HANOI MOTORBIKE STREET FOODS
Hanoi Street Foods.com - Eating Like a Hanoian
Meeting point at 2nd Floor 74 Hang Bac Street , Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel : + 84 04 39260804
Website : www.hanoistreetfoods.com
Hanoi Motorbike Street Foods Experiences
There's no doubt visitors to Hanoi - especially the food-centric ones - notice the constant presence of edible stuff on their strolls around the Old Quarter and further afield. Street-side meat, bicycles laden with fruit and vegetables, simmering pots of stock on doorsteps, boiling kettles, tipping teapots, sacks overflowing with rice - the streets are where the food action is at, not hidden indoors in gigantic supermarket halls nor protected behind glass windows or cabinetry. One can reach out and touch food up and down the length of any Hanoi street.
But where there is food there are people. Hanoi is definitely not a western supermarket aisle, where even shouting blue murder is unlikely to bring customer service assistance. Butchers here constantly cast a tending eye over their cuts of meat, keeping up their appeal, shooing the odd fly, ready and poised with a sharp blade at hand. Fruit vendors spend their days pushing bikes and re-arranging their specimens into perfectly conical formation, meticulously examining longans or lychees for flaws. The watermelon vendor, with baskets bending from her shoulder-poles, is weightlifting - all day!
The bun cha fanner needs recognition, too. In 80%+ humidity on a 35c day, she is sweating before she waves the fan once in anger. Crouched before a tin tray white hot with coals, one hand turns a fat-spitting wire griller filled with pork while the other is keeping the wind up to the fire. A kind of gym session in a smoky furnace - there is a reason why she looks on the verge of tears. It's bloody hard and hot work, obviously unhealthy.
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JIMMY PHAM Hanoi
Vietnamese-Australian Jimmy Pham, AM, founded KOTO (Know One, Teach One), a social enterprise with hospitality training centres for disadvantaged young people in 2000.
KOTO has restaurants in Hanoi and Saigon, an online bakery and a cooking school. See koto.com.au.
WHERE IS THE BEST TABLE IN HANOI?
The best table is downstairs at Koto, where we have an open kitchen.
THE LOCAL FOOD DISCOVERY OF THE PAST YEAR?
Saigon che - sweet dessert-like glutinous rice on coconut milk and black beans. On the opposite side of the Temple of Literature to KOTO, you'll find Che Saigon at 2 Cat Linh, Ba Dinh.
WHAT IS HANOI'S BEST-KEPT FOOD SECRET?
Frog hot pot. Truc Bach street, next to the lake of the same name, is where you find it, and Ngan Beo at 43 Truc Bach is one of the best.
WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A BIG NIGHT OUT?
A cyclo and walking tour, eating street food in the old quarter. See hanoistreetfoods.com.
PLACE TO HEAD ON A DAY OFF?
Head to Mai Chau to walk among the rice paddies and meet the Hmong and White Thai hill tribes. Or a one day cruise on Halong Bay.
FAVOURITE INDULGENCE IN HANOI?
Bia hoi: the fresh beer that Hanoi is famous for. Beer Corner is a nightly event where hundreds gather at footpath bars on the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets to socialise and drink beer.
WHAT'S HOT IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW?
Lemon green ice tea and Korean culture and style. Gimbab Han Quoc is a good Korean barbecue restaurant. See gimbab.vn/gimbab.
WHAT SHOULD A VISITOR AVOID, FOOD-WISE?
BEST TIME TO VISIT?
Spring - the weather is nice and locals are back from their New Year break and fresh and relaxed.
20 delicious street foods with low cost less than 10000 VND
1. Fried steamed wheat flour cake:
fried stream flour
Fried steamed wheat flour cake price is about 4000 – 6000 VND, this food is often in the meal in the afternoon. Enjoy with sour sweet sauce or chili sauce
You are right J.its name like its shape like a pillow. The core inside is meat and quail egg, cost from 7000 – 9000 VND. Pillow cake is often sale in the winter, and people like it. Enjoy with sour sweet sauce and salad.
Cheap price is 2000 – 3000 VND/per, Quay is often eaten with salad and sauce as pillow cake. Many people like to put this food in HOT porridge or Pho.