street food in hanoi

Travelling to Hanoi where owns a lot of beautiful attractions, if tourists don’t have much time in the city, the night street food tour is perfect. You can go by tour, if not, you should go with your local friends. It not only accomplishes what you want to do while you’re there but save your time bartering with vendors, relax and follow the guide without any worries accept listening to her information and taking in all of the sights and smells around.

Strolling around the Old Quarter and further afield, you can gaze with veneration street-side meat, bicycles laden with fruit and vegetables, simmering pots of stock on doorsteps, boiling kettles, tipping teapots, sacks overflowing with rice,…

Unlike a western supermarket aisle and restaurants, streets in Saigon and even in Hanoi is full of shouting blue murder. The food is not hidden indoors in gigantic supermarket halls nor protected behind glass windows. Visitors can reach out and touch food up and down the length of any Hanoi street.




Beside of talking about the culture and history, you would be shown the fantastic street food places to eat and learn how to make some foods when you travel by tour. You will never experience fully Hanoi until you try street food. There are many choices with cheap prices. We will highly recommend special street foods that you should try once:

Bun Cha – Kebab rice noodles

It’s a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. Bún chả is popular in the Northern region of Vietnam. In the South, a similar dish of rice vermicelli and grilled meat is called bún thịt nướng.

Bun Cha Huong Lien (24 Le Van Huu, Hanoi, Vietnam); Bun Cha Dac Kim (1 Hang Manh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi); Bun Cha Ta ( 21 Nguyen H­uu Huan street)…



Banh Cuon – Stuffed pancake

Bánh cuốn is one of Hanoi’s favorite breakfast items and essential to any list of must-try Vietnamese dishes.

By itself, the pale white rice batter is silky smooth and soft but otherwise rather bland. Flavor and texture come from a filling of seasoned ground pork, mushrooms, and shallots. The rice noodle roll is served with a separate bowl of clear amber dipping sauce, nước chấm, which is essentially fish sauce.

Banh Cuon Gia Truyen (14 Pho Hang Ga, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam), Banh Cuon Gia An (25 Thai Phien, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi),…

banh cuon


Pho – Beef noodle soup

Pho is the most well-known of all Vietnamese soups. It was inspired by French settlers who commonly ate beef, where Vietnamese traditionally preferred pork, chicken.

Pho Thin (13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam)

pho ha noi


Bia Hoi (9B Ta Hien, Hanoi) is a special type of homemade beer, unpreserved, brewed daily and delivered in kegs to local businesses. Bia Hoi Ha Noi is a classic Vietnamese beer garden, perfect for late sunny afternoons. Unlike canned or bottled beer, Bia hoi should be consumed the day after it leaves the factory. It’s brand-less and very cheap compared to Western-style beers.

bia hoi



Ca phe trung – Egg coffee

This is a Vietnamese drink which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks. Once you try this unique drink, you would really love it and back to try again.

The Giang Café (39- Lane- Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi)




Don’t forget to note those foods and places to eat. This is the best way to sample authentic Hanoi street food and to gain a real insight into Vietnamese culture.

Many foods are still waiting for you to discover!!! GO GO!!!


(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)


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