There is no doubt that Hanoi is a paradise of foods in Vietnam. Tourists can find dozens of amazing Vietnamese foods in the capital. Noodle dishes are a big part of Hanoi cuisine. In the winter, a bowl of noodle soup helps you to warm your body. In the summer, it provides sodium and water, boost your energy. I would like to share with you the Top 5 noodle dishes in Hanoi: Pho noodle soup with beef, Pho noodle soup with chicken, Kebab rice noodle, Noodle soup with meatball, Noodles with stir-fried pork.
1. Pho noodle soup with beef
Pho noodle soup is a must-eat food in Hanoi where Pho originated and you can enjoy the original taste of this food. In South Vietnam, they serve Pho with assorted herbs, bean sprouts, black bean sauce, chili sauce. In Hanoi, Pho is simpler, Pho noodles are served with a rich broth, topped with beef, chopped green onions, sometimes coriander. Beef Pho noodle soup is one of the most popular and favorite Pho in Vietnam. Beef goes well with the broth cooked from star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, clove, black cardamom, and other spices.
2. Pho noodle soup with chicken
If you are a chicken lover, a bowl of piping hot Pho noodle soup with chicken is a great choice.
3. Kebab rice noodle
A famous Vietnamese poet wrote that Kebab rice noodle is the soul of Hanoi. It is also considered one of the most precious things in 1000 years. Rice noodles are served in a separate plate (or bowl). Pork kebabs, special sweet and sour fish sauce dip, pickled kohlrabi are served in another bowl. When eating, diners dip assorted herbs and rice noodles in the fish sauce dip, then eat them with kebabs and kohlrabi.
4. Noodle soup with meatball
Pho noodle soup is special thanks to the great broth cooked from various spices. If you would like to try something simpler, you can try a bowl of Noodle soup with meatball. The broth is clean, smelling and mild. The toppings include tomato wedges, green onions, coriander, pork slices, meatballs made from pork and wood ear.
5. Noodles with stir-fried pork
Rice noodles topped with stir-fried pork, lettuce, bean sprouts, fried onions, boiled eggs and served with special fish sauce (or soy bean sauce) dip is not a bad choice in Hanoi on hot days.