Hanoi is a place in Vietnam that is abundant in foods and drinks. There are different types of food that you must try when you go there. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, drinks, noodles, buns, rolls and many others that are paired with garden fresh herbs and vegetables. All of the popular dishes, such as Vietnamese Pho, can be found there as well.
Mien Xao Luon
For seafood lovers, this dish will be great. It is a stir fried glass noodles in eel based broth topped with fried shallots, cucumber, crispy fried eel, purple perilla, egg and bean sprout.
Rolled Cake Also Known As Rolled Cake Banh Cuon
Banh Cuon is perfect for breakfast or snacks in between meals. This is a mixture of minced chicken, shrimp, wood ear mushroom, steamed bean sprouts and onions that are wrapped with a thin rice flour steamed sheet. For added taste of saltiness, you can dip it in Nuoc Cham.
Nem Chua Be
It’s a crispy square shaped snack filled with minced meat, crab meat, different kinds of spices and mushroom. It is cut in small bite size pieces eaten with herbs and lettuce and dipped in Nuoc Cham.
Tice Noodles In Tomato Broth Also Known As Bun Rieu
Served in tomato broth, this is a mixture of rice noodles, tomato chunks and paddy crab. It is garnished with water spinach, lime and tofu. On the side, they serve a generous amount of herbs and vegetables.
Turmeric Fish With Dill Also Known As Cha Ca
A white fish called Cha Ca is seasoned with turmeric, garlic, ginger and dill, served in a sizzling pan. It is served with peanuts, parsley, rice noodles, chopped green onions and red chili. You will mix them together and season it with Nuoc Cham for extra taste.
The broth is made up of different ingredients such as coriander, shrimp paste, ginger, spring onion, fish sauce, beef, mushroom, sugar candy, vinegar, squid, etc. Arranged like a flower are chicken, vermicelli, and egg and a generous amount of broth.
Fried Dumplings Also Known As Banh Goi
It is a deep fried rice flour pastry filled with glass noodles which are chopped, wood ear mushroom, minced meat, quail eggs that are steamed with seasoning. The pillow shaped dumplings is served with sweet and sour sauce as well. You may also eat it with coriander or fresh lettuce to balance the taste.
This sweet sticky rice is served with a topping of your choice. The toppings can be boiled chicken, Vietnamese ham preserved eggs and pate. You can eat it with dried shallors, green mung bean paste, and soy sauce.
Stir Fried Pho Also Known As Pho Xao
When you hear about Pho you instantly think, rice noodle in a soup. Pho xao on the other hand is stir fried along with beef slices, greens and onions and topped with an egg.
This is a pigeon seasoned with different spices and barbecued to be crispy. They also served this in a bed of carrots, papaya slices and lettuce called Nom Chim Quay.
Summer Rolls Also Known As Goi Cuon
Wrapped with a rice paper are shrimp, meat, vermicelli noodles, vegetables and herbs that are available. Nam Chuoc is served as a dipping sauce.
Different fillings are placed in a freshly baked baguette. The filling can be chicken with lettuce, cucumber and herbs. You can also have beef or Vietnamese ham with the pate.
Bun Bon Am Bo
This is served in a bed of rice noodles are grilled beef, papaya shavings, crunchy fried onions, lettuce, crushed peanuts, chopped cucumber and herbs.
Bun Oc is a dish that is made up of sea snails served in a noodle soup with a hot tomato-based broth.
Ca Phe Sua Nong or Sia Dai
Vietnamese coffee is very strong so you might prefer to order it with milk. They use condensed milk for the coffee.
Nuoc Mia is a freshly squeezed sugar cane juice.
Vietnamese Pho is a noodle soup with a stock prepared from beef soup bones for long hours and served with garden fresh herbs and vegetables.
Fruit Smoothie Also Known As Sinh To
There are a lot of fruits in Vietnam that can be made into a smoothie. A fresh fruit of your choice is mixed with condensed milk and crushed ice.
Xoi is a heavy meal and you can get full fast when you eat it. It’s a sticky rice served in a big basket and topped with lotus roots, fish or meat and roasted garlic.
Mi Vit Tem
This is a Chinese influenced noodle soup. A yellow wavy noodle is used in this dish topped with roasted duck and Chinese broccoli.