Top 7 Street Foods That You Want To Savor In Hanoi

by Brian McDonald A Taste of Hanoi

Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi has a vibrant street food culture that provides decently priced & flavorful foods in beautiful settings. Majority of the Vietnamese street food spots cater fresh & light meals drawing greatly on lime juice, herbs, and chili. With its incredible blend of tastes & flavors, Vietnamese street foods are the healthiest around the globe. Let’s talk about some of the most popular street foods that you want to savor during your food walking tour in Hanoi.


Bánhcuốn is one of Hanoi’s favorite buffet items & essential to any list of must-try Vietnamese dishes. The rice noodle roll is catered with a separate bowl of clear orangey dipping sauce, nướcchấm, which is essentially fish sauce.

Fried fermented pork roll:

If you ask any Hanoianwhat their most favorite snack is, they will probably say Fried fermented pork roll. It is like Vietnamese pork sausage eating together with a dip into chili sauce.


Typically consumed for buffet or lunch, Pho is a renowned street food dish in Vietnam. It is a rice noodle soup with herbs and beef. Its origins are discovered in the twentieth century with the influence of French, beef heavy cuisine. It was popularized later all through the globe by the immigrants from the Vietnam War. At present, Pho is the most renowned soup in Vietnam.

Com binhdan:

Com binhdan interprets roughly to “commoner’s rice”, and it’s the go-to lunch for most of the Hanoians. You’ll notice stalls showcasing plates of fish, chicken, chops, pork, vegetables, etc in a glass case alongside a massive pot of hot white rice.

Bit Tet:

This is a dish that exemplifies the French influence on Vietnamese food, features fried beef, fries, a runny egg & a spoonful of pate, generally catered on a sizzling cow-shaped hot plate. This dish is great for chilly climate, particularly when you mop up the delicious juices with a provided baguette.

Banh Tom:

This is yet another great food to check out during your food walking tour in Hanoi. Banh Tom is made with cornstarch, wheat flour, egg, fresh water, pepper, salt, sweet potato and turmeric powder. This is soaked in cooking oil & the shrimps are placed on the crown. The whole stuff is deep fried for nearly five minutes until the shrimp pancake become golden brown. The dish is usually catered with fish sauce for an appetizing flavor.

KemXoi and Thap Cam Desserts:

For those food lovers who’d love to try typical Vietnamese desserts, The Nga is the finest dessert spot to check out in Hanoi. Among several appetizing desserts, delights are kemxoi, a sweet rice covered with appetizing ice-cream & roasted coconut & the chethap cam, a glass filled with taro, ice, red beans and coconut milk.

Conclusion –

A food walking tour in Hanoi is no doubt the best way to relish all these above-mentioned street foods in the most convenient manner. Hanoi food is particularly interesting when you walk around the street and savor the food on-site. The  best Food walking tour opportunity for historical and culinary food options on the roads of Hanoi can be availed with the best walk tour packages available from famous tour operators in Hanoi.

Author bio:

This article is written by A Taste Of Hanoi – that specialize in food walking tour, sunset motorbike tours, and original craft beer tour of Hanoi.

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