Hanoi Food Trip: What And Where To Eat

Every foodie knows that Hanoi is where the ultimate food trip begins. In this capital city of Vietnam, you get a taste of the freshest and most flavorful dishes, whether in a fancy hotel diner or in neighborhood eateries. Discover Hanoi by taste, and try their world-famous dishes with a tip on where to eat the best ones. Enjoy!



via Pho Bat Dan’s website

What’s a Hanoi trip without having pho? This staple Vietnamese noodle dish is made with beef bone broth and thin rice noodles. It’s made more flavorful by fish sauce and spices. Savor its broth, slurp the noodles, and top it off with a mix of vegetables and there goes your authentic pho. 

Where to eat: In Pho Bat Dan. When you see locals line up for a pho, you’d know it’s good. It’s a self-service restaurant so if you’re clueless about how to do it, just do as the locals do!

Address: 37 Bat Dan, Hanoi, Vietnam




Bun Cha

via Bun Cha Huong Lien’s Facebook

These savory Vietnamese meatballs are worth a try in Hanoi. Originally from Northern Vietnam, this dish has made its way to the city as many tourists crave this outstanding dish. Bun cha is made with fresh vermicelli noodles, topped with juicy meatballs and sweet and sour dipping sauce. It’s topped with fresh herbs to complete the flavor. 

Where to eat: In Bun Cha Huong Lien. This no-frills, family-run eatery is a favorite among locals. It’s worth mentioning that US President Obama and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined in here!

Address: 24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam




Bun Rieu

via Bun Rieu Cua’s Facebook

Bun Rieu is another quintessential dish to taste when in Hanoi. This super tasty rice noodle soup dish is the perfect food to eat in the cold weather. Loaded with herbs and spices drowning in pork broth filled with tomatoes, crab, and pork, this comforting dish is a must-try especially when craving for mouthwatering noodle dish aside from pho. 

Where to eat: In Bun Rieu Cua. It’s a small, unassuming eatery where you can get the best-tasting Bun Rieu you’ll ever have.

Address: 11 Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam




Banh Cuon

via Banh Cuon Ba Hanh’s website

Not a noodle lover? Don’t fret, because you’ll surely enjoy Vietnamese rice rolls. These are savory, steamed soft rice rolls packed with ground pork, shrimp, different kinds of mushrooms, bean sprouts, and vegetables. You can eat the roll as it is, but you can also dip it in a signature sauce to add a little kick. 

Where to eat: In Banh Cuon Ba Hanh. Coming here feels like you’re home to taste your grandmother’s cooking, as they’re known for using traditional home cooking styles. 

Address: 16B Tho Xuong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam




Ca Phe Trung

via Cafe Giang’s Facebook

Coffee lovers’ first order of business should be to try the famous Vietnamese egg coffee called Ca phe trung. It’s a Hanoi specialty made with egg and coffee that’s a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. The brewed coffee is topped with steamed egg yolk and condensed milk, perfect for that drink and dessert combination.

Where to try: In Giang Cafe. This humble coffee quarter serves the best-tasting egg coffee, founded by Nguyen Giang in 1946. Though many coffee shops serve Ca phe trung nowadays, this cafe is still a favorite for its consistently good coffee.

Address: 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam




Trang Tien Ice Cream

via Kem Trang Tien’s Facebook

On a hot summer day in Hanoi, you can’t miss Trang Tien ice cream. Fresh and flavorsome, this ice cream is a nice cool treat to end a meal with. It’s available in popsicles, mochi, or a cone. They have several flavors too such as green bean, cocoa, taro, matcha, as well as the traditional com, a young flakes rice flavor. 

Where to eat: In Kem Trang Tien. Established in 1958, this brand serves these delectable ice cream flavors. 

Address:  B2 R6 Vincom Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi




Banh Xeo

via Quan An Ngon’s website

Banh xeo are Vietnamese pancakes filled with vegetables, shrimp, and meats. It’s a street snack popular in the southern part of Vietnam. these are crispy and light, yet bursting with flavors in every bite. The way to eat it is to cut two small bite-sized pieces, roll them up in a leaf, and dip it in nuoc cham dipping sauce. 

Where to eat: In Quan An Ngon. It’s actually one of the best restaurants in Hanoi where you could try plenty of authentic dishes. One of their bestsellers in Banh xeo. 

Address: 18 Phan Boi Chan Street Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam



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