Hanoi is a paradise of street food, you can easily catch Hanoi’s street vendors at every street corner. It is not only cheap but also very delicious and eye-catching. Here are the top 10 street foods under 20,000VND you should not miss when visiting the Vietnam’s capital city.
Shrimp cake is one of the must try dishes in Hanoi. Fresh shrimps are covered with wheat flour, potato and shrimp patties. The patties are crispy and sweet smelling and served with pickled vegetables and sweet and sour fish sauce. Besides it can also be served with salads and vermicelli. The cake is brittle, soft and sweet-smelling so it is really an appropriate food for drinking beer. With only 26,000VND, you will have a stunning shrimp cake dish enough for two people.
Tourists who want to taste Shrimp Cake can go to 55 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Opening hours from 14h to 17h30.
If you have time, let go to the 28-year-old street stall near Buoi market. You may be surprised to see a crowd taking a number and waiting around the fried pans. It might take an hour to eat some cakes, however, it is totally worth it because the salty donuts in this stall are so amazing and bring an unique flavor which nowhere else can find.
The filling of the salty donut is quite similar to pillow cake’s, a mixture of minced meat, prawn, glass noodle, veggie, etc. It often is served with unique fish sauce and some papaya slices.
Address: Lane 242 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Opening hours from the midday to 19h pm.
Quay actually is a dipping dish which is often served with porridge or noodles but nowadays, it is becoming a famous snack at every afternoon. A plate of Quay with sweet and sour sauce and some papaya slices is perfect choice while waiting for dinner.
Quay is very cheap, just from 10,000-20,000VND/ dish. Some the best street stalls to enjoy Quay nong are 73 Hang Bong, 147 Nguyen Luong Bang and 431 Nguyen Khang.
Xoi Ran (fried sticky rice)
The ingredient of Xoi Ran includes sticky rice, sugar, bean and coconut water. Fried sticky rice is often eaten with barbecued chicken or roast meat. In the winter days, Xoi Ran is best choice of food lovers.
The receipt of fried sticky rice is very meticulous and demand hours. Moreover, Xoi Ran needs the clever hands of maker; the chef must know how to justify this dish regularly and balance the temperature of kitchen.
Recommended address: 415 De La Thanh or Number 2 Hang Dieu.
Banh Trang Tron
Originated from the South, Banh Trang Tron has become one of the most favorite food of Hanoians. Banh Trang Tron is mixed from many different ingredients such as dried squid, dried beef, quail eggs, mango, spnach, sauce, and so on.
The price of a Banh Trang Tron dish is about 20,000VND. Suggested addresses: 3 Ly Quoc Su, 86 Hang Trong or 48 Hang Tre.
Thit Xien Nuong (Grilled Pork Skewers)
You can easily find street stalls selling grilled pork skewers at the market, in front of School’s gates, or on the sidewalks. The marinated pork, and perfectly cooked to order – tangy, tender, and delicious, especially with the extra spicy sauce added just before it was taken off the grill. You also can eat Thit Xien Nuong with bread. To enjoy this food, you can go Number 31 Quang Trung, Lane 135 Phuong Mai, 69 Lang Ha,…
Hoa Qua Dam (Fruit yogurt beams)
Mixed seasonal fruits topped with yogurt, condensed milk is a stunning dessert especially in the summer. You only have to pay about 20,000VND for a bowl of Hoa Qua Dam and 30,000VND if you want to add more fresh cream.
Address: 17 To Tich, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Che is the most popular sweet dessert in Hanoi, so you should not miss enjoy some kinds of Che in here, for example, Che Buoi, Che Do Den, Che Hat Sen, Che Thap Cam,… To taste Che, you can go Che Bon Mua at Hang Can, Che Muoi Sau at Ngo Thi Nham street.
Sua Chua Mit (Yogurt and Jackfruit)
Simply combine yogurt with jackfruit, tran chau (tapioca balls), condensed milk, jelly, syrup, grinded ice and you will have a bowl of amazing yogurt jackfruit. You only have to pay about 15,000VDN for a bowl of Sua Chua Mit.
Address: 22 Ba Trieu or 29 Hang Than.
Sua Chua Nep Cam (Yogurt with Fermented Purple Sticky Rice)
Yogurt combined with fermented purple sticky rice, condensed milk, coming with some cool crushed ice, will result in an gratifying summer season dishes which you’ll keep in mind so long as you style it one time. The sourness and spiciness of the fermented purple sticky combined with the limberness and the perfume of yogurt will assist to “calm down” in scorching summer season days.
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