45 Best foods in Hanoi – Part 1

1. Pho noodle soup (Phở) Pho noodle soup is well-known as a specialty of Hanoi, the national dish of Vietnam, a must-eat Vietnamese food. Eating Pho noodle soup is the first thing you should do in Hanoi. A bowl of Pho noodle soup can warm your stomach and satisfy your taste. Pho noodle soup is everywhere […]


List of Vietnamese foods

Noodle dishes Soup cake (with crab/fish cake/duck/pork leg): Bánh canh (cua/chả cá/vịt/giò heo) Soup cake (Banh canh) is a noodle soup but it isn’t called noodle soup because it’s different from other Vietnamese noodle soup. The broth of some Vietnamese rice noodle soups is clear while the broth of Soup cake (Banh Canh) is gelatinous. The […]


Top 3 Hanoi desserts in the winter

Hanoi desserts

It has been said that Hanoi people eat Glutinous rice dumplings (Bánh trôi) in two periods. In March, they eat Glutinous rice dumplings without syrup (Bánh trôi khô). When the winter begins, Hanoi people eat Glutinous rice dumplings in syrup (Bánh trôi nước, Bánh trôi tàu). Besides Glutinous rice dumplings in syrup, they also serve Mung bean sweet […]


Black sesame sweet soup (Chi ma phu) in Hanoi

Black sesame sweet soup

Black sesame sweet soup (Chi ma phu) in Hanoi is a Chinese dessert. It is called Chí mà phù, Xí mà in Vietnamese. It has become one of the most favorite food of local people and visitor for approximately 100 years. When winter comes, Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup (Banh troi tau), Mung bean sweet […]


Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel (Luc tau xa)

Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel

Mung bean sweet soup with tangerine peel (Lục tàu xá, Lục đậu sa, Luc tau xa, Luc dau sa) has been brought to Hanoi, Vietnam by Chinese people. Hanoi people have change the recipe to meet their taste. The food has become a very familiar part of elegant local life. No one knows exactly when […]


Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup in Hanoi

Glutinous rice dumplings in ginger syrup (Bánh trôi tàu, Banh troi tau) is a favorite food in Hanoi on winter days. Round and oval glutinous rice dumplings which are filled with mung bean or black sesame, covered with ginger syrup, and topped with crushed peanut, shredded coconut meat, attract most of the people from local to visitors. Glutinous […]