Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Enjoy strolling the bustling alleys and streets and savour regional specialties in favorite local spots.
Hit the streets with your local guide and begin your culinary adventure. Walk to the old quarter of Hanoi, winding down narrow streets where you will sample delicious Pho Bo, a beef noodle soup, before exploring the wet market. Hundreds of varieties of colorful vegetables line the street as locals barter away at the many stalls. This perfectly depicts daily life here.
Depart Hang Be market and visit a local shop selling traditional cakes from the north of Vietnam, the most famous of which is corn cake. Rice paper rolls, or Banh Cuon, are next on the menu before venturing down yet more narrow alleys to reach Noi Mieu, the perfect spot for photographing the residents and the bustling streets here. Stop for a lunch of Bun Cha and crab spring roll, before sipping some che, a sweet soup which is a common Hanoian dessert. Finish your tour with a traditional Vietnamese egg coffee at one of the many old quarter cafes.