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- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers+ 2First to ReviewMar 07, 2014
the old city is nice, if you go a little away from the tourist places you will find good cheap original vietnamese food, there are a lot of good bars in the cityRecommended for:Local Culture
- HanoiJan 14, 2014
I cannot find the words to describe Hanoi. It is so alive with the thousands of motorbikes everywhere, the vendors, street food, small shops everywhere. The old quarter is my favorite part though it took a few hours to getting used to.
- HanoiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 14, 2014
Hanoi, outside the center, may be a bit of a hell of traffic and congestion like other Vietnamese big cities. Stick to the city's old quarter, however, and you'll be pleased to discover one of Vietnam's most atmospheric districts, with a fine lake for strolling around, nifty streetlife in the narrow lanes, and lots and lots of ultra-cheap bia hoi (draft beer).
- HanoiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Nov 25, 2013
Hanoi is a big city, but maintains a lot more of the traditional culture and architecture than what you find in Saigon, and ended up being one of my favorite stops in Vietnam. Some beautiful temples and great food.
- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Nov 14, 2013
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- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 18, 2013
A scenic city with green landscapes, a misty lake, cafes, and European-style buildings, Hanoi has a mix of Southeast Asian frenetic chaos with moments of calm serenity.
- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
The best thing to do in Hanoi is to get out of the lake district. There are so many interesting part around the city outside of the tourist zone.
In lunch time, don't forget to try 'Bun cha': cold noodle with grilled pork. It is only available during the lunch time, and it's only available in Northern Vietnam.
- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 8Sep 16, 2013
Top 10 dishes you should not miss when visiting Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi cuisine is one of the most special culture feature which draws attention of tourists over the world. In addition to Pho - the most well-known dish, there are lots of other dishes, from luxurious to popular ones, which shouldn’t be missed. All of them help to build up a beloved image of Hanoi capital thousand years of civilization. In this review, Cosiana Tour will introduce the most famous dishes of Hanoi and best places for you to enjoy.
1. Bun Oc (shellfish soup and vermicelli)
Whoever has ever lived in Hanoi, especially woman, cannot forget the dish which has sourish flavor of vinegar, moreish and brittle flavor of snails, fried tofu, raw vegetables. It’s not hard to make the dish, but it is a secret to have a delicious bowl of Bun Oc.
You can enjoy this dish in Bun Oc Ba Sau restaurant at 73A Mai Hac De (opens from morning to midday), Bun Oc Ba Luong in Khuong Thuong Street, Bun Oc Co Beo at No. 1 Hoe Nhai or one restaurant in Nguyen Cao market (No. 5 Dong Mac street, Dong Mac ward, Hai Ba Trung district).
2. Nom Bo Kho (dried beef salad)
The main ingredients of this dish are green papaya, dried beef, raw vegetables and sweet and sour sauce. It’s easy for you to find out restaurants having this dish. However; if you want to enjoy the most delicious Nom Bo Kho dish, you should visit Nom Hue restaurant in Ham Long Street (opposite to Ham Long church) with various kinds of salad such as dried beef salad (Nom Bo Kho), mixed salad ( Nom Thap Cam), beef tendon salad (Nom Gan Bo), etc; or Long Vi On restaurant ( Ong Tau Ao Den restaurant) at No. 23 Ho Hoan Kiem street.
3. Nem Tai Ba Hong (a dish made from pork’s ears brand-named “Mrs. Hong”)
Nem tai is simply clean pork’s ears which is steamed and then sliced into thin pieces, mixed with powdered grilled rice. It is eaten with rice paper, fig leaves, salted fig, raw fresh vegetables and sweet and sour sauce. The dish has the crispy taste of pork’s ear, the buttery and strong taste of powdered grilled rice, the cool taste of herbs, and the sweet taste of the sauce. Visiting Hanoi, you should enjoy this dish at Nem Tai Ba Hong restaurant at 35 Hang Thung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
4. Chan Ga Nuong (Grilled chicken’s legs)
In Hanoi, Ly Van Phuc street is the famous place for Chan Ga Nuong dish. Chicken’s wings and legs are grilled and eaten with sweet potato, honey marinated bread, cucumber vinegar salad, chili sauce. The tasty dish should be enjoyed in Ly Van Phuc street, especially at the final restaurant of the street, according to the gourmets’ suggest.
5. Oc Luoc (boiled snails)
In Hanoi, many Oc Luoc restaurants have the brand thank for its own unique sauce. Hanoi people often eat this dish wih chopped lemongrass and ginger, lemon leaves and sometimes with cucumber or jicama. To enjoy boiled sails dish, you can choose one of the restaurants located in Luong Dinh Cua street; at No 1 Dinh Liet; in Ham Long street (opposite to a church); Lan Binh restaurant at 18 Hang Be street or the one in Trai Gang market, etc. The restaurants often open from afternoon to midnight.
6. Bun Cha (noodles and grilled meat)
Bun Cha, the dish with its origin from Hanoi, nowadays appears in many other provinces and cities of Vietnam. Among many Hanoi’s delicious dishes, Bun cha’s taste seems easy to fit with any diner comes from everywhere. Bun Cha is served with a plate of white rice noodle (bún), a steamy broth and herbs, a bowl of special sweet and sour sauce. Traditionally, chả (the pork) is a marinated pork patty, but another type of chả (small pieces of fatty pork belly) also often accompany the patties. However, Bun Cha in Hanoi is more special because it’s eaten with “hung” – the famous herb of Lang village of Hanoi. Visiting Hanoi, you should come No.34 Hang Than to enjoy this dish.
7. Trang Tien ice-cream
Established in Vietnam’s subsidy period, Trang Tien ice – cream shop is located at 35 Trang Tien street, nearly Hoan Kiem lake – the center of Hanoi capital. Nowadays, it has become a culture feature of Hanoi. Unlike many kinds of industrial ice-cream, Trang Tien ice-cream has fresh, cold and sweet flavor. The shop is always crowded from morning to evening, even in winter days. This delicious ice cream is only VND 12.000 for ice cream cone and VND 8.000 for other types - so cheap!!!!
8. La Vong fried fish
Cha Ca La Vong – one of top famous dishes of Hanoi that introduced in Vietnam tourism guidebooks, is the dish which you should not miss. The delicious dish is perfectly combined between Vietnam’s specific spices such as saffron, dill, shrimp sauce, fish sauce. Cha Ca dish consists of pieces of attractive tasty fried fish eaten with red chili, white rice noodle, and some herbs. There are a lot of Cha Ca restaurants in Hanoi, however, the oldest one is Cha ca La Vong restaurant located at No.14 Cha Ca street.
9. Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup)
If any visitor, especially international visitor, is asked for the dish in Hanoi that he always remembers, it’s sure for “ Pho”. Unlike the dish in other places, Pho in Hanoi is not eaten with raw vegetables but its stock’s light sweet will bring the appetite for any diner. In Hanoi, there are many famous Pho restaurants including Pho Co Cu restaurant in Lieu Giai street; Pho Mau Dich in Ly Quoc Su street; Pho Thin in Lo Duc Street; Pho Suong in Dinh Liet Street, etc.
10. Dishes from duck
Dishes made of duck are not much famous in Hanoi but they can show typical taste of Vietnam’s North. The dishes are not only snacks for men to eat with sips of alcohol, but also suitable for family gatherings. Recently Kim Ma street has become the center for a variety of duck dishes such as saute duck, sour bamboo duck hot pot, Steamed duck with dracontomelon fruits,etc.
- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 16, 2013
Gritty, busy and not overly welcoming, and damned if it didn't charm the pants off me. You have to use your head, and I appreciate that about Hanoi. This is not a city for dummies, and it'll probably piss you off at some point as a newcomer. But I look back and I am just blown away by its unique charm. Yes, you might think you're going to get killed by motorbikes, but when you learn how to walk across the street, you'll wish that vehicle drivers in every other city were as nimble and observant as Hanoi moto drivers. And then, of course, the food. Be prepared to, for the rest of your life, be that annoying a-hole who's always like "Eh, this isn't as good as the stuff I had on a sidewalk in Hanoi," because nothing will ever compare. Transcendant.
- HanoiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 9Jul 20, 2013
Hanoi (About this sound listen) is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its population in 2009 was estimated at 2.6 million for urban districts, 6.5 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Việt Nam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North's victory in the Vietnam war.
The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and at 120 km (75 mi) west of Hai Phong city.
October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city.
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