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Top specialties in Nha Trang you must try

Top specialties in Nha Trang you must try

Being a coastal city and the capital of Khanh Hoa province on the South Central Coast of the country, Nha Trang is one of the most attractive destinations for international tourists in Vietnam. Nha Trang is not only famous for the pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving, but also for its special delicacies. Here is must-try foods list for people first coming to Nha Trang.Banh canh cha ca The secret thing about the broth, which is made from boiled sailfish and mackerel’s bones, that determines the exclusive taste of this specialty. Different from the fatty boiled pork bones’ broth, banh canh cha ca broth is sweet and savory, especially suitable for people who are going on a diet. A bowl of Nha Trang’s “banh canh cha ca” also contained jellyfish and steamed sailfish.Banh canSitting around the warm fire of coal brazier, watching the cook skillfully pouring flour into moulds , and then enjoying hot banh can in a windy day is an unforgettable experience for anyone when in Nha Trang.Banh can is a popular snack in Central and Southern regions of Vietnam, including rice flour, lard, spring onion and eggs. The cakes are sold in pair and served with special sweet and sour dipping sauce made from Nha Trang’s famous fish sauce, and raw vegetables.Nem nuongNem nuong is grilled fermented pork roll that’s usually served with sweet and spicy fish sauce, pickled green papaya, and raw herbs. Served in local restaurants in Nha Trang, patrons are often served with platters of fermented pork that’s grilled on a coal brazier, lettuce leaves, rice paper, fresh herbs, chilies, rice vermicelli and garlic. You can easily customize your nem nuong according to your own preference.Bun cha suaGiven Nha Trang’s six-kilometer coastline, it’s no surprise that bun cha sua is one of its must-try delicacies. The dish comprises of rice vermicelli, jellyfish, and steamed sailfish fillet in a sweet and savory fish broth, though some eateries add in crab, shrimp and pork to the ensemble. A popular breakfast amongst locals, you can find many vendors selling bun cha sua at Bach Dang Street and Nha Trang’s street markets. Another variation is banh canh cha ca, which comes with thick noodles and generous slices of fish cakes.SeafoodHai san is basically seafood in Vietnamese, and Nha Trang is chock full of seafood eateries that are set along sandy white beaches. Supplied by local fishing villages, you’ll find an assortment of giant prawns, squid, urchins, crabs, jellyfish, and shellfish of all shapes and sizes. Seafood is priced by weight, where you’ll pick your choice of live or frozen sea creatures. Once the price confirmed, you can have it steamed, barbecued, fried, or prepared in a hotpot. Highly recommended dishes include pan-fried squid with pork stuffing in tomato sauce, grilled red snapper, and shrimp in tamarind sauce.Lac Canh’s grilled beefThe secret of making perfect grilled beef is on the recipe of mixing beef with honey and more than ten kinds of spices. The recipe is handed down from time to time, and only known to specific members of a restaurant owner’s family. Customers are free to grill the beef and enjoy the dish in their own way. Lac Canh’s grilled beef is so favored by tourists that it appears in many famous international travel guides.Source Internet
Central Vietnam and must-try signature dishes

Central Vietnam and must-try signature dishes

Central Vietnam is an area rich with both history and food. Check out our Central Vietnam food guide to learn about the foods not to miss in this exciting food region.Banh BeoHue, the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty, is a historic and scenic city in the heart of Vietnam. Because of its royal history, Hue’s culture is sophisticated and flavorful, borrowing ingredients and flavors from around Vietnam, as well as culinary influences from its past imperial rulers, including the Chinese and the French. Banh beo are small, thin rice paper crêpes, often eaten as an appetizer. They are served individually and are usually topped with dried shrimp and served with tangy fish sauce and scallions. The presentation and simplicity of this dish are what sets it apart from other specialties in hue, although bánh it ram is another local treat which shouldn’t be missed.Banh KhoaiMade from rice flour and turmeric powder with additions of bean sprouts, pork, shrimp and then pan-fried. It can be wrapped in lettuce, mustard or rice paper and is stuffed with various herbs. The dish is placed open-face and always served with fermented soybean sauce. Due to its greasiness and spicy sauce taste, it is considered as winter food.Banh Bot LocBanh bot loc, made with tapioca starch rather than rice flour, is filled with marinated shrimp and milled pork before it’s wrapped in oiled banana leaves and steamed until cooked. To enjoy this Hue snack, simply unwrap the banana leaf and dip it in a platter of nuoc mam pha, a sauce made with vinegar, shrimp stock, fermented fish sauce, sugar, and fresh chilies.Banh Ram ItBanh ram it is a Central Vietnamese specialty that pairs steamed sticky rice dumpling with a crispy patty that’s also made with sticky rice. Similar to a Japanese mochi but eaten as an appetizer instead of dessert, the dumpling is topped with a savory mix of green scallions, shrimp and pork.Banh NamBanh nam is part of Central Vietnam cuisine. It is a simple rice pancake wrapped up in banana leaves. Shrimp paste is typically used as part of its filling, though there are ways to keep this vegetarian-friendly. Once the paste has been added to the rice cake, they are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Banh nam is usually eaten with a fish dipping sauce flavored with a bit of chilli. If you’re thinking that this looks strangely similar to banh bot loc, you’re probably right. The difference is the type of flour used to make the wrapper, as well as the texture.Banh EpA kind of Central Vietnam dish, a thin pancake with is made from eggs, garlic, green onion, pork and shrimp. Then it is served with sauce, cucumber and shredded carrot and green papaya. The light flavors of the pancake, carrot and papaya combine with the pork dipped into fish sauce meld perfectly together.Source Internet
Where to have the best egg coffee in Hanoi

Where to have the best egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee may sound somewhat bizarre to some people but it is actually a unique yet addictive specialty in Hanoi. You may find egg coffee in other regions of Vietnam, but the best stuff still remains in HanoiCafe GiangGiang Café is humbly hidden on a small lane on Nguyen Huu Huan Street in the city’s old quarter. It may be difficult to find for visitors, but it is well worth the effort. It continues to be hugely popular among Hanoi’s coffee addicts with its special egg coffee.39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Dinh CafeOwned by Mr Van Dao's sister, this is perhaps the second best place in Hanoi to savor some egg coffee and features views of Hoan Kiem lake.13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, HanoiOriberry CoffeeSelling Fair Trade coffee by utilizing farmers co-operatives from regions throughout Vietnam to provide poor farmers with better working conditions and incomes, Oriberry has two locations in the city.25 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi36 Au trieu, Hoan Kiem, HanoiLeu CoffeeQuirkily decorated, this cafe/bar with an underground vibe draws mostly a local crowd and serves great coffee and drinks.2nd Floor, No.1, Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem, HanoiLoading TSet in a gorgeous colonial mansion, Loading T is perhaps one of the most charming spots to grab a cup of coffee in the city. 2nd Floor,,8 Chan Cam, Hang Trong, Hoan Kikm, HanoiSource: Internet
Best places to have Banh Mi in Hanoi

Best places to have Banh Mi in Hanoi

Banh Mi is an everyday food of the Vietnamese. You can find a small Banh Mi store or trolley everywhere in this country. If you are in Hanoi and craving for Banh Mi, don't forget to stop by these spotsBanh Mi TramOne of Hanoi’s best-known sandwich spots, Banh Mi Tram delights hungry customers daily with its deconstructed bánh mì. The baguette and fillings are served separately, leaving it up to patrons to decide whether to assemble their sandwich or enjoy the ingredients on their own. It’s also famed for its signature sauce, which has achieved legendary status in the capital. The shop has maintained its popularity for over 20 years and shows no sign of slowing down; the plastic stools are only ever vacant after closing time.Bami An BreadThe staff at this adorable little restaurant will make you feel right at home as they serve up thoroughly excellent pork floss bánh mìs. This dried, shredded pork has a fluffy, cotton-like texture and is a popular ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. Located in Hanoi’s beautiful old quarter, Bami An Bread oozes charm with its handwritten menus and cosy interior. There’s a superb range of smoothies and juices on offer to accompany the delicious sandwiches, or a few beers if you’re after something a little stronger.Banh My Duc LongNot exactly your traditional bánh mì shop, Duc Long offers sandwiches that are a fusion between the Vietnamese staple and a Turkish kebab. This sandwich style has become popular across Hanoi but Duc Long’s is undoubtedly the best. Each baguette is stuffed full of pork doner meat and pickled vegetables then slathered with chilli sauce (optional, fear not) to create the perfect end-of-the-night snack.6/28 Huong VienFans of the British chip butty rejoice – Hanoi is home to French-fry-filled bánh mìs, known as bánh mì nem khoai. Although they’re now a fairly common sight in the capital, the original – and best – sandwich was created at 6/28 Huong Vien for hungry students seeking an after-school snack. It might not be the healthiest of options but this enormous sandwich is comfort food at its absolute best. The carb-fest will only set you back around 20,000 dong (a little under a dollar) and it’ll fill you up all day.Banh Mi Minh NhatBanh Mi Minh Nhat achieved widespread recognition after owner Minh Nhat won Vietnamese MasterChef in 2014, and it has been thriving ever since. There are four different types of bánh mìs on offer and they’re each served with a refreshing glass of iced tea and a banana. Located just opposite the Hoan Kiem Lake, Banh Mi Minh Nhat is the perfect place to enjoy a sandwich with a view.Banh Mi 25The seemingly never-ending queue outside Banh Mi 25 is a testament to the fact that it is one of Hanoi’s most beloved bánh mì spots. Inside, the shop’s bright yellow walls and a jumble of quaint, colourful furniture create a cheery and welcoming atmosphere. The bread is always served fresh and warm, and the wide range of fillings includes numerous vegetarian and vegan options, so there’s something to suit everyone.Banh Mi PThis restaurant is particularly renowned for its tender grilled beef filling which is thinly sliced and seasoned with lemongrass. Located close the Hoan Kiem lake, this cosy spot is the perfect place to huddle up with a trusty bánh mì on a rainy Hanoi afternoon.Banh Mi Pho HueStop and ask a Hanoian where to find the tastiest bánh mì in the city and they’ll probably point you in the direction of Banh Mi Pho Hue. This family-owned shop has been serving up its incredible bánh mìs since 1974, making it one of the oldest in Hanoi. Their single sandwich is filled with pork floss and deli meat, then covered with pork-chilli gravy. This simple recipe hasn’t changed since the shop opened, and hopefully it never will.Source: Internet
Best Korean restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Best Korean restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Korean cuisine has always been one of the most diverse food cultures in the world. Known as a city of mixed culture, also a city with a fast-growing Korean community, without doubt, Saigon benefits greatly from Korean culture, including their fascinating dishes. Either you are on a low budget, or looking for a high-class experience, we make sure this guide will help you find your ideal restaurant.BUSAN KOREAN FOODKnown as one of the oldest and most famous Korean restaurants among students and office workers, Busan Korean Food offers you a wide range of delicious dishes at a very reasonable price. This restaurant is ideal for those on a low budget and wishes to explore a new choice with their friends. Signature dishes of the place includes the “mixed steam rice with beef” and the “Korean black soybean noodles” as well as its famous kimbap - "cơm cuộn" (rolled rice) in Vietnamese.KING BBQKing BBQ is often referred to as one of the most high-quality grilled restaurants in Saigon. It is known for superior service as well as its delicate attention to details, providing you with the best experience at a fairly reasonable price. The restaurant offers a wide selection of meat and vegetables, as well as full access to its salad bar, soup, and dessert. The place is best for large group meetups since it can offer something to everyone at a very good price.COCODAK KOREAN RESTAURANTCocoDak got its unbeatable reputation from its various chicken dishes. At CocoDak, you will not only find yourself fascinated by the traditional Korean dishes, but you will also have a whole new experience with taste, a regular customer of the restaurant even referred to it as a “fusion food restraint”. Customers of the place enjoy being served with delectable chicken in a wide selection of dishes and sauces. The favorite dishes here are the signature “Volcano” as well as the TOFU salad. Another plus for anyone considering paying a visit is the free starter soup which is also of very high quality.MR. PARKThis is another grilled restaurant to add to your list. Coming to Mr. Park restaurant, you will be able to enjoy attentive service as well as delicate food. Crafted by a Korean chef with 27 years of experience, the food at Mr. Park restaurant can please even the most fastidious gourmets. Favorite dishes at the place includes its famous grilled pork as well as the wide selection of kimbap.CHOI GO JIP KOREAN RESTAURANTAnother restaurant ideal for a peaceful night with your family and friends. At Choi Go Jip, you will have the chance to experience exclusive food and service. The restaurant is widely known for helpful, attentive staff as well as tasty meat. Famous dishes at the place include the marinated beef and the pork as well.Source: Internet
A regional guide to Vietnamese cuisine

A regional guide to Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnam is a foodie paradise, with restaurants and street vendors serving up fresh and locally sourced cuisine. With each area of Vietnam so distinct in its culture and climate, this list will guide you to the best local specialties in each part of the country.Ho Chi Minh City - PhoHo Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, has many local specialties which feature unique twists on Vietnamese cuisine. What sets Southern pho, a beef or chicken broth served with rice noodles, apart from pho throughout the rest of the country is its special and intricate blend of fresh herbs and spices, including star anise, cinnamon, ginger and coriander to name a few. Southern pho is typically spicier than its northern counterpart and is usually served with chili peppers and lime which is to be added directly to the broth. For breakfast lunch or dinner, pho is a savory, spicy, and hearty treat.Hanoi - Bun ChaThe modern capital city of Hanoi is as rich in flavors as it is in culture. Hanoi is a foodie haven, with shops throughout the city offering cuisine from around the world. Today, Hanoi food is an eclectic mix of Vietnamese street food, French colonial influence, and Western comfort food. Bun cha is Vietnamese comfort food, consisting of juicy grilled pork served with a side of rice noodles and herbs. It’s filling and flavorful and makes you feel like you’re eating a home-cooked meal with family, even if you’re sitting on a small blue bench next to a food cart.Da Nang - Mi QuangMi quang, or quang noodles, is a noodle and broth dish unique to the Quang Nam province of Central Vietnam. What sets quang noodles apart from other noodle dishes throughout the rest of the country are their yellow-tinted noodles, modest broth and seasonings. Quang noodles feature only a small amount of a rich pork broth which is quickly soaked into the noodles, and features a garnish of peanuts or crispy rice crackers on top. If you’re someone with a more adventurous palate, Da Nang also offers oc hut, or sucking snail, which is sold at most food stalls throughout the country. It’s sautéed in oil and served with papaya and mango.Hue - Banh BeoHue, the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty, is a historic and scenic city in the heart of Vietnam. Because of its royal history, Hue’s culture is sophisticated and flavorful, borrowing ingredients and flavors from around Vietnam, as well as culinary influences from its past imperial rulers, including the Chinese and the French. Bánh beo are small, thin rice paper crêpes, often eaten as an appetizer. They are served individually and are usually topped with dried shrimp and served with tangy fish sauce and scallions. The presentation and simplicity of this dish are what sets it apart from other specialties in hue, although bánh it ram is another local treat which shouldn’t be missed.Hoi An - Banh Bao VacHoi An is known as the culinary capital of Vietnam, with dozens of cooking classes around the city offering visitors the opportunity to cook and taste their own custom creations. Hoi An cuisine is unique in its range of flavors, offering everything from sautéed squid to broiled snails. While it is difficult to choose just one dish from Hoi An, banh bao vac, or white rose, is a dish unique to Hoi An and its original recipe remains a tightly guarded secret. These small and delicate dumplings are shaped like a rose, filled with shrimp and topped with crispy onions. Although you can get them almost anywhere in Hoi An, try The Market for a hands-on marketplace experience.My Tho - Hu TieuLocated in the Mekong Delta region, My Tho has adopted hu tieu, a Cambodian-Chinese staple which was adapted and made its own by those in this region. It is a dish consisting of a slightly sweet broth, usually pork, mixed with a variety of spices and seafood. It’s basically Vietnam’s answer to ‘surf-and-turf’. While recipes and flavors for this dish vary by location, My Tho is famous for its own version, which uses tapioca or wonton noodles and is often overflowing with meat and seafood.Source the culture trip
Top best pizza restaurants in Saigon

Top best pizza restaurants in Saigon

Pizza is one of the popular dish in the world. With each nation, Pizza has a different flavor. If you have a chance to travel around Saigon which is the best city in Vietnam, you should try pizza in some places as the following guide.Pizza 4 P’sRun by a Japanese chef who is a specialist in pizza and Neapolitan pasta, this restaurant is an institution for Ho Chi Minh’s expatriate community. They make their own cheese in Don Duong, Lam Dong. In addition to fresh cheese, his topping includes vegetables grown on five farms not far from the factory. The key to his success appears to lie in a technical precision honed during his previous career in finance, coupled with a quixotic instinct to engineer the perfect pizza experience. As for the food, 4 P’s offers pizzas, you must absolutely taste the miso salmon pizzas, seafood spicy tomato sauce with smoked cheese pizza, tuna curry pizza. Everything is excellently presented- the Japanese touch and the attention to detail are quickly recognized, and all is served by knowledgeable and attentive staff.Address: 8 Thu Khoa Huan street, Ben Thanh ward, District 1, HCMCEspy PizzaFor American-style pizza, Espy pizza is the place to go. They have slices ready to eat, or you can get your own pizza to help out with your hangover from your night out at nearby Bui Vien Street. Pretty much all the places in this article make Italian-style pizza, but sometimes you just want a slice loaded with greasy cheese and dough.Address: 154 Cong Quynh street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, HCMCBuzza pizzaBuzza pizza illustrates little Italy in Saigon. When it comes to this restaurant, not only customers would experience many kinds of Italian dishes cooked by the professional chefs but also pleasing yourself with modern European design style, elegant and friendly.Address: 5-7-9 Nguyen Trung Truc street, Ben Thanh ward, District 1, HCMCVittorioIf you are in the backpackers’ area of District 1 and have no desire to stray too far to get some pizza, then welcome to Vittorio. Besides their ideal location, they also have a varied menu for anyone not quite as excited about good pizza as you are. At least you will have more for yourself.Address: 137 Bui Vien street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, District 1, HCMCOliver's PizzaAs you would guess, this place is owned by a man named Oliver. He is passionate about pizza and loves to chat with customers. The pizzas are rectangular and served on wooden planks in the Romana style. Their slogan reads, ‘Slices of Happiness.’ Address: 3 Pham Viet Chanh street, Da Kao ward, District 1, HCMCVietnam La Hostaria RestaurantOpened in may 2007 and conveniently located in the central business area of Le Thanh Ton Street, La Hostaria quickly won gastronomes’ heart with a rich and creative menu of authentic Italian Cuisine. All recipes are made with the freshest ingredients, some of them directly imported from Italy. Cozy and elegant, with a wide choice of pizzas and much more, excellent service and intimate atmosphere, the restaurant attracts a large number of customers, becoming a popular spot for business lunches and dining out at night. Address: 17B Le Thanh Ton street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1. HCMCSource Internet
5 best vegan restaurants in Saigon

5 best vegan restaurants in Saigon

If you are heading to Vietnam then it is likely that you will end up in Saigon which is great if you are a vegan because there is some awesome vegan eating to do. It is easy to be vegan in Saigon because the number of ‘Quan Chay’ which serve either all vegan food, or a large selection of vegan food. Hum Vegeterian CafeFor a luxurious vegan meal in Saigon, head to Hum Vegetarian Cafe. The upscale cafe boasts a beautiful cafe that would fit right into the dining scene in New York City with impressive art installations and a tiny pond with a seated Buddha image. It is usually very hard to find a vegan grapefruit salad as traditionally it calls for fish sauce and tiny shrimps so this was a real treat.Although this place is quite affluent it is still wildly affordable when compared to US prices. Dinner for 3 including appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks was less than $40. This is by far the most serene place for plant-based food in Saigon.Address: 32 Vo Van Tan street, District 3Mandala RestaurantMandala Vegetarian Restaurant is in close proximity to “Small Tibet” in the heart of Saigon. For decoration, intricate paintings hang across the walls and on the ceiling, multi-colored stones pave the walking path, and a small pond flanked by a miniature tower replica sits quietly in the courtyard. This is the spot to retreat to when looking for some peace of mind from the chaos.Address: 110 Suong Nguyet Anh street, District 1Bong SungAs we venture deeper into the city, Bong Sung hides its entrance down a dimly lit alley, up the stairs on to a treehouse reminiscent balcony to enjoy the plentiful options including vegan cheeses and mushroom and jackfruit encased in sticky rice.The menu is extensive at Bong Sung and has photos for all the dishes, which just makes it that much harder to make a choice.Address: 86 Nguyen Du street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1Sen Quan ChayJust around the corner from Ngoc Tho, Sen is a little bit more upmarket and has a purely vegan Vietnamese menu. It is much quieter, it has a room where you sit on the floor on low tales and a table and chairs section upstairs. Downstairs there is a cabinet with foodstuff on sale including vegan stock, noodles, sauces and the intriguingly labelled ‘meat fluff’.No beer here and be careful for hidden extras that you will be charged for like the wet tissue they will add to your bill after leaving it on the table. Address: 171 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, District 1Prem Bistro & CaféVoted as one of the must-visit vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, Prem Bistro & Café lets you delve into the comfortable space to recover your energy after a day full of activity, not to mention the most awesome dishes from fresh vegetal ingredients.The word Prem means Love in Sanskrit, which is exactly the thing the restaurant aim to in terms of the customers’ feeling, it desires to create the ambiance in which the customers think they are being at home. Especially, the menu varies with the Asian and European styles, such as carrot soup, quinoa salad, quinoa chickpeas veggie bowl, vegan palak paneer, spinach soup, etc.Address: 204 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 3Source Internet
The significant foods in Northern Vietnam

The significant foods in Northern Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital has been largely touted as a foodie destination by many greats, including the late Anthony Bourdain. Nothing fulfils the perfect Vietnamese experience like sitting on a tiny plastic stool in a narrow alleyway, slurping a bowl of hot Hanoi-an Pho as endless streams of motorcycles zip past you.Pho BacWhen Vietnam comes to mind, most travellers think of pho, banh mi and spring rolls. And where better to taste pho than in its place of origin? Many pho purists insist that the dish is done best here in the North as it stays true to its concept of a clear but flavourful broth.As for pho in the South, it’s said to be more “lavish” thanks to its liberal addition of extra ingredients and seasonings which are added with a heavy hand. And while both versions are worth a try, no traveller leaves Hanoi without getting a taste of the city’s oldest dish.Cha CaPerhaps Hanoi’s most iconic dish aside from Bun Cha, Cha Ca is grilled fish dish that’s paired with a heap of greens and herbs, which includes interestingly enough, dill! It’s usually cooked till doneness at the table.Apart from greens, cha ca is also served with cold vermicelli, chopped peanuts and a very crucial ingredient – a deliciously pungent fermented fish sauce called mắm nêm. And if there’s one place you have to try it, it’s at the legendary Cha Ca La Vong, which though slightly touristy, has been proven to be the benchmark for Cha Ca in Hanoi.  Banh CuonA distinctly Northern Vietnamese dish, Banh Cuon is a simple but spectacular dish that’s a little lighter on the tummy and perfect if you’re food-hopping. Thin, delicate sheets of steamed rice flour pancakes are filled with a mixture of minced pork and wood ear fungus, then served with a fishy, spicy dipping sauce and cha lua, a steamed pork roll ubiquitous in Vietnamese cuisine – sort of Vietnamese spam, if you will!Banh Cuon varies from region to region too! Some stalls serve theirs with minced shrimp in place of pork. And in the south, you can expect to see a different style where all the ingredients are separated and placed together into a bowl instead of rolled up.Bun ChaNow this is one dish to go gaga over when in Hanoi! Think bite-sized pieces of pork belly and rustic meatballs, grilled over a charcoal fire and swimming in a tangy broth of among other ingredients, vinegar and fish sauce. It’s served with rice vermicelli and more of those fresh herbs. Devour everything together and repeat again and again until the day before your flight home!Bun Cha shot to fame when Barack Obama and the late Anthony Bourdain dined together at Bún chả Hương Liên. The restaurant has since risen to godlike standards and is constantly packed full of patrons. Perhaps you’ve even read news of the restaurant immortalizing the table where they sat by encasing it in glass!Xoi XeoTravelling to Hanoi on a budget? For something filling, frugal yet delicious, Xoi Xeo is your best bet. Sticky glutinous rice is steamed to perfection and combined with turmeric, resulting in a slight yellow  . Topped with mashed mung beans and crunchy deep-fried shallots, xoi xeo is an unassuming yet delicious dish.“Xoi” translates to sticky – essentially sticky rice, so you’ll actually find all kinds of xoi throughout Vietnam. The textural contrast of the glutinous rice, melt-in-the-mouth mung beans and crispy shallots of xoi xeo however, make for a unique Hanoi-an take on xoi.Bun ThangDon’t be fooled by its demure appearance, for Bun Thang is a noodle soup that consists of many ingredients and an elaborate cooking process. See those colourful strips on top? They are impossibly thin strips of egg, chicken shreds, dried shrimp, spring onions and cha lua (Vietnamese ham) which are neatly laid out on the surface of the soup.But the true gem lies below, amongst the rice noodles. The broth consists of dried shrimps, chicken bones and charred aromatics like ginger and onions, but somehow is always crystal clear!Source: Internet