Vietnamese food is distinct and delicious. The cuisine relies on a balance of sour and spicy, salty and sweet, achieved through use of nuoc mam, a fermented fish sauce, the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit, cane sugar or tamarind and chilli peppers. Dishes use a lot of fresh herbs but tend not to be overly spicy, as chilli sauces are served separately. Today Hanoi Free tours by foot will give top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Fresh Spring Rolls ( Goi cuon )

Goi cuon is consider as Vietnamese most famous dish: translucent spring rolls packed with greens, coriander and combinations of shrimp, minced pork or crab. They are usually served with a bowl of lettuce or mint. A southern variation also has barbecued strips of pork which is wrapped up with green banana and star fruit, and then dunked in a rich peanut sauce – every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Goi cuon (fresh spring rolls) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Vietnam tasty food goi quan

Vietnamese Sandwich ( Banh Mi )

This baguette sandwich (Banh mi) is filled with greens and a choice of fillings such as hot dog, paté and freshly made omelette. It is so tasty and has been imitated around the world. If you go to hanoi please follow this post to know more about vietnamese bread and find best banh mi in hanoi

Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi)

Pancake ( Bánh Xèo )

Banh xeo which means “sizzling pancake” is an delicious, cheap and filling Vietnamese pancake. It contains pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and egg, which is then fried, wrapped in rice paper. People usually eat “banh xeo” with fresh herbs and dunk it in a spicy sauce. It is tasty and you should try.

Pancake ( Bánh Xèo ) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Pancake ( Bánh Xèo )

Grilled Pork With Vermicelli and Fresh Greens ( Bun cha )

In Hanoi, you will find “bun cha” everywhere, at food stalls or even street kitchens. Essentially a small hamburger, the pork patties are barbecued on an open charcoal brazier and then served on a bed of cold rice noodles with assorted foliage and a slightly sweetish sauce.

Grilled pork with vermicelli and fresh greens ( Bun cha ) -Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Grilled pork with vermicelli and fresh greens ( Bun cha )

Beef Noodle Soup ( Pho )

When talking about Vietnamese national dish, people usually think about “pho” or noodle soup which is eaten luch, dinner and specially at breakfast. The basic bowl of “pho” consists of a light beef or chicken broth flavoured with coriander and ginger, to which are added broad and flat rice noodles, vertical sliced onions and slivers of pork, chicken, or beef.

Beef Noodle soup ( Pho ) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Beef Noodle soup ( Pho )

Noodle With Pork And Greens ( Cao lau )

Cao lau” is very famous in central areas of Vietnam. Among Hoi An’s tasty specialities is “cao lau”, a mouthwatering bowlful of thick rice-flour noodles, pork-rind croutons and bean sprouts in a light soup flavoured with star anise and mint, topped with thin sliced pork and served with sprinkled with crispy rice paper or grilled rice-flour crackers.

Noodle with Pork and Greens ( cao lau ) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Noodle with Pork and Greens ( cao lau )

Vietnamese Fish Patties/Cake ( Cha ca )

Seafood dishes makes Vietnamese cuisinemore and more famous. Perhaps “Cha ca”, reportedly devised in Hanoi, is the best known. It is white fish sautéed in butter with sliced onions and dill, then served with noodles and a scatering of peanuts.

Vietnamese Fish Patties/Cake ( Cha ca ) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Vietnamese Fish Patties/Cake ( Cha ca )

Quang Noodle with Pork and Shrimp (Mi quang )

This affordable and unheralded noodle dish is a Hanoi specialty. Its ingredients are very various, but expect to see a simple bowl of meat noodles enlivened by additions like fresh sprigs of leaves, flavoursome oils, peanuts, shrimp, mint and quail eggs.

Quang Noodle with Pork and Shrimp (Mi quang ) - Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Quang Noodle with Pork and Shrimp (Mi quang ) 

Banana-Blossom Salad ( Nom hoa chuoi )

Nom hoa chuoi, or banana-flower salad, is a great meat-free option for you ro try.
Lime and chili are the key flavors which add a refreshing punch to the shredded veg.

Banana-Blossom Salad ( Nom hoa chuoi ) -Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

 

Banana-Blossom Salad ( Nom hoa chuoi )

Broken Rice with Grilled Pork Chop ( Com tam )

Com tam or broken rice, is a street-stand favourite. Recipes vary, but you will often find it served with barbecued pork or beef and a fried egg. If you come to Vietnam and foget to try this you will regret all your life.

Broken Rice with Grilled Pork Chop ( Com tam )- Top 10 must try dishes in hanoi

Broken Rice with Grilled Pork Chop ( Com tam )


Enjoy your meal .