With a wide range of typical dishes, the capital city of Hanoi has lured more and more visitors, especially foodies, from all parts of the world.
Famous alley shop in Hanoi’s Old Quarter thrives
Developing the Hanoi food travel map
Hanoi has been listed among the 25 best tourist destinations for food lovers in the world as voted by Tripadvisor readers.
The fruit and pork ribs make Hanoi memorable
Sau (Dracontomelon) is a common fruit in Hanoi. Giving a special sour taste, it is an indispensable ingredient of many Hanoi’s specialties like rice vermicelli soup with baby back pork ribs and sau fruit.
Delicious dishes for a cold rainy day in Hanoi
On the days when Hanoi welcomes monsoons, cold weather, or non-stop rain, locals favor a bowl of hot porridge, chicken soup or glutinous rice dumplings.
An unforgettable experience with Bun Ngan Nhan
Compared to the Southern and the Central Vietnam, the Northern region, particularly Hanoi, boasts a wide variety of dishes using Muscovy duck, from noodle dish to hot pot and stir-fry.
Bun Cha – the characteristic dish of Hanoi cuisine
There are many varieties of bun cha across Vietnam, but the Hanoi version is still held in high esteem.
Over 20-year-old pho cuon eatery
Generations of Hanoi people have enjoyed pho cuon (fresh rice noodle rolls). What makes it such a trustworthy culinary address?
Hanoi-style crab noodle soup
This specialty of Hanoi has plenty of versions which combine special ingredients such as fertilized duck egg, beef and stir-fried snail, to name but a few. However, the version with fertilized duck egg may give an interesting gastronomy experience.
Khuc Pie: A gift from Hanoi’s rural area
The fragrance of steaming khuc pie will live forever as one of most potent childhood memories of Hanoian.
Banh mi – the iconic dish of Vietnam
When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, one of the first images that appear in most people’s mind is banh mi.
Cha Ca – A Dish Carrying the Culinary Essence of Hanoi
Cha Ca has a dear place in the Hanoian’s heart not only because of its phenomenal taste, but also because it represents the historic past of Vietnam.
Banh Chuoi – The Nostalgic Food of Childhood
Although the ingredients to make this addicting dish sound fairly simple: ripe bananas, sugar, flour, turmeric powder, making banh chuoi requires the exceptional skills of a master artisan.
Bun Oc – An Iconic Dish of Hanoi
The stars of this dish are, obviously, snails. And sometimes they can be unsightly to look at. However, once you get over the sight, you’ll know why this dish has gained quite a lot of prominence among the people.
A look at Com cake – Hanoi’s favorite treat
People often have fond memories when they see Com cake, as this is a must have in happy occasions, like weddings or Lunar New Year.
A dish typical of Hanoi’s delicate culinary style
Bun Thang, or Hanoi-style rice vermicelli soup, is a peculiar dish showing a delicate culinary style of Hanoians. This is a perfect combination of colors and flavors.
What to eat with US$4.3 in downtown Hanoi
Below is a list of quality restaurants offering food for less than VND100,000 (US$ 4.3) per person in the busiest central districts of the capital city of Hanoi. Prices may vary depending on restaurants.
Autumn must-try foods for visitors to Hanoi
When the autumn breezes blow, Hanoians often enjoy typical snacks that recall the flavors of childhood.
Vietnamese food: Shrimp cake
No trip to Hanoi is complete without a visit to the city's iconic West Lake. But have you tried one of its traditional delicacies? These crispy shrimp cakes are the perfect complement to a day by the water's edge.
Hanoi signature dish: La Vong grilled fish
Might not be the oldest dish of Hanoi as it has only been around for over a hundred years, but “Chả Cá Lã Vọng” or “Chả Cá Hà Nội” is definitely the unique among the best known dishes of the capital city.