Hanoi is not only famous with the history of a thousand years of civilization but also with its specialities. Hanoi cuisine is always attractive to tourists by unique dishes.
Banh com – a speciality of Hanoi
The best banh com is sold in Nguyen Ninh shop at 11 Hang Than street. Up to now, Banh com Nguyen Ninh is still made by traditional method. The cakes have a fresh green color of young sticky rice. The outside of the cake is thin enough for you to look the green bean inside. It is a not-miss food if you have chance to visit Hanoi.
Hanoians often eat this dish and consider as a typical dish of Hanoi. The rice to make cake has to be chosen carefully and grinded, mixed with water. When being served for customer, tha cake is added pork and mushroom, especially fish sauce with ca cuong and sausage.
Bun dau mam tom
It seems that this is the dish any visitor coming to Hanoi wants to try. Bun dau mam tom is eaten all round year and suitable for everyone. The attractions of this dish are the yellow color of dried tofu and shrimp sauce creating the highlight of Bun dau mam tom.