So I wrote about my brief yet colorful experience in Hanoi in the following blogs,
-- 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
I am Joy from Hanoikids, your yesterday travel mate 😁. How is your trip to Ha Long Bay? Were the fried sticky rice cake yesterday okay? As I promise, Here are my suggestion about what to eat and where to go when you come back to Hanoi, hope that it can somehow be helpful for you.
Places to Visit:
Thang Long Water Puppet Theater: It is in 57b Đinh Tien Hoang,Ly Thai To,Hoan Kiem district, very close to the Sword lake. You can buy a ticket ranging from 60 000- 100 000 dong to watch a puppet show, which will give you a closer look to Vietnamese culture. The show is mainly about farmers' daily life, legend, but there would be no subtitile.
Hoa Lo Prison: This place will let you see history through Vietnamese view. 😉 There are many information boards on this site, so you still can understand what the site is about without a tour guide.
- Museum of ethnology: It is quite far from your hotel, but it is worth trying if you are keen on culture and cool architecture. It would be much more interesting to have on-site explanation, but just walking and enjoying outdoor displays is fun, too.
Things to Eat:
Fish Noodle: I've tried this one, and it is really tasty to me. It is at number 5, Trung Yen lane, Dinh Liet str, in the Old quarter, under a banyan tree. they also offer fish ball with meat inside, which is also good.
Eel Noodle: I suggest you try the mixed eel noddle there (no broth, just sauce). the address for this dish is 87 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem district, also in the old quarter.
- If you want some desserts, you can try Mixed fruit- To Tich street, hoan kiem district, or Milk Caramel, at 29 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem district. They all belong to the Old Quarter
- But if you worry about hygienic problem, and prefer a warm, beautiful space, you can go to Ngon restaurant, which has many branches, and offers quite a wide range of Vietnamese food
- if you want more information about street food, follow this site: http://www.undiscovered.guide/hanoi-street-food
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Over Facebook, Joy added;
"and 2 more- must try dish to diversify the list : Pho at 10 Ly Quoc Su, and Bun Cha (noodle with grilled pork) at 1 Hang Manh. These addresses have quite long history and amazing food as well, I don't remember why i didn't add it to the list."
Nothing beats the locals when it comes to the best attractions and food finds if I may add.