Even though by no way is it unique to Hanoi only, street vendors are the essential part of city life. One of indispensable function street vendors play is to provide a great variety of food 24/7 all year around. Here are some street vendors which you can't miss out while travelling in Hanoi.
Hanoi is a paradise for those who love to try new dishes. Chao suon are one of the special dishes you should try in cold winter’s afternoon in Hanoi.
Although shrimp cake (shrimp fried pancake) is available almost everywhere in the country, it is best at Nha hang Ho Tay (Ho Tay Restaurant) on the bank of Truc Bach lake.
If you get invited to a traditional Vietnamese dinner, chances are you will probably be treated to this ca kho. It is so basic and popular that in many homes served it almost every other day.
Bun thang (“Ladder” soft noodle soup – Bún Thang) is typical dish for Culinary Arts of Hanoi. It is said that Hanoi cuisine is very picky, subtle, and it is also true with Bun Thang.
A traditional Tet meal is not meant just for families, neighbors and guests but is also a tribute to ancestors and the departed. As such, a New Year meal incorporates both foods for sacrifice and foods for the stomach.
Easily find at every street corner in Hanoi, Bun Dau Mam Tom is a popular Hanoi's food which many visitors love to eat.
Banh ran is popular street food for breakfast in Hanoi and Vietnam. There are two main kinds of banh ran, namely salty cake and sweet one with the latter being much more common than the former.
Besides Chưng or Tét cake, Mứt also is one of indispensable foods on Tet holiday in Vietnam. There are a lot kinds of Mứt, the most popular are Mứt Dừa (Candied Coconut Ribbons), Mứt Quất (kumquat jam), Mứt Me (Candied Tamarind).
Suong Sa Hat Luu is kind of sweet dessert in Hanoi and Vietnam that many people love to eat.