Saturday, August 27, 2005

Food tour in Hanoi

Let’s start our tour in 42 Quán Thánh Street for our morning Phở Gà (Chicken noodles) which costs about 7,000Vnd. Keep going to Ngõ Đồng Xuân where we can try the best 7000Vnd Bún Chả (Grilled pork with noodles and Asian herbs) and Phở Tiếu (Roasted pork noodles with chilli, dried onion and Asian herbs) and a 3000Vnd Beer Hơi. Café Năng on Hàng Bạc Street is the coffee stop of your day: 5000Vnd for great coffee or juice. If you are a seafood fan, then try out the seafood around Trúc Bạch Lake, where you can sit on the pavement looking at the Lake and the action passing by. These small restaurants should only cost you about 120,000Vnd per person for crab, scallops and some shrimps. Don’t forget to check out Quất Café which is closeby, very nice and always cool with both ceiling fans and wall fans and good coffee, you'd spend about 4000Vnd. Phở Cuốn (Spring rolls) Vinh Phong at 40 Ngũ Xá is a good place to go for a snack. Here, they serve different kinds of Noodles, and prices start at 1,500Vnd for one spring roll. Stir fried beef and spinach served with crispy noodles is a good dish to try and costs about 20,000Vnd for 2.

On your return to the city centre, try 7000Vnd Bún Riêu (Crab soup with herbs) on Thi Sách Street which is delicious, then go straight ahead and turn left to have Bánh Mỳ (Beefsteak) and Bún Bò (Beef noodles)on Hoà Mã Street. This place is always busy and you have to take good care of yourself because of the slippery floor.The owner is from Hue and prices start at 10,000Vnd for Noodles and 18,000Vnd for beefsteak. And Café Báo is a good choice near by which is quiet and has good juices.

Mía Đá is good on a hot day; this is refreshing sugar cane juice and only costs you 2000Vnd in Hàng Điếu Street. Bún Bò Nam Bộ(Stir fried beef and beanshoot with noodles and Asian herbs with Southern's style) is a one dish choice for you, only 18,000Vnd. Photo cafe is a nice place to go to have a bit of a chat with friends, which is on Quán Sứ Street. There are lots of great pictures and greenery surrounding.

End your day at Wild Lotus for a drink to cool you down after a long day wandering around, and then go to Wild Rice to enjoy your evening with excellent food and great atmosphere. Don’t forget to try out the soft shell crab! This place will cost you about 300,000Vnd for your meal but you do get what you pay for!!!

Hope this information can help anyone who wants to try out the Vietnamese food in Hanoi. These places are a mix of street stalls, cafes and upmarket restaurants.

Thank to Mark Lowerson from Sticky Rice for some of the nice pictures.

For more detail on some of the places mentioned here, visit my mate at Sticky Rice .

11 comments:

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora Tu, Boy, you really get "value for money". I don't know how they they do it. You have a really great blog. I'll be back to check out the archives. Krazy Kelvin from down under in new Zealand.

Anonymous said...

hi, anh Tu ah em biet 2 cho nua cho pho bo HN la o 49 Bat Dan, phong cach cu (old style). Mot quan pho theo phong cach hien dai, co do uong: juice o 371 Nguyen Van Cu, Long Bien. Neu anh den day, DT cho em trc se co discount, good service, good juices especialy, passion fruit, drink in 198 Hang Bong is a place with a good view. Cu the nay nhe, neu co gi moi em se send you later.

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Haireena 海莉娜 said...

hi here..!! i going to visit Hanoi next week. do you have any good suggestion for us? bout food? bout anything interesting in Hanoi?

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I have never been in this country, but after this post I want to go soon, love this food, looks so delicious, thank you for sharing

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I like Hanoi food.

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