Although coffee does not originate from Vietnam, coffee is a familiar drink and can be said to be indispensable in the day of many Vietnamese people. Therefore, Coffee in Vietnam is prepared with many types to satisfy diners such as Black Coffee, Iced Milk Coffee, Iced Coffee with Milk (Bac Xiu), Egg Coffee,… Egg coffee??? It sounds strange! Is this combination great? The answer is above all, you guys! Vietnam is the birthplace of this wonderful drink! The author of this masterpiece is Mr. Nguyen Van Giang. Mr. Giang used to be a bartender at the Metrophole hotel during the French colonial period, and the famous Egg Coffee in Giang was specifically modified from a cappuccino drink when he was working at Metrophole at that time. Egg coffee in Giang has the rich taste of coffee and the rich flavor of egg yolk, adding a sweet cream flavor. All have created a soothing, fragrant, sweet, and warm flavor that is warm enough for those cold winter days. You can visit Cafe Giang at the address:
109 Yen Phu and 39 Nguyen Huu Huan to enjoy Egg Coffee with only 17,000 VND!
Cafe Dinh at 13 Dinh Tien Hoang (15,000 VND).
Old Quarter Cafe at 11 Hang Gai (35,000 VND).
Thanh Tri Banh Cuon
According to An Nam Chi comb of historian Le Trac, banh cuon was born in 1291 in the reign of King Tran Nhan Tong and this is considered a gift that ordinary people made with their own hands to give to their loved ones on the occasion of the real Korean New Year. . Up to now, this dish has been 725 years old and it has been associated with the lives of people in many places, including Hanoi. Referring to Hanoi rolls, perhaps we cannot help but mention Thanh Tri rolls – a charming culinary feature of the land of Kinh. The cake is made from white, fragrant rice, coated as thin as paper. Thanh Tri rolls without filling, are usually arranged in layers in the heart of a basket, covered with lotus leaves or banana leaves or dong leaves. There are 3 famous addresses for you to enjoy this cake in Hanoi:
Ba Hoanh roll cake – 66 To Hien Thanh, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi (30,000 VND/serving)
Banh Cuon 17 – 17 Cha Ca, Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (15,000 VND – 33,000 VND/serving)
Vegetarian rolls – 9 Nguyen Che Nghia, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (15,000 VND/serving).
The dish originates from the North of Vietnam, is the most durable gift of Hanoi, and it is not known since when Bun Cha is considered one of the typical specialties of Hanoi cuisine. Surely no one knows when this wonderful dish was born, but everyone knows that Bun Cha is a dish with vermicelli, grilled pork over charcoal and a bowl of sweet and sour fish sauce. This dish moves people from the aroma of grilled meat, the pure white color of vermicelli, the strong aroma of the bowl of sweet and sour dipping sauce, the cool taste of the accompanying mint vegetables, etc. Together, they create a seductive dish and are listed as one of the 10 best street foods in the world. US President Barack Obama could not refuse the appeal of Bun Cha during his visit to Hanoi in May:
Huong Lien Bun Cha restaurant (24 Le Van Huu, the average price is about 40,000 VND – 60,000 VND/serving).
You can also enjoy this dish at many other streets such as Hang Manh, Hang Than, Hang Khoai, Lang Ha (CS 2 Bun Cha Lien Huong – 14/59 Lang Ha), ..
Village cereal loops
Com is a food made from glutinous rice cooked by roasting and sieving until all the husks are removed, although found in many regions of Vietnam, it is very popular in the cuisine of the Northern Delta, especially in Vietnam. Hanoi. An ethnic group associated with the wet rice culture, rice grains have become familiar to every Vietnamese person. And I don’t know since when, rice grains and nuggets have been closely associated with the Vietnamese people from daily meals to religious and cultural activities such as weddings, celebrations, …. When it comes to com, even if we’re not from Hanoi, we all immediately think of the heirloom Banh Com in Hanoi or the seeds of com in Lang Vong. The fresh green color of the nuggets along with the cool aroma have created the attraction of Lang Vong rice cake – a quintessential gift of Ha Thanh people for generations. If you have the opportunity to visit Hanoi once, you should enjoy Com and Banh Com in Lang Vong at:
Vong Village, Dich Vong Hau Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi with the price of 4,000 VND – 6,000 VND / piece, and the price of nuggets 260,000 VND – 280,000 VND / kg.
Noodles with Beans with Shrimp
Vermicelli with shrimp paste or shrimp paste vermicelli is a simple and rustic dish in Northern Vietnamese cuisine. This dish is often used as a snack or snack. The main ingredients include fresh vermicelli, golden fried tofu, shrimp paste mixed with lemon, chili and served with herbs such as perilla, marjoram, basil, lettuce… one of the most typical dishes of Ha Thanh people. It is a combination of a plate of soft fresh vermicelli, crispy fried tofu with a bowl of fragrant, greasy shrimp paste and herbs. Noodles with shrimp paste with shrimp in Hanoi is famous for its roadside eateries, perhaps this is the distinctive feature of the stalls selling shrimp paste vermicelli. Perhaps there is not much to discuss about this dish anymore because it is so good. When coming to the capital, remember to visit the following 5 places to enjoy this folk dish:
Hang Khay shrimp paste vermicelli (Alley 31 Hang Tray) with 45,000 VND/serving)
Cay Bang shrimp paste noodle soup, Dai La (30,000 VND/serving).
Trung Huong bean vermicelli, Phat Loc alley (20,000 VND – 50,000 VND/person).
Ngo Gach original bean vermicelli (50,000 VND/serving).
Grilled bean curd vermicelli in Hoang Cau area (20,000 VND – 60,000 VND/person).
Trang Tien ice cream
Trang Tien ice cream is a famous ice cream company that has existed since 1958 in Hanoi. The reason ice cream is called “Trang Tien” is because ice cream is sold and produced in Trang Tien street, the first time is at house number 35 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Trang Tien ice cream has become a very familiar ice cream brand to Hanoians. Ice cream has 2 types: ice cream sticks and ice cream cones with many different flavors such as: chocolate, vanilla, nuggets, coconut milk, etc. Ice cream has a delicious, cool and refreshing taste.
When you come to Hanoi Capital, remember to visit Hoan Kiem Lake Pedestrian Street, Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoy the famous Trang Tien ice cream with the price from 5,000 VND – 13,000 VND!
Pho is a traditional dish of Vietnam, can also be considered as one of the typical dishes for Vietnamese cuisine. But perhaps, Pho is a special gift of Hanoi, not only in Hanoi, but because it is delicious only in Hanoi. Anyone who comes to Hanoi wants to enjoy such a typical Hanoi dish. Pho became very popular in Hanoi in the 1940s.
Referring to Pho in Hanoi, it is impossible not to mention:
Bat Dan Pho (49 Bat Dan with prices from 30,000 VND to 55,000 VND/bowl).
Pho Thin (13 Lo Duc, with the price of 40,000 VND – 60,000 VND/bowl).
Pho Ly Quoc Su (There are up to 3 places for people to enjoy are 10 Ly Quoc Su, 42 Hang Voi and N2A Hoang Minh Giam with the price of each bowl ranging from 50,000 VND to 77,000 VND/bowl).
Because it is a popular and typical dish in Hanoi, there are many other Pho restaurants that attract customers all over the streets of the capital such as Ton Duc Thang, Quan Thanh, Thuy Khue, Huynh Thuc Khang, Hang Trong, Dinh Dinh. Lie,…
Cha Ca La Vong
Cha Ca La Vong is the name of a specialty dish of Hanoi. This is a dish made from fish (usually catfish) sliced into pieces, marinated, grilled on charcoal and then fried in a fat pan, by the Doan family at 14 Cha Ca Street (formerly Hang Son Street). ) in the old town keep the business secret and name it as above. In the years of the French colonial period, at 14 Hang Son, there was a family of the Doan family, who often used their house as a place to take care of the De Tham insurgents. The owner often makes a very delicious fish cake for guests, gradually becoming familiar, those guests have helped the family open a restaurant specializing in selling this dish, both to feed the family and as a gathering place. Over time, the two words ‘Cha Ca’ became the name of the city, and today La Vong grilled fish has really become a symbol of Hanoi cuisine. The place to enjoy this dish is:
La Vong Cha Ca restaurant, 14 Cha Ca with prices from 30,000 VND to 66,000 VND.
Bun thang is a specialty of Hanoi people. Making bun thang is a complicated process, from preparation to cooking. It is estimated that it takes 20 ingredients to make bun thang. Vietnamese laksa leaves, Chinese coriander, thin fried eggs, shredded chicken breast, and shredded pork sausages are evenly spread on a white vermicelli background. Vermicelli must be a type of microfiber vermicelli. Sprinkle with shrimp paste and sprinkle a few slices of sausage. Clear, tasty, sweet broth (a selective combination of chicken bones and a dried squid). People can eat bun thang with spices such as vinegar, chili, garlic, pepper or add a little shrimp paste to make the vermicelli bowl more flavorful. Referring to bun thang, gourmets will immediately mention:
Bun Thang Restaurant 32 and 48 Cau Go with prices ranging from 30,000 VND to 66,000 VND/bowl.
You can also go to Hang Giay, Hang Hom, Dao Tan, Lieu Giai to enjoy this dish with a cheaper price of only about 30,000 VND.
Bread comes from Baguette bread brought by the French to Vietnam. During the modification process, the Vietnamese processed the baguette into a typical Vietnamese bread with a shorter length, only about 30–40 cm. The loaf of bread is processed and filled with meat such as pate, fish cake, grilled skewers, …; often eaten with sauces such as beef with wine sauce, become so familiar that it becomes a popular dish of Vietnamese people. Depending on the ingredients sandwiched inside or the sauces served, the bread has many different names. This is a popular old food, which has been popular throughout the country in recent years. Coming to Hanoi, you can freely enjoy variations of banh mi. You can sip a glass of soy milk with bread with wine sauce at:
Dinh Ngang (40,000 VND/serving).
Original Bread (17 Ly Quoc Su – 80,000 VND/person).
Bread Steak 22 Hoa Ma (100,000 VND/serving).
Goethe Institute kebap bread (30,000 VND/serving).
Bread with grilled meat on skewers 31 Quang Trung (15,000 VND – 20,000 VND/serving)
Pasta bread number 8 Cha Ca (20,000 VND/serving).
Banh Mi 20 Le Dai Hanh (20,000 VND/serving).
Pan bread 35 Thai Thinh (25,000 VND – 30,000 VND/person).
West Lake shrimp cake
West Lake shrimp cake is one of the famous dishes of Hanoi. They are made from the typical West Lake crayfish or river crayfish. In the 1970s and 1980s, there were many state-owned shrimp cake shops located on Thanh Nien Street, on the side of Truc Bach Lake. At that time, this place was a typical entertainment place of the capital, and as a charm, West Lake shrimp cakes went into the memory of many generations. In the late 1980s, the improvement of people’s living standards led to the strong development of other types of services. Therefore, Ho Tay shrimp cake shops no longer occupy a unique position in the choice of diners. But when a foreign tourist comes to Hanoi, they still want to go to West Lake to enjoy hot shrimp cakes and feel the crispy taste of the cake, served with sour, sweet, spicy dipping sauce along with pickled cucumber. The familiar places to enjoy this dish are:
West Lake Shrimp Restaurant, Thanh Nien Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi with an average price of 80,000 VND-132,000 VND/serving.