Hanoi, the one-thousand year cultural capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city, has rich culinary traditions. Hanoi cuisine is considered to represent Northern cuisine: not spicy, not fatty neither sweet like in other areas, people here primarily use dilute fish sauce, shrimp paste…in their food.

In Hanoi, there are many streets that when you hear their names, you already know what items are sold there. Dozens of food stalls selling the same dish on the same street made the famous culinary quarter of the capital.

While Hue in Central Vietnam is famous for its spicy food, Sai Gon in the South is famous for its sweet food, Ha Noi is famous for the pure, noble food. Referring to Ha Noi food, everybody refers to Pho – Ha Noi traditional beef noodle soup, Bun cha or Banh cuon – thin steamed rice cake. However, do you know that there are more famous food in Ha Noi than that? This article will give you the ideal dishes and addresses for you to try them in Ha Noi. Take your note, write them down and don’t forget to try these when you are in Ha Noi.

1. Bún ngan – Cairina noodle soup

Add: 520 Xa Dan, Dong Da

1. Bún ngan

2. Sticky rice with chicken

Add: 160 Ngoc Lam, Long Bien District

2. Xôi gà

3. Boiled pig’s tripe

Add: 39 Chau Long, Ba Dinh District

3. Lòng lợn luộc

4. Noodle with fried tofu and fermented shrimpe paste

Add: Ngo Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District

4. Bún đậu mắm tôm

5. Bun thang – Hot rice noodle soup

Add: 48 Cau Go street, Hoan Kiem District

5. Bún thang

6. Fish noodle soup

Add: 120 Vu Trong Phung street, Thanh Xuan District

6. Bún cá

7. Bun cha- Kebab rice noodles

Add: 107 Thai Thinh street, Dong Da district

7. Bún chả

8. Noodle soup with Indian taro

Add: 18 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem district.

8. Bún dọc mùng

9. Bún Mộc – Noodle soup with meat balls

Add: 10C Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem district

9. Bún mộc

10. Noodle soup with snails

Add: 48 Cau Go street, Hoan Kiem district

10. bún ốc

11. Bun rieu

Add: Trieu Viet Vuong street, Hai Ba Trung District

11. Bún riêu

12. Fish porridge

Add: Hang Bong street

12. Cháo cá

13. Chicken porridge

Add: Nghia Tan street, Ly Quoc Su street

13. Cháo gà

14. Pig’s tripe porridge

Add: Nguyen Truong To street, Lac Long Quan street, O Quan Chuong street, Buoi street

14. Cháo lòng

15. Rib porridge with pork floss

Add: Phan Dinh Phung street, Ngo Huyen street, Au Trieu, Hang Bo, Ho Dac Di street.

15. Cháo sườn ruốc

16. Clam porridge

Add: Dich Vong street, Cho Xanh street, Chua Lang street.

16. Cháo trai

17. Duck porridge

Add: Nghia Tan street, Nguyen Phong Sac street, 337 Cau Giay street, Cau Dien street

17. Cháo vịt

18. Noodle with dried beef

Add: opposite Dong Da high school

18. Mì bò khô

19. Noodle soup with steamed chicken

Add: at the corner or Luong Van Can and Hang Bo street.

19. Mì gà tần

20. Chicken noodles soup

Add: Hang Bot street

20. Mì gà

21. Noodle with ravioli soup

Add: 54 Hang Chieu street, Hoan Kiem district

21. Mì vằn thắn

22. Tapioca vermicelli soup with chicken

Add: 158 Ngoc Lam street, Long Bien district

22. Miến ga

23. Tapioca vermicelli soup with eel

Add: 87 Hang Dieu street, Hoan Kiem district

23. Miến lươn nước

24. Boiled tapioca vermicelli with eel

Add: 34 Le Dai Hanh street, Hai Ba Trung district

24. Miến lươn trộn

25. Boiled tapioca vermicelli with cairina 

Add: 101 Cau Giay street, Cau Giay district

25. Miến ngan

25. Crab and chicken soup

Add: 30 Cua Bac street, Ba Dinh district

26. Súp cua gà

27.  Eel soup

Add: 01 Chan Cam street, Hoan Kiem district

27. Súp lươn

28. Sticky rice with pâté

Add: 263 Tran Dai Nghia street, Hai Ba Trung district

28. Xôi pate

29. Sticky rice with Chinese braised pork

Add: 61 Lo Duc street, Hai Ba Trung district

29. Xôi thịt kho tàu

30. Sticky rice with crushed mung bean and fried shallot

Add: 20 Nguyen Cong Hoan street, Ba Dinh district or 481 Kim Nguu street, Hai Ba Trung district

30. Xôi xéo

31. Shrimp cake

Add: Thanh Nien street, Tay Ho district

31. bánh tôm Hồ tây

32. Young banana blossom salad

Add: 88 Hoa Ma street, Hai Ba Trung district

32. Nộm hoa chuối

33. Shrimp, pork and rice noodle wrapped in lettuce

Add: Ba Dung (Ms.Dung)’s shop at Tran Xuan Soan street

33. Cuốn diếp

34. Young papaya salad with dried beef

Add: Ho Hoan Kiem street, Hoan Kiem district

34. nộm bò khô

35. Nam Ngu pho with chicken

Add: 12 Nam Ngu street, Hoan Kiem district

35. phở gà Nam Ngư

36. Phu Xuan pho with beef

Add: 36 Hang Da street, Ha Noi

36. Phở bò Phú XUân

37. Fish cake

Add: Cha Ca street, Hoan Kiem district

37. Chả cá

38. Chicken salad

Add: 09 Hang Manh street, Hoan Kiem district

38. Nộm gà

39. Pillow cake

Add: Cua Dong street, Hoan Kiem district

39. Bánh gối

40. Banh gio – Sticky rice, mung bean with ash cake

Add: Hom market, Ha Noi

40. Bánh gio

41. Boiled snails

Add: 01 Dinh Liet street, Ha Noi

41. Ốc luộc

42. Banh troi/ sticky rice cake with sugar – banh chay /sticky rice cake with mung bean

Add: 39 Chau Long street, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi

42. Bánh trôi bánh chay

43. Sticky rice wine

Add: Nam Hai shop, at To Lich stone  jetty, Cau Giay

43. rượu  nếp

44. Bánh dày – white, flat, round glutinous rice cake

Add: Quan Ganh, Thai Thinh, Ha Noi

44. Bánh giày

45. Simmered pock hock

Add: C9 Kim Lien, Dong Da, Ha Noi

45. Giả cầy

46. Vietnamese rice pyramid dumplings

Add: Co Hoa (Ms.Hoa)’s shop, 05 Thuy Khe.

46. bánh giò

Photos by Hoang Khai

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