Cha Ca, Banh Xeo, Rau Mong and Nem Ran at NHA HANG NGON Restaurant Ho Chi Minh City
I got a hold of this walking tour map from my hostel and tried it on my own. Perfect because I eventually ended in Cho Du Xuan Market which is the oldest public market in Hanoi. Along the way, I got to discover Banh Mi 25, a small stall with the best sandwich i ever tasted. I also discovered a small alley leading to the market that sells lots of street food. Yes, I was all about phở during my trip in Hanoi but I still managed to try some of the famous food the city has to offer.
Vietnamese: Phở Bò
The defacto national dish, and rapidly becoming an international favourite, the simple description of thin beef slices and rice noodles in a richly flavourful broth doesn't come close to doing it justice.
The best part, a big bowl of Phở only costs 80 pesos when converted to Philippine currency. Phở is originally a breakfast thing but it is available everywhere at any given time of the day. I was all about phở morning , noon and night my stomach barely had space for other food as I was all about Phở during my 5-days stay.
More here: Hanoi Part #1:The Old Quarters, Vietnam Backpacker's Hostel, St. Joseph's Cathedral,Cho Do Xuan Market, Bún Thang and the First Encounter with Northern Phở
5 Hanoi Food You Should Not Miss
1.Giang Egg Coffee
and Egg Beer
Coffee and Egg? Sounds weird indeed but very tasty. This very unique drink is well known in Hanoi No wonder why these shops are always long with queues. My guide took me to the first store, in Nguyen Huu Huan Street in the city’s old quarter, where egg coffee originated. A pretty simple coffee shop retaining its original feel.
Giảng café – 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân street (Original)
Giảng cafe Yên Phụ – 106 Yên Phụ street (next to West Lake)
Đinh Café – 13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street
Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork and Egg
“Bun thang got its name because it is made up of a lot of ingredients, a bit like a pack of thuoc bac,” she explains. “It is also good for the health and makes you feel fantastic after eating a bowl of it.
Read: Hanaoi Part #2: FREE WALKING TOUR with #HanoiKids-- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature & National University, Giang Egg Coffee and more.