One of the most attractive features of Hanoi is diverse cuisine as Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is the gathering place of the dishes from almost regions of the country. According to my own experience, here are the most iconic dishes that you should try when you travel to Hanoi. Indochina travel Vietnam
Pho is a kind of noodle soup, which appeared for nearly 100 years in Vietnam. Beef bones are stewed to create the sweetness of the soup. People add to the noodle soup beef or chicken, depending on what kind of “pho” they want to cook. “Phở” is alway served with some herbs, lemons, and chilies. The sweetness of stewed bones, the sour of lemons, a little spicy of chilies are combined together, which really arouses your taste.
Ho Tay shrimps cake
The crisp of shrimp cake is so fascinating. This dish goes perfectly with a type of sour and spicy sauce and some herbs. You should enjoy shrimp cake when it is still hot to keep its taste and crisp.
The best place that you should try this dish is Banh tom Ho Tay restaurant, Thanh Nien street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi.
Banh Cuon Thanh Tri
Banh Cuon is one of the traditional dishes of Vietnamese people. Just go to the restaurant at 62 To Tien Thanh to experience this dish, it would not disappoint you. Simple but exquisite, Banh Cuon Thanh Tri is thin rice leaves eaten with a special sauce, “cha muc” and some herb. Fried onions on the surface make its favor more perfect than ever. Vietnam travel packages
Banh Com Lang Vong
Banh Com is one kind of cake which is an exquisite gift of Hanoi people. Made from the flour of immature rice, the fresh green cake look so attractive. A little sticky, a little sweetness goes well together actually. If you have a chance to come to Hanoi, just visit Vong village to enjoy this dish. You can also buy some as a gift from Hanoi.
Cha Ca La Vong
Cha ca means “grilled chopped fish” in English. Its crunchy texture, juicy taste, and attractive flavor go perfectly with Banh Cuon, herbs, and roasted peanuts. Travel to Hanoi without try Cha Ca would be a shame. Just go to Cha ca La Vong restaurant at 14 Cha Ca to enjoy the most iconic ones.
Actually, the origin of Banh Xeo is not in Hanoi, but it becomes more and more popular over time in the area because of its attractiveness. This is a traditional cake of Southern province of Vietnam. The main ingredient of Banh Xeo is rice flour mixed with turmeric powder, which creates the yellow color of the cake. The round cake wraps a combination of some chopped meat, fermented soybean, and toasted peanut. The crispy texture goes well with a bowl of sour, spicy and sweet sauce and fresh vegetables such as salad and herb.
They are only 6 of a number of delicious dishes in Hanoi. Just spend your time tasting them to feel cuisine culture of Vietnam.
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