Definitely, this is a huge topic. As you may know, Hanoi is famous for a wide variety of delicious cuisine, which can satisfy even the hardest tourist. Therefore, it is really a daunting challenge to introduce Food in the Old Quarter just by a few words. However, let us have an overview of what you should try here:
1. Bún chả
Bún Chả – Grilled Pork With Noodles
Grilled Pork With Noodles: the most famous cuisine together with Pho, was tried by Barack Obama and absolutely will blow your mind. Recommended restaurant: Dac Kim Restaurant, 1 Hang Manh Street
Phở Bò – Beef noodles
Phở is Vietnamese Special Noodles, which was tried by Gordon Ramsay and was brought by him to American Masterchef Chef. Preparing to be overwhelmed by its spectacular broth, which is made from dozens of ingredients.
- Pho Thin (Very very highly recommended: Pho Bo – Beef Noodle): 13 Lo Duc, Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
- Pho Bat Dan (Should try Beef Noodle): 49 Bat Dan, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
3. Cháo sườn
Cháo sườn – Ice porridge with pork spare ribs
Ice porridge with pork spare ribs: Perfect Breakfast for a peaceful day.
Recommended Restaurant: (No name restaurant) 43 Huyen Lane, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
4. Cà phê trứng (Egg coffee)
Cà phê trứng – Egg coffee
Egg coffee – a Vietnamese specialty provides a strange but interesting taste even for ones claiming themselves as coffee-haters.
Recommended Restaurants: Giang Coffee (39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) The Greatest Vietnamese Sandwich which has been listed as one of the most delicious street foods all over the world. And so many other delicious cuisines.