What should we do at Hanoi Old Quarter just in 24 hours ? Let’s note these in your “to-do-list” for the first time to Hanoi.
The difference betweens Saigon is that its hurry and Hanoi is just “slowly”.
Wake up, mates!!! Put on cool clothes and get breakfast. Let’s choose Pho Bo (Noodle Soup with beef), you can easily find Pho Bo at Hanoi. You can pick some address we suggest here such as
Phở Bò Lâm: 48 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Phở Bò – Cầu Gỗ: 45 Cau Go, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Phở Bò Lý Quốc Sư – Phùng Hưng: 27 Phung Hung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Noodles with tasty broth, white rice noodles, red beef, green onions, and herbs so that everyone likes to whip till the end. All these mixed together that making Pho famous through all over the world.
After eating now try the famous coffee taste of Hanoi is egg coffee. A bitter coffee mixed with fatty eggs, “smell so good” makes you easily faint because of the delicious. It is not hard to drink as black coffee or brown coffee, egg cafe is suitable for those who are newbie for coffee. For a long time, this flavor has become one of the typical dishes of Hanoi cuisine.
- Giảng Cafe: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Cafe Đinh: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Hangout Coffe: 86 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Cafe Phố Cổ: 11 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Now is time for the “tour” around Hanoi, take a walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake (Ho Guom) in the cool air. Blue sky color and sunshine, look at the corner of Ho Guom, Hang Bai street, Dinh Le street, around the head of the Hanoi Opera House, Hilton, Metropole Hotel has become a beautiful point for photography. We suggest that you need to do a vintage and retro shoots for memory.
Take a moment to visit The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple. Along with the entrance ticket with these two places is Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam. To visit these two places, you can take more than two hours.
Time flys fast, what dishes you need to try for lunch ? How ‘bout Cha Ca (Chả cá – Turmeric Fish with Dill), the dish is served with a bowl of rice noodles, peanuts, chopped spring onions, parsley, nuoc cham sauce, and red chili slices, all of which are meant to be mixed together with the turmeric fish.
- Chả Cá Kinh Kỳ – Hòa Mã: 104 Hoa Ma Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
- Chả Cá Vọng Ngư – Nguyễn Chí Thanh: 29 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Lão Ngư Chả Cá: 171 Thai Ha, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Now is the time to explore the 36 streets and the best way is walking. Going out in the “chessboard” streets if you are not careful, then you will easy to get lost. Long street by street, lane by lane, alley by alley, houses by houses. Walking in the street to see all the lives of Hanoians, each street sells its own items, small shops. Here, we still find very old jobs such as pavement barbering, the ao-dai making, seal making, watch making, painting etc. … that may lost by the time.
Take a stop at Bach Ma Temple, one of the four quarters of Hanoi at the beginning of Hang Buom Street, wandering to O Quan Chuong, lost in the crowded Dong Xuan Market and then through Hang Duong Street to buy some gifts.
Ended the afternoon by stopping at the West Lake area – Truc Bach Lake to enjoy the cool ice cream lake and delicious Banh gio of Thuy Khue (Bánh giò – pyramidal rice dumpling).
It’s dinner time, so many dishes to eat such as bun cha, bun rieu, com rang, pho xao, mien ga, bun dau mam tom, xoi xeo, etc. And the winner of the dishes for dinner that we choose is com rang (Cơm rang), mixed with beef, chicken, kim chi, or eggs… There are many kind of com rang likes com rang dua bo, com rang kim chi, com rang thap cam, com rang ga quay, com rang cuon trung…
- Cơm rang gà quay: 29B Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Food Corner: 2 Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Dung Quán: 38 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Cơm Rang Thập Cẩm: 22 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Enjoy beers at famous spots in Hanoi, the beer is quite weak compared to European standards, but for an all round experience it is quite something. Open throughout the day and late into the night.
- Bia Hoi Junction: At the junction of Ta Hien & Pho Luong Ngoc Quyen, Old Quarter, Hanoi
- Legend Beer: 01-03-05 Dinh Tien Hoang, Northern Edge of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
Pho Nha Tho (Phố Nhà Thờ) based in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Ice tea and late-night snacks, mood life at night, enjoy a cup of tea with sunflower seeds or fruit plate. A lot of young people gather around tea cups with late night dinners include papaya salad and ribs, from sticky rice with páte to bowl of noodles.
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