Hanoi Food Culture

Com is listed as favorite specialty of Hanoi thanks to its subtle scent of young glutinous rice packed in gemstone green lotus leaf. In cold winter, it is so great to enjoy the hot crunchy fired shrimp cakes by the West Lake. Trying the sweet taste of shrimp and chatting about old stories is really a great joy in such cold days of winter. Hanoi is surely a heaven in four season for any gourmet or who aim to be that.

Hanoi is one of Asia top 10 greatest street food cities and the most significant characteristics culture. Each food carries special taste. Hanoi people have the habit of enjoying foods according to the season in a year and time in a day. In autumn, Hanoi people are excited to celebrate the crop of Com (Green rice flakes) in Vong village. Com is listed as favorite specialty of Hanoi thanks to its subtle scent of young glutinous rice packed in gemstone green lotus leaf. In cold winter, it is so great to enjoy the hot crunchy fired shrimp cakes by the West Lake. Trying the sweet taste of shrimp  and chatting about old stories is really a great joy in such cold days of winter.

Hanoi and its environs are the birthplace of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as pho and bun cha, and the city is often cited as one of the world's great food capitals.

It's a street eater's paradise, with a plethora of options for those who want to eat like a local. In fact, many swear that the best food in Hanoi is found on the sidewalk, with dishes that often feature fish sauce, lemongrass, chilies, and cilantro and other fresh herbs.

The city, which celebrated its one-thousandth birthday last year, has put those centuries to good use perfecting its curbside nibbles.

Although vendors often cook in small shop fronts, they serve their wares on the sidewalk, on small plastic tables and chairs that can seem woefully inadequate for overgrown foreigners.

Feed Your Hunger with Pho

Feed Your Hunger with Pho

Ah, the national dish. A good bowl of Pho solves any trouble. You can have the dish made vegetarian (although I’d question the broth) or with your choice of meat. Almost every restaurant sells it, but Pho 24 is a pretty decent chain that...
Sip on Egg Coffee at Café Giang

Sip on Egg Coffee at Café Giang

Blink and you’ll miss this hole in the wall café. Egg coffee, you ask? Sounds gross. Tastes AMAZING. This concoction is akin to liquid tiramisu and it’s a favourite with both tourists and locals – a definite winner. Look...
Ta Hien's Beer

Ta Hien's Beer

Drinking beer, chatting with friend in the corner street in Hanoi  is the most greatest feeling when you come and enjoy the atmosphere here. 
Trang Tien Ice - Cream

Trang Tien Ice - Cream

Trang Tien ice cream is well known for its special flavour, which a countless number of Hanoi generations have a passion for. Visitors who have an opportunity to visit Hanoi and enjoy Trang Tien ice cream will not forget the distinctive...
Bun Cha Hanoi

Bun Cha Hanoi

One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi , Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce dip, tons of fresh veggies and noodles.
Egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee (cà phê trứng) is a Vietnamese beverage which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the...
Pho in Hanoi

Pho in Hanoi

Pho in Hanoi scene can be overwhelming with its mix of smells and tastes but it’s well worth exploring since it’s one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world. Pho has become the favorite dish...
Hanoi Street Food

Hanoi Street Food

Hanoi is famous for not only having a lot of beautiful, stunning, cultural and historical landscapes but also owning many special and delicious dishes which are only served in tasty smell in Hanoi. Special cuisine is also one of the things...
Top 10 Street Drinks in Hanoi

Top 10 Street Drinks in Hanoi

Hanoi is not only famous for street foods but also for cool and healthy street drinks.

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