What to Eat in Hanoi? Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi (Part 2)

In the previous post, we have gone through must-try dishes and restaurants in Hanoi with various types of noodles. This section, we continue to learn more about what to eat and favorite restaurants in Hanoi when it comes to tasty food made from flour and snacks in the capital. Contents1 Food Made from Cereal Flour and Rice Flour1.1 What to Eat in Hanoi: Bread with Beef au Vin (Banh Mi…

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What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi

In the previous post, we have gone through must-try dishes and restaurants in Hanoi with various types of noodles. This section, we continue to learn more about what to eat and favorite restaurants in Hanoi when it comes to tasty food made from flour and snacks in the capital.

Food Made from Cereal Flour and Rice Flour

What to Eat in Hanoi: Bread with Beef au Vin (Banh Mi Sot Vang)

When the winter comes, nothing is more comfortable than enjoying a serving of bread and beef au vin. The hot and crisp loaf is served with a bowl of savory cubed beef. The beef is stewed enough to be tender and tough. A hint of red wine makes your meal more palatable.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Bread with Beef au Vin

Location: No.30, Dinh Ngang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: 50.000 VND

Location: No.311, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 40.00 VND

Location: No.164, Ngoc Lam Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Price: 40.000 VND

 

Rolled Rice Pancake (Banh Cuon)

It is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with a mixture of cooked seasoned ground pork, minced black Chinese mushroom, and deep-fried minced shallots.

It is often eaten with Vietnamese Roasted Cinnamon Sausage (Cha Que) and dipping sauce including fish sauce, sugar, lemon, and a bit of Lethocerus indicus extract.

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Banh Cuon

Location: No.26B Tho Xuong, Phu Doan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 35.000 VND to 109.000 VND

Location: No.29, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Price: 10.000 VND

Location: No.66, To Hien Thanh Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 35.000 VND

Location: No. 81, Le Van Huu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: 40.000 VND

 

Sticky Rice Ball (Banh Khuc)

This kind of sticky rice originates from the Red River Delta. It is made from the leaves of cudweeds, glutinous rice, mung bean, and fatty pork. The dish id more popular in the second and third lunar month in the season of cudweeds.

If you are wondering what to eat in Hanoi, when it is getting dark, you will encounter vendors putting a basket of hot sticky rice balls on their heads and walking while speaking loudly so that everyone can hear their voice. It has become a special feature of Hanoi streets. Let’s buy a serving to warm up your body. 

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Banh Khuc

Location: No.69B, Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: 15.000 VND

Location: No.35, Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: 15:000 VND

Location: No.29, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Price: 15.000 VND

Location: No.255, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 15.000 VND

 

Pyramidal Rice Dumpling (Banh Gio)

this food is associated with the rustic lifestyle of Hanoians. They can have Banh Gio in any meals, from breakfast to dinner, even a light meal between main meals. Notably, several people can eat Banh Gio for a whole week.

The best Banh Gio is a combination of the skin made of rice flour stuffed ground pork, shallots, and black fungus), a hot serving of Banh Gio is eaten with Vietnamese sausage, chili sauce, and cucumber pickles.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi
Banh Gio is so tasty that people can eat it at any time

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Banh Gio

Location: No.3, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Price: 17.000 VND

Location: No.33, Dong Cac Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND

Location: Ha Dong Market, Ha Dong District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Price: from 13.000 VND

 

Ho Tay Shrimp in Batter (Banh Tom Ho Tay)

The freshwater shrimp is wrapped in flour, then deep-fried in hot cooking oil until it turns into yellow and has a greasy aroma. The side dish consists of lettuces, rice noodles, sweet and sour dipping sauce, and beer.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi
Banh Tom – a special dish of Hanoi capital city

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Banh Tom

Location: No.10, Hong Phuc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price: 12.000 VND

Location: Dong Xuan, Hang Chieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price: 12.000 VND

Location: No.104 C8, Quynh Mai Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price: 15.000 VND

 

Hot Plain Rice Flan (Banh Duc Nong)

The clammy ground rice is immersed in the dime water. Its stuffing includes ground pork stir-fried with black fungus, chopped basils, and fried shallots. After school or work, many people of all ages often have a bowl of hot plain rice to fill their empty stomachs before returning home.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi
Enjoy a bite of Banh Duc Nong on chilly days must be a great experience

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Banh Duc Nong

Location: C2, Trung Tu Building, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Opening time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Price: 18.000 VND to 23.000 VND

Location: No.45, Chau Long Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Price: 20.000 VND

Location: No.112, Truong Dinh Street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi

Opening time: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price: 23.00- VND

Location: No.28, Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND

 

Snacks in Hanoi

Grilled Ground Lean Pork and Green Rice (Cha Com)

The unique flavor of the dish has become a symbol of Hanoi cuisine. The crunchy outer part and clammy inner part of cha com are the tasty food in the cool weather of autumn. You can try it with rice or rice noodles and fried tofu.

The common dish is available for sale in many markets, but the most popular ones are in Vong village and Khuong Thuong markets.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi
A perfect combination of ground pork and young green rice

If you want to try a serving of Cha Com with rice noodles and fried tofu, refer to our recommended restaurants in Hanoi:

Location: No.28/185, Chua Lang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Opening time: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Price: 20.000 VND to 35.000 VND

Location: No.31, Nui Truc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND

Location: No.16, Hang Luoc Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND to 45.000 VND

 

What to eat in Hanoi: Sandworm Omelet (Cha Ruoi)

Hanoians often make sandworm omelet with chicken eggs, ground pork, and seasonings. People often eat Cha Ruoi with rice noodles and raw vegetables, such as lettuce, basil, and coriander.

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Cha Ruoi

Location: No.19, Hoe Nhai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price: 15.000 VND

Location: No.244, Lo Duc Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND

Location: No.1, hang Chieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Price: 35.000 VND to 220.000 VND

 

Papaya Salad with Beef Jerky (Nom Bo Kho)

The answer of the question ‘What to eat in Hanoi’ can lie on Nom Bo Kho. It is a favorite snack of local people in the afternoon. The savory and spicy beef is in harmony with crisp shredded papaya, creating a delicious dish.

What to Eat in Hanoi? Top Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Nom Bo Kho

Location: No.19B, Ham Long Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Price: 40.000 VND

Location: No.103, Tho Lao Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Opening time: 3:00 p.m. tp 7:00 p.m.

Price: 35.000 VND

Location: No.15B. Luong Dinh Cua Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Opening time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Price: 25.000 VND

Location: No.16, Ngoc Ha market, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 35.000 VND

 

Fried Pork Roll (Nem Chua Ran)

The final dish in the list of ‘What to eat in Hanoi’ is fried pork roll. Each pork roll is covered with a layer of flour, then double fried to make the final product crunchy. The sweet flavor of the roll and the spice of chili sauce make diners want to eat more and more.

Favorite Restaurants in Hanoi of Nem Chua Ran

Location: No.407, Ngoc Lam Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi

Opening time: 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 5.000 VND

Location: opposite to No.172, Dai Tu Street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi

Opening time: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: 6.000 VND

Location: No.33C, Cat Linh Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price: 5.500 VND

Location: No.38, Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Price: 6.000 VND

We hope you find the information useful. Have a nice trip to Hanoi, and don’t forget to tell us your feelings about the food in Hanoi. 

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16 thoughts on “What to Eat in Hanoi? Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Hanoi (Part 2)

  1. As a French soon to visit Vietnam, would you suggest the street food to be safe to eat? The travel health site advises against it, but just wondering if any foreigner has eaten it, what did they look out for and how did it work out???

    1. Its always a risk but possibly no worse than restaurant/hotel food. It is better to eat food as soon as its finished cooking.

    2. hey its Asia and its what most people do….look for a busy stall with locals buying….ive eaten lots of street food and never been sick in thailand,,i will be in vietnam in July and i will be hitting the streets

  2. I’m actually meeting a local there who will be my tour guide as well. Hopefully she will know which ones are best and which ones to avoid. Thanks everyone for all your replies

  3. I seek out places where locals are eating when you arrive or walk up and eat food that is set in front of you that is steamed, fried, grilled and hot, no problems with street food anywhere in Asia.

  4. l advise you should try street food. but foods have to be cooked. don’t eat vegetable or anything isn’t cooked on street food. many Vietnamese street foods are very delicious. if you need any information. l can suggest some street food address in Hanoi

  5. We’ve enjoyed street food and suffered nary a consequence. The couple of times we did get a dodgy tummy it was after eating in a large restaurant (one of them run by Westerners). Choose a place with freshly cooked food and high turnover.

  6. Street food is not for Princess people. When you come to any country, you should experience with local culture about food, customs… I tried so much and have seen so many foreigners tried before. They enjoy and appreciate that. I think it’s no problem to eat street food in Hanoi city.

  7. Well everyone has a different metabolism but we’ve eaten the fresh herbs and veges with no ill consequences.

  8. At least drink only bottled stuff, that is water or beer, coke is sugar, not a good idea in a hot place.

  9. Four of us have regularly eaten street food and not been ill. Doesn’t mean you won’t be, but do take some simple precautions. If it’s busy, it’s likely to be fresh with a fast turnover of ingredients. If the food is cooked it will be less likely to cause problems. Book onto a streetfood tour if you want to try it, that way you are likely to go to recommended places, though nothing is guaranteed. If you have a sensitive digestive system, you may have issues wherever you eat.

  10. Just my anecdate – in 4 trips to Vietnam, I only had food poisoning once, and it was from a western pizza chain in Hanoi. The advice for ice is good, though, I’d be cautious there, err on the extra safe side.

  11. Do ! You will miss a lot of couleur locale if you stick to the big tourist restaurants. Last summer we enjoyed street foor all over Vietnam and never had a problem. See where the locals eat, stay away from non industrial ice.
    In recent years we had street food in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan. No problems at all !

  12. Definitely do! If you haven’t been told to already, I’d highly recommend taking a Street Food Tour through one of the many travel agencies. They’ll provide you with a english speaking guide who will take you around the Old Quarter to about 6 or 7 different restaurants. It costs about $25 pp, but definitely worth it as the hustle and bustle of Hanoi can be very overwhelming for a first time visitor. I took 3 friends who had never been to Vietnam before on this and they all loved it. Street food here is delicious, cheap and totally safe to eat 🙂

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