Top 7 attractive Hanoi dishes you must try at least once time in your life

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Ha Noi, the capital of Viet Nam, is famous for not only the long-life traditional culture but also attractive specialties. Each dishes have their own unique flavor and recipe. Let’s explore this food lover’s paradise with the top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes.

Ca Phe Trung- Vietnamese Egg Coffee

The first dish out of the list top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes can mention is Vietnamese Egg Coffee. This dish is the perfect beginning to your new day, wake your brain up with a cup of coffee with creamy egg flavor and a little bit of bitter coffee. It seems like that becoming a full local when you sip Egg Coffee and chat with your friends about some plans in the future. This is unique drinking that combinates egg yolks, condensed milk, sugar, condensed milk, and Robusta coffee. The recipe was developed many years ago by the cook of Metropole hotel and still keep the traditional taste until now. Not only do the elderly people enjoy it in the morning but the young consider Egg Coffee as their favorite drinking all day.

Egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee in Hanoi

  • Cost: 15.000VND – 33.000VND
  • Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi
  • Time opening: Every day from 7.00 am to 10.30 pm

Pho–Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Pho is a typical specialty of Vietnamese, it is also one of the top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes. It is so easy for people to find Pho because stores sell Pho during the day, from breakfast to dinner, and even for a late-night snack. Pho originates from the early of 20 century in Hanoi and is also considered a particularly attractive Hanoi dish. The rice noodles are made from the best variety of rice. The broth for Pho is made by stewing the bones of a cow and some spices like ginger, onion, cinnamon tree for a long time. Customers can enjoy many kinds of Pho such as beef noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, pork noodle soup, or shrimp noodle soup but the best one is the beef noodle soup.

Phở Vietnam

Phở Vietnam

  • Cost: 30.000VND
  • Address: 25 Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Time Opening: 7.00am to 10.00 pm

Pho Cuon-Noodle Roll

If you a big fan of Pho, it seems to be regretful when you miss Pho Cuon. This dish is another special version of Pho. Without the hot fat broth from bones and the fresh beef, Pho Cuon still attracts a lot of domestic and foreign customers because of the fresh flavor and unique fish sauce. While enjoying the dish with your friends, you can learn the way to make it or observe the daily bustle life of locals. It is an interesting way for people to reduce their stress after a hard working day.

Pho Cuon Hanoi

Pho Cuon Hanoi. Source:

  • Cost: 100.000VND
  • Address: 33 Ngu Xa, quan Ba Đinh, Ha Noi.
  • Time Opening: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm

Bun thang–Hanoi Chicken Vermicelli

The fourth position in the top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes – Bun thang is one of the traditional soups that is usually served during Tet, Vietnam’s most important holiday. It is a mixture of ingredients and the broth by the secret recipe. Moreover, Bun Thang is also a particularly attractive Hanoi dish as the noodles, chicken, eggs, pork slices, and a dollop of shrimp paste is carefully decorated to resemble a flower. You can enjoy a bowl of Bun Thang during the day a street vendor in Hanoi where there is limited space and you will be blown away when many people can still fit in the two-floor old house behind the store.


  • Cost: 35.000VND
  • Address: 48 Cau Go, Dong Da, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi.
  • Time Opening: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Bun Cha– Barbecued Pork with Rice Vermicelli

Bun Cha is one of the best choices for people who love the barbecue version of Vietnam. You will be attracted by the charming smell from the pieces of meat roasted on the charcoal. If you have heard about the news of President Obama’s trip in Vietnam, you must have known ‘Obama eating bún chả’ –.therefore, Bun Cha has become more and more famous recently. It is a combination of smoky tangy and mildly sweet in meat, fish sauce, fresh herb, spicy garlic, pepper, and pickled condiments. Thank talented chef, Bun Cha not only keeps the traditional savor but only leap other higher level.

Bun Cha Hanoi

Bun Cha Hanoi

  • Cost: 30.000 VND to 50.000 VND
  • Address: Bun Cha Obama – 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung district, Ha Noi
  • Time Opening: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Bun Đau mam tom-Noodles with fried tofu and sauce of macerated shrimp

Have you ever try all kinds of noodles in Vietnam? If yes, I’m sure that you can’t be impressed by the taste of Noodles with fried tofu and sauce of macerated shrimp. Like with durian, you can get addicted to it easily by the strong smell of sauce of macerated shrimp. The fact is that it is one of the top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes. Not only the locals but also travelers put it on the list of favorite foods you should try when coming to Hanoi. Besides, the dish has 3 main ingredients: vermicelli noodle, fried tofu, and shrimp paste, it is not too complicated to make and enjoy. However, owners want their dish more beautiful so that they usually decorate with other kinds of vegetables on the plate-like perilla leaf, fish mint, or cucumber, which make the delicious flavor in your mouth.


  • Cost: 45.000 VND
  • Address: 31 Hang Khay, Ha Noi
  • Time Opening: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Nem Cua Be – Crab Spring Rolls

In the list of the top 10 attractive Hanoi dishes, we cannot help remarking the spring roll. To Vietnamese people, the fried spring roll is the symbol of tradition, variety, the quintessence of fine cuisine. Especially Crab Spring Rolls, with the talented mind, cooks combine nutritious ingredients, including ground crab meat, lean pork, egg white, carrot, ear mushrooms, bean sprout, rice paper, and vermicelli. If you fall in love with Vietnamese spring rolls, Crab Spring Rolls, do not let you down for the first try.


  • Cost: 7,000 VND per piece (about $0.30 USD)
  • Address: 24 Le Van Huu Street in Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi
  • Time Opening: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

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