At some popular restaurants in Hanoi, customers still have to line up to wait for their turn.
Roasted pork shop on The Giao Street
This is a roasted pork shop on The Giao Street. This shop opens from 4pm to 8pm. Buyers usually have to queue in a very long line to be able to buy roasted pork here.
This shop has no signboards but is just two small tables set up on the sidewalk, right next to The Giao communal house. This shop has been here for 30 years.
Customers love roasted pork here for its special taste.
For the past 30 years, Ms. Thuy and her husband - Mr. Kha - the owner of the shop, have processed the dishes themselves to ensure the quality of product.
Pho restaurant on Bat Dan Street
It is difficult to find another place in Hanoi where people line up waiting for their turn, then serve themselves like in the traditional pho shop on Bat Dan street, Hanoi.
Perhaps the traditional taste of this restaurant’s pho has become "addictive" for many people. Every morning, rows of people patiently wait for their turn to carry the bowls of pho in their hands and then find a seat to enjoy it.
Some old diners often wait for their turn with a daily newspaper on their hands.
Line up to buy sticky rice for VND5,000 in the Old Quarter
Every morning, from 6am to 8am, at the sidewalk in front of the house No. 44, Hang Hom street, there are a lot of people buying sticky rice for only 5,000 dong.
The owner of the sticky rice shop is Ms. Huyen and her husband Hai.
Sticky rice buyers are mainly retired older men living in Hang Hom, Hang Quat, Hang Non streets. Some people have bought sticky rice here for 25 years.
According to buyers, this sticky rice shop has been in this location for a long time, offering cheap and delicious sticky rice of all kinds.
Every morning, hundreds of people come here to buy sticky rice.
By about 8 a.m., all sticky rice baskets are sold out.
Vong Thi donut shop
Coming to the donut shop named Vong Thi on Lac Long Quan Street, buyers often have to queue for their turn.
This shop has been here for nearly 30 years. A donut is priced only VND7-8,000 VND.
Although it is just a sidewalk shop, it is always crowded.
The shop is open from 10 am to about 6 or 7 pm.
Opening three decades ago as a street-food shop on the pavement of Nguyen Sieu street, Mrs. Bui Thi Hue’s snail vermicelli restaurant today still retain its original flavor. Each day the small restaurant serves around 500 customers.