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23 Must-try foods in Hanoi, Vietnam

23 Must-try foods in Hanoi, Vietnam

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    I. Booking a Hanoi street food tour

    1. How to book a Hanoi street food tour?

    There are many available street food tours in Hanoi, all guided by the locals. Normally, there are 3 ways to have a tour through Hanoi and enjoy great foods here.

    The most common way is booking a tour through some tourist agencies, most of which are easy to see on almost all streets of The Old Quarter. All you need to do is contacting them, providing your information, making an arrangement about the price, the time and then wait till the due day to start your tour. Also, some hotels and homestays in Hanoi have available tours to take their guests around the city for local foods, all guided by the staffs. Occasionally, you just need to pay the extra fee into the room price for the food and the services.

    Another more convenient and cheaper way is finding your local buddy in some tourism websites. In recent years, many youngsters offering tour guide services to gain income, as well as acknowledge by talking to foreigners during the tour. One of the most popular websites is withlocals.com, which provides you the information about  the guides, the services, and the reviews of the previous people. However, you can be the guide of your  street food tour if you have sufficient information of the foods, as well as where to eat and the prices. We will provide you a long list of Hanoi's most well-known food. Let's check then.

    Price: VND 500,000 - VND 1,500,000 (depending on the type of tour, the number of people and whether it involves the foods' prices or not)

    2. Contact information of Hanoi street food tour

    Tour Address Contact number Website
    Hanoi Cooking Centre No. 44 Chau Long Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District (+84) 243 715 0088 (+84) 243 715 3277 hanoicookingcentre.com
    Hidden Hanoi 147 Nghi Tam Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District 097 565 0198 hiddenhanoi.com.vn
    Food on foot No. 19B Hang Be Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District (+84) 243 990 1733 (+84) 243 994 2555 vietnamawesometravel.com
    Urban Adventures (+84) 904 193 308 urbanadventures.com

    I. Hanoi's street foods that are served as meal dishes

    1. Rice noodle with fried and fermented shrimp sauce (Bun dau mam tom)

    Bun dau mam tom, or bun dau in short, is a smelly but tasty dish, made of rice noodle, fried tofu, green rice pork sausage, meat roll, alongside with mam tom - a fermented shrimp sauce that is popular in Northern Vietnamese meals. This kind of sauce has a strong smell, which sometimes makes some people unpleasant. 

    However, this dish can give even more wonderful taste when it is dipped in a little bit of the shrimp paste - the highlight of Bun dau mam tom. Bun dau mam tom is such a popular food that it is fairly easy to find a stall selling it in Hanoi, at any time of the day. 

    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 60,000.

    Where to eat bun dau mam tom in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Bun dau mam tom:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 3 Ngo Gach Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 - VND 50,000 10:00 - 21:00
    31/29, Hang Khay Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - VND 200,000 07:00 - 21:00
    No. 33/185 Chua Lang Street, Lang Thuong Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - VND 30,000 10:00 - 21:00
    No. 9A O Quan Chuong Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 35,000 - VND 45,000 11:00 - 14:00
    Alley 330, Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan Trung Ward, Thanh Xuan District VND 15,000 - VND 50,000 6:30 - 15:00
    No. 2 Nguyen Hong Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - VND 30,000 11:00 - 14:00
    No. 23 Phan Huy Ich Street, Nguyen Trung Truc Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 25000 - VND 50,000 11:00 - 14:00
    No. 93 Hang Buom Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 55,000 10:00 - 14:00
    Alley 165, Chua Boc Street, Quang Trung Ward, Dong Da District VND 20,000 - 40,000 10:00 - 14:00

    2. Vietnamese Kebab rice noodle (Bun cha)

    Bun cha, or Kebab rice noodle, is a kind of noodle, made of and hot soup, with grilled pork, carrots, and green papaya. Bun cha, which perfectly combines the sour taste of vinegar, salty one of fish sauce, as well as sweet and hot taste, will make you love at first try. It has been sold by street vendors for years and becomes an essential part of Hanoi’s cuisine. And as you may not know, Obama did try this food once on his visit to Vietnam.

    Price: VND 25,000 - VND 50,000/portion

    Where to eat Bun cha in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Bun cha:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    24 Le Van Huu Street, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 40,000 - VND 60,000 10:00 - 19:00
    No. 6 Ngo Tram Street, Hang Bong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 50,000 - VND 165,000 08:30 - 03:30
    No. 121 Phuc Tan Street, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 11:00 - 14:30
    No. 16 Hoi Vu Street, Hang Bong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 - VND 50,000 09:00 - 21:45
    No. 41 Cua Dong Street, Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 20,000 - 30,000 10:30 - 20:00
    Alley 74, Hang Quat Street, Hang Gai Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 - 40,000 10:00 - 14:00

    3. Snail rice noodle soup (Bun oc)

    Bun oc, or snail noodle, is one of the Hanoi’s classic specialties. This dish has been so familiar with the Hanoian for the typical slightly sour taste and it is ideal for breakfast or lunch. It would not be more delightful than a bowl of steaming hot, sour and spicy noodles  with tasty chewy snails and vegetables such as lettuce, coriander, and basil on a cold day. Sometimes, it is serve with fried tofu and tomato. Bun oc is available everywhere on Hanoi’s streets.

    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 30,000/portion.

    Where to eat Bun oc in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Bun oc:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 106 Tran Vu Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 20,000 - 30,000 5:30 - 13:30
    Alley 136, Tay Son Street, Quang Trung Ward, Dong Da District VND 20,000 - 30,000 10:00 - 18:00
    No. 38 Cao Ba Quat Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 30,000 - VND 40,000 10:00 - 15:00
    No. 57 Hai Ba Trung Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - 40,000 14:30 - 22:00
    No. 43 Nguyen Sieu, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 20,000 - 50,000 06:00 - 14:00

    4. Vietnamese crab noodle soup (Bun rieu)

    Bun rieu is a kind of vermicelli soup with the toppings such as seafood, meat, and tomato, tofu. This dish requires a labor-intensive cooking process. It is attractive because of the distinctive crimson color of the broth, which is made from freshwater crabs, and the slightly sour taste.

    Bun rieu is a Hanoi’s specialty from all walks of life and they are not expensive at all.

    Price: VND 25,000 to VND 40,000/portion

    Where to eat Bun rieu in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stores that serve Bun rieu:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 23 Nguyen Sieu Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem DIstrict VND 30,000 - 50,000 6:00 - 14: 00
    Alley Phat Loc, Hang Bac Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 10,000 - 20,000 6: 30 - 10:00 B
    No. 25 Hong Phuc Street, Nguyen Trung Truc Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 20,000 - VND 50,000 15:00 - 23:59
    No. 50 Hang Bun, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District No. 18 Hang Khoai, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 15,000 - VND 40,000 06:00 - 17:00 18:00 - 23:00

    5. Rice noodle soup with pork, chicken and eggs (Bun thang)

    Bun thang is a reflexion of Hanoi’s sophisticated cuisine. This dish   is comprised of “bun” and “thang”. “Bun”, as you may know, means rice noodles and “thang” is a pack of Chinese traditional herbs (thuoc bac). This dish got its name because of a lot of ingredients that it contains.

    What makes the taste of this food so insane is the perfect combination of all sustenances (fried egg, pork sausage, chicken breast, fermented shrimps, and vegetables), as well as the pure broth. So if you are interested in Hanoi’s cuisine, we highly recommend you try Bun thang.

    Price: VND 30,000 - VND 70,000/portion

    Where to eat Bun thang in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    32 Cau Go Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - 66,000 08:30 - 22:00
    11 Ha Hoi Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 - VND 55,000 06:00 - 23:00
    31A Phan Dinh Phung Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - VND 110,000 08:00 - 23:00

    6. Goose rice noodle soup (Bun ngan) 

    Another Hanoi’s noodle soup is Bun ngan, which made of rice noodles, goose meat, and bamboo shoots. All the ingredients make a great broth, which will definitely satisfy your taste buds

    In Hanoi, this dish is kinda popular and affordable. 

    Price: VND 40,000 - VND 60,000/portion

    Where to eat Bun ngan in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Bun ngan:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 2 Nguyen Sieu Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - 150,000 8:00 - 23:00
    No. 51 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 40,000 18:30 - 24:00
    Alley 198, Thai Ha Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - 55,000 07:00 - 23:00
    No. 15/189 Giang Vo Street, Cat Linh Ward, Dong Da District VND 20,000 - VND 25,000 06:00 - 13:00

    7. Fish rice noodle soup (Bun ca)

    Bun ca is a typical fresh dish combining noodle and fried fish, tomato paste and other vegetables. Although this food does not stem from Hanoi, it is such a popular choice because of its fresh and pours  broth, as well as the crispy fried fish. Some eateries also serve the noodle and the fish separately. 

    Price: VND 25,000 - VND 40,000/portion

    Where to eat Bun ca in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Bun ca:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 5 Alley Trung Yen, Dinh Liet Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 15,000 - 33,000 07:00 - 17:00
    No. 30 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 25,000 - 30,000 10:00 - 14:00
    Aley 100, Trung Kinh Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District VND 20,000- 30,000 06:30 - 11:30
    No. 164 O Cho Dua Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District VND 30,000 - 40,000 07:00 - 22:00
    No. 15 Hang Chieu Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 35,000 - 40,000 17:30 - 22:00
    No. 105 Quan Thanh Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 30,000 - - VND 40,000 06:00 - 14:00

    8. Mixed flat rice noodle (Banh da tron)

    Banh da tron is a unique local food of Hanoi, which is made from a thick, flat kind of noodle, topped with tofu, sausage, fried fish cakes, peanut, and vegetables. Normally, people choose Banh da tron for their lunch or snack in the late afternoon because of its nutrition and convenience. 

    Price: VND 25,000 - VND 35,000/portion

    Where to eat Banh da tron in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 22 Ba Trieu Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 20,000- 35,000 09:00 - 22:00
    No. 42C Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hang Bai Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000- 50,000 11:00 - 18:00
    No. 77 Tran Quang Dieu Street, Quang Trung Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - VND 50,000 06:00 - 21:00

    9. Hanoi grilled fish (Cha ca)

    Cha ca has long been a familiar food to every Hanoian. Cha ca is served in a small pan, accompanied by the stove  to keep it always warm. What makes eating Cha ca a great eating experience is its do-it-yourself process. You can add your favorite toppings such as fresh green onion, ginger to the pan of fish. The combination “tastes like heaven” - said some diners and it is usually seasoned with shrimp paste.

    A century ago, Cha ca La Vong is famous for this dish and now there are a lot of restaurants providing this awesome food, which does not attract the locals, but also many foreigners. 

    Price: VND 120,000 - VND 300,000/portion

    Where to eat Cha ca in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Cha ca:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 324 Ba Trieu Street, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 129,000 - VND 150,000 10:00 - 14:00 17:00 - 22:00
    No. 26C Tran Hung Dao Street, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 129,000 - VND 400,000 10:00 - 22:30
    No. 84 Tran Quoc Toan Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 50,000 - VND 200,000 09:00 - 22:00
    No. 21 Duong Thanh Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - 66,000 08:45 - 22:30
    No. 29 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 48,000 - VND 300,000 09:30 - 22:00

    10. Pork rib congee (Chao suon)

    Chao suon, or pork rib congee, is a rustic food of Hanoi. It is made from ground rice and pork rib and served with “quay nong” and jambon. This dish is sold at many Hanoi’s streets, mostly by the vendors. 

    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 35,000/portion

    Where to eat Chao suon in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 101 Doi Can Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 20,000 - VND 35,000 12:00 - 18:00
    Dong Xuan Market, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District No. 4 Hang Vai Street, Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 10,000-50,000 08:00 - 23.59
    Ly Quoc Su - Hang Bong crossroads, Hang Bong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 15,000 - VND 20,000 14:00 - 18:30
    No. 37 Alley Luong Su C, Dong Da District VND 15.000đ - 30.000đ 06:30 - 09:00 15:00 - 22:00
    Alley 163, Thai Ha Street, Dong Da District VND 20.000đ - 100.000đ

    11. Vietnamese steamed rice rolls (Banh cuon)

    Another famous and delicious dish of Hanoi is banh cuon, or steamed rice roll. It’s made of rice paper, as well as minced pork and chopped mushroom and served with grilled pork and a small bowl of fish sauce, mixed with garlic, red hot pepper, and green papaya. Beside Hanoi-styled Banh cuon, there are some eateries serving Cao Bang styled and Lang Son styled Banh cuon, which also taste awesome.

    Price: VND 15,000 - VND 45,000/portion 

    Where to eat Banh cuon in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 64C Doi Can Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 20.000đ - 50.000đ /person 06:00 - 20:00
    No. 16 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 10.000đ - 20.000đ 07:00 - 01:00
    Alley 300, Bach Mai Street, Bach Mai Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 15.000đ - 25.000đ 16:30 - 23:30
    No. 1 Tran Xuan Soan Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 25,000 - VND 30,000 14:00 - 21:00
    No. 9/16 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - VND 30,000 06:00 - 11:00
    No. 12/9 Hoang Cau Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District VND 30.000đ - 50.000đ 07:00 - 3:00
    No. 37B Hang Thung Street, Ly Thai To Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 40,000 11:00 - 23:00

    12. Vietnamese sticky rice (Xoi)

    Xoi, or sticky rice is a kind of food that is served with toppings. Normally, there are 2 main kinds of sticky rice. One of them is Xoi xeo, which is topped with ground mung bean and fried shallots, and then wrapped in banana leaf and old newspaper. The other type of Xoi is the plain one. Both of these two types are kept warm and served with toppings such as steamed pork, fried eggs, steamed eggs, pate,.. 

    Xoi is a good choice for a quick meal on all periods of the year. A pack of Xoi in the morning can keep you full until late noon. And it will be ideal if you have it with a glass of soy milk.

    Price: VND 10,000 - VND 50,000/portion

    Where to eat Xoi in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Xoi:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 573 De La Thanh Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District VND 15,000 - VND 50,000 06:00 - 23:30
    No. 171 Trung Kinh Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District VND 5,000 - VND 10,000 06:30 - 10:00
    No. 193A Ba Trieu Street, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 40,000 - VND 50,000 06:00 - 23:45
    No. 57 Tho Nhuom Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 40,000 06:00 - 10:00
    No. 2 Luong Van Can Street, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 35.000đ - 50.000đ 06:30 - 10:45
    No. 24B Duong Thanh Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 40,000 - VND 50,000 06:00 - 23:00

    13. Vietnamese bread (Banh mi)

    When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine or Hanoi’s street food, it would be a mistake not to mention Banh mi. It is made from a split lengthwise baguette and filled with many kinds of ingredients inside. There are a variety of kinds of fillings, but normally they are pork, pork sausage, pate, cucumber, pickled carrot and daikon, sauce. Because of its convenience and popularity, Banh mi are sold at almost every street of Hanoi with different but affordable price levels. Especially, Banh mi is considered as one of 10 best sandwiches of the world.

    Price: VND 15,000 - VND 50,000/portion

    Where to eat Banh mi in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Banh mi:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 2 Trung Hoa Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau GIay District No. 3 Lang Ha Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District No. 11 Thai Phien Street, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 25.000đ - 50.000đ 6:30-21:00.
    No. 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Nguyen Du Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 20,000 07:00 - 15:00
    No. 1/16 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District VND 25.000đ - 40.000đ 06:30 - 20:30
    No. 25 Hang Ca Street, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 15.000đ - 25.000đ 07:00 - 20:15

    14. Stir-fried Pho, Pho roll (Pho xao, Pho cuon)

    When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, Pho may be the first to cross everyone’s mind. Beside the ordinary Pho that you have already known, there are other kinds of Pho such as Pho xao (stir-fried Pho) and Pho cuon (Pho rolls), which are some Hanoi’s popular street dishes. 

    Despite having difference in the tastes and the way of cooking, these kinds of Pho have some similarities in ingredients (Pho, beef, vegetables) and bring up awesome experience after all.

    Price: VND 35,000 - VND 65,000/portion

    Where to eat Pho xao, pho cuon in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve these dishes:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 20 Hang Giay Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND20.000đ - 33.000đ 07:00 - 21:00
    No. 45B Bat Dan Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 30,000 - VND 66,000 08:00 - 23:00
    No. 24/674 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Buoi Ward, Tay Ho District VND 25,000 - VND 50,000 11:00 - 14:00 17:30 - 23:00
    25 - 27 Ngu Xa Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 30,000 - VND 44,000 09:00 - 22:00
    114 Tran Vu Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 30.000đ - 44.000đ 09:00 - 22:00

    II. Hanoi's street foods that are served as snacks

    1. Sweet pudding dessert (tao pho, che, thach)

    There are many kinds of dessert in Hanoi, each of which is tasty and “Hanoi” in its way.

    Tao pho, or tofu pudding, is a Hanoi’s rustic dessert, especially in summer days and it is will cross your mind with the sellers’ echoes “Tao pho day!” (“Here’s the tofu pudding!”). This dish is made from silken tofu, along with sugar syrup, jasmine flowers, sometimes other toppings such as jelly and dried coconut. It is believed to a great effect, that can calm the body’s heat. Though it may look simple, tofu pudding is so refreshing that gives you the summery and floral flavor (of jasmine). 

    Che, or sweet soup, which is originated from the Northern part of Vietnam, is a popular dessert pudding to all ages. It is made from many different kinds of beans and fruit. There are many types of Che that are available in any season of the year. Especially, Hanoi is famous for the Banh troi tau (Vietnamese mochi) and che vung den (black sesame sweet soup).

    Also, there are a lots kinds of Hanoians’ favourite sweet treats such as jelly and yogurt..

    Where to eat Sweet pudding desserts in Hanoi

    Price: VND 7,000 to VND VND 30,000/portion

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve these desserts:

     

    Address Price Open hour
    No. 106C2 Nghia Tan, Nghia Tan Ward, Cau Giay District VND 10.000đ - 22.000đ 10:00 - 17:00
    No. 5B Dinh Liet Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 20,000 - VND 40,000 09:00 - 23:00
    No. C5, Kim Lien Collective Quarter, Luong Dinh Cua Street, Kim Lien Ward, Dong Da District VND 13,000 - VND 19,000 09:00 - 18:30
    No. 322C Ngoc Lam Street, Ngoc Lam Ward, Long Bien District VND 15,000 - VND 50,000 09:00 - 22:30
    No. 33 Quang Trung Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 25,000 - VND 30,000 14:00 - 21:30
    No. 101 Doi Can Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 10,000 - VND 20,000 17:00 - 23:00
    No. 75 Tran Xuan Soan Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 10,000 - VND 15,000 17:30 - 23:00

    2. Trang Tien ice-cream

    Ice-cream is well-known street food at many places, but Trang Tien ice-cream is one of a kind that has long been so familiar with Hanoians. It is named after the street where they are sold. There are two types of Trang Tien ice-cream: ice-cream stick and ice-cream cone. 

    A typical ice-cream costs differently, depending on the type and also the flavor.

    Trang Tien ice-cream may look simple, but its flavor will make it an unforgettable experience for you. It is not just an ice-cream, it is a representative of Hanoi.

    Price: VND 7,000 - VND 15,000/ice-cream

    Where to eat Trang Tien ice-cream in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stores that serve this dish:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Kem Bodega No. 57 Trang Tien Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District 25.000đ - 55.000đ 07:00 - 22:30
    Kem Trang Tien No. 35 Trang Tien Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 5.000đ - 11.000đ 08:00 - 22:00

    3. Boiled snail (Oc)

    Oc, or snail, though seems to be weird to foreigners, it is a familiar kind of snack to many Vietnamese, especially the young. Fresh snails are cooked into several dishes such as Oc hap sa (steamed snail with lemongrass), Oc xao cay (spicy stir-fried snails), etc. If you are interested, give it a try to enjoy this unique food. 

    Price: VND 35,000 - VND 100,000/dish

    Where to eat snail in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Oc Huong No. 33 An Trach Street, Cat Linh Ward, Dong Da District No. 12 Vo Thi Sau, Thanh Nhan Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 20.000đ - 50.000đ 15:00 - 23:00
    Oc Ba Gia No. 111 Ngoc Lam, Long Bien District VND 20,000 - VND 70,000 15:00 - 19:00
    Oc Ha Trang No. 1A Dinh Liet Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 50.000đ - 110.000đ 17:00 - 20:00
    Lan Beo - Oc Hai Phong No. 2B Dang Van Ngu Street, Trung Tu Ward, Dong Da District VND 25,000 - VND 100,000 15:00 - 23:00

    4. Vietnamese plain rice flan (Banh duc)

    Banh duc is a rustic food of Hanoi. It is a type of cake that is made from rice and corn flour. It is white in color and has a mild flavour and soft texture. Normally, the ingredients are ground pork, grilled ground shrimp, mushroom, fried onions, peanuts, sesame, salt, lime juice and fish sauce. 

    Banh duc is served in 2 type. The first one is suitable to eat in hot weather. takes on a jelly-like-appearance and has a mild flavor. It is served either hot or cold, commonly with soy sauce and sometimes with tofu. The other one is an experience to savor a bowl of ‘Banh Duc Thit, a dish best enjoyed in winter.

    Banh Duc is available at small stalls at any time of day. 

    Price:  VND 8,000 - VND 30,000/portion

    Where to eat Banh duc in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve Banh duc thit:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Banh duc nong & mien tron Alley 8, Le Ngoc Han Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 25.000đ - 30.000đ 08:00 - 21:00
    Banh duc nong Alley 296, Minh Khai Street, Vinh Tuy Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 15.000đ - 30.000đ 15:00 - 17:00

    5. Vietnamese pyramidal rice dumpling (Banh gio)

    Banh gio is a common dish which is sold by many vendors of Hanoi. It is made from rice flour, with the minced pork insides. You can have Banh gio at any time of the day. It can be quick breakfast and also a snack in the mid-afternoon. It is easy to find an Banh gio eatery because there are many sellers riding their bicycles through the streets saying “Ai banh gio day?” (Who wants a banh gio?). It is a cheap kind of snack, some eatery also serve it with toppings like grilled pork or sausage.
    Price VND 10,000 - VND 30,000/portion.

    Where to eat Banh gio in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this dish:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Banh gio Ho Tay No. 5 Thuy Khe Street, Thuy Khe Ward, Tay Ho District VND 20,000 - VND 33,000 06:00 - 20:30
    Banh Gio Dong Cac No. 33 Dong Cac, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da Ward VND 10,000 - VND 15,000 07:00 - 19:00
    Banh gio Ngo Thi Nham No. 58 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 10,000 - VND 22,000 10:00 - 20:00
    Banh gio Co Beo No. 3 Thuy Khe Street, Thuy Khe Ward, Tay Ho District VND 25,000 06:00 - 20:30
    Ngoc Anh No. 305 Xa Dan Street, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District VND 10,000 - VND 15,000 10:00 - 14:00

    6. Grilled pork (Thit xien nuong)

    Thit xien nuong, or chop grilled pork, is the all-time favourite snack to all ages. It is made of pork, mixed with lemongrass, turmeric and other spices, which gives a great taste that you hardly can stop eating. Thit xien nuong is sold everywhere in Hanoi, with an affordable price. Normally, it is more popular in winter and sometimes a fast choice for the young.

    Price: VND 5,000 - VND 15,000/stick

    Where to eat Thit xien nuong in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this food:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Thit xien Hoang Duc No. 55 Chua Lang Street, Lang Thuong Ward, Dong Da District VND 8,000 - 50,000 1:00 - 13:00 | 16:00 - 19:30
    Thit xien nuong No. 34A Ton That Tung Street, Khuong Thuong Ward, Dong Da District VND 7,000-20,000 15:00 - 21:00
    Thit xien nuong Alley 54, Hoa Bang Street, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District VND 10,000-20000 17:00 - 19:00
    Thit xien nuong No. 53 Linh Lang, Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 8,000-10000 07:00 - 20:30

    7. Vietnamese crispy dumpling (Banh goi)

    Banh goi, or pillow cake, is similar to empanada or a pasty. As deeply fried, banh goi is crispy, alongside with the delicious fillings made from ground meat, mushroom, eggs, and vermicelli, as well as the followed fish sauce. This treat is suitable on Hanoi’s cold days. It is easy to find a stall because banh goi is sold by vendors at many streets all around Hanoi.

    Price: VND 7,000 - VND 30,000/portion

    Where to eat Banh goi in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this food:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Banh goi 25 Le Dai Hanh Street, Le Dai Hanh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 20,000 - VND 55,000 17:00 - 22:30
    Quan Goc Da 52 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hang Gai Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 7,000 - VND 17,000 09:00 - 16:00
    Co Nga Alley 285, Doi Can Street, Lieu Giai Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 4,000 - VND 50,000 15:30 - 22:00
    Banh goi, banh tom va ha cao 57 Hang Chieu Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 10,000 - VND 30,000 18:00 - 23:00

    8. Vietnamese cruller (Quay)

    Quay, or as you may know as Chinese cruller, is a traditional kind of fried snacks in Hanoi. It is made of wheat flour and is deeply fried, then sometimes served with sauce. On the old days, it is the favourite snack to most teenagers when hanging out with friends because it is cheap. Also, in Hanoi, it is served with almost every kinds of noodles and congee. 

    Price: VND 5,000 - VND 30,000/dish

    Where to eat Quay in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve this food:

     

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Quay nong Lo Duc Alley 23, Lo Duc Street, Pham Dinh Ho Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 15,000 - 20,000 15:00 - 21:00
    Quay nong 73 Hang Bong Street, Hang Gai Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 10,000 - VND 25,000 17:00 - 21:30
    Quay nong 48 Hang Dieu Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District VND 5,000 - VND 30,000 17:00 - 22:00

    9. Vietnamese pancake (Banh xeo)

    Banh xeo is a salty kind of half crepe half pancake. It is made from rice flour, meat, shrimp, and bean sprouts and served with cucumber, sour mango, and some leafy vegetables. When eating Banh xeo, people roll it in rice paper, with the provided toppings. Most Banh xeo eateries also offer nem lui (grilled pork sausage), which is eaten in the same way. 

    Price: VND 5,000 - VND 50,000/dish

    Where to eat pancake in Hanoi

    Here are some highly recommended stalls that serve these dishes:

    Name Address Price Open hour
    Loan Beo No. 153D Doi Can Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District VND 10,000 - VND 50,000 16:00 - 23:00
    Banh xeo & Nem lui - Pho Vong No. 171 Pho Vong Street, Dong Tam Ward, Hai Ba Trung District VND 15,000 - VND 35,000 09:00 - 22:00
    Huong Binh No. 1/77 Xuan La Street, Xuan La Ward, Tay Ho District VND 5,000 - VND 50,000 12:00 - 22:00

    We hope that you find this article interesting and useful. Now you have the necessary information of some street foods’ sites, then grab your mates, go hanging out on crowded streets of Hanoi and enjoy the awesome foods there. It would not be nicer to have some sweet soup in hot weather, or savour a hot bowl of Banh duc in a Hanoi’s typical winter night. We wish you have an unforgettable  and memorable experience in this city.

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