable quintessence of Hanoi’s culinary.
Hanoi Cold snail noodle (Bún Ốc)
Bún Ốc Snail noodle Soup is a fairly best Vietnamese food that can be found everywhere in Vietnam and seems rather simple to cook. This dish should actually be prepared by skilled cooks who know very well how to create a harmonious combination of many spices. A delicious hot bowl of snail noodle eaten on a cold day may well be considered the quintessence of Hanoi cuisine.