Where to eat in Hanoi? Be Like A Local Foodie (Part 1)
The cheapest and one of the most delicious places to find cuisine in Vietnam is in a traditional open-air market. Here, single-dish food stalls, run mostly by women, offer finely crafted dishes passed from mother to daughter for generations.
This soup consists of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, features predominately in the local diet. We highly recommnend some of the best Pho restaurants in Hanoi to eat Pho for you:
🍜 Pho Bat Dan, 49 Bat Đan street Price: From 45.000 VND/bowlOpen time: 7:00 – 12:00 and 16:00 – 21:00
🍜 Pho Thin, 13 Lo Duc streetPrice: 40.000 – 60.000 VND/bowlOpen time: 6:00 – 20:30
🍜 Pho Ly Quoc Su, 10 Ly Quoc Su streetOpen time: 08:00 – 22:00Price: 40.000 – 70.000 VND/bowl
🍜 Pho Suong, 24 Trung Yen alley (near Hoan Kiem Lake)Open time: 6:00 – 11:00 and 18:00 – 22:00Price: 40.000 – 60.000 VND/bowl
2. Bun cha
Pho might be Vietnam’s most famous dish, but bun cha is the top choice when it comes to lunchtime in the capital. It’s what Obama ate during his night out with Bourdain. It’s just a simple mixture of a few elements in making Bun Cha such as pork, garlic, green, noodles and fish sauce.
Where should you come to eat Bun Cha?
🥢 Bun Cha Dac Kim, 1 Hang Manh streetOpen time: 08:30 – 21:00Price: 60.000 VND/bowl
🥢 Bun Cha, 34 Hang Than streetOpen time: 8:00 – 16:00Price: 30.000 – 45.000 VND/bowl
🥢 Bun cha Huong Lien as known as Bun Cha Obama, 24 Le Van Huu streetOpen time: 08:30 – 20:30 Price: 35.000 – 40.000 VND/bowl
🥢 Bun Thang, 32 Cau Go streetOpen time: 9:00 – 22:00Price: 35.000 VND/bowl
🥢 Bun Oc Suon, 57A Hai Ba Trung street – Noodles with snails and ribOpen time: 15:00 – 22:00Price: 35.000 – 40.000 VND/bowl
3. Cha ca
“Cha Ca La Vong” has been known by many foreigners in the world, they highly recommend us to visit Cha Ca La Vong restaurant located at 14 Cha Ca street.
Cha Ca is served with grilled and fried fish, rice vermicelli, fried peanuts and coriander, all to be dipped into Vietnamese dipping sauce (contains fish sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic) or shrimp pate (“mắm tôm”) mixed with lime juice.
Open time: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00 Price: About 175.000 VND/person
4. Banh mi (Vietnamese bread)
It is a product of French colonialism in Indochina, combining ingredients from the French (baguettes, pâté, jalapeño, and mayonnaise) with native Vietnamese ingredients, such as coriander, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon, which takes it to a different level.
🥖 Bami bread, 98 Hang Bac street Price: From 25.000 VND/piece
🥖 Yogurt bar, 14 Hang Buom streetPrice: 30.000 VND/piece of roasted duck Banh Mi
5. Banh Cuon
Banh Cuon here is specialized in a thin sheet made out of fermented rice batter and served with pork and wood ear mushrooms. You can watch them nimbly make it while you wait. A plate of this dish put on your table looks hot and smells really good
🥢 Banh cuon 12 Hang Ga streetOpen time: 7:00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 23:00 Price: About 25.000 VND/plate