BEYOND PHO, DON’T MISS TO TRY 6 OF HANOI’S TOP NOODLE DISHES FOR HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR

BEYOND PHO, DON’T MISS TO TRY 6 OF HANOI’S TOP NOODLE DISHES FOR HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR

         Beyond “Pho”, in Ha Noi Street Food and Vietnamese street food, there are a lot of delicious food with the same ingredients as “Pho”. Especially it’s “bun" (rice vermicelli). You can eat “Bun” with the broth which is made from fish, snail or eat with grilled pork or put inside spring roll, etc. The most important thing to eat with “bun” is the broth or sauce to raise the guest’s appetite. Let's Vietnam Eco Travel explorer Hanoi Street Food Tour in full day
1.    Bun rieu
        Bun rieu is a meat or seafood vermicelli soup with a distinctive crimson color. The broth gets its appearance from tomato paste and annatto oil, made from achiote tree seeds. It be also served with fried tofu to raise its flavor and you can add lime, chili into your dish.
Where to try:
Try “Bun rieu” in Tho Xuong alley, near the Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi or Nguyen Sieu street in Hanoi Old Quarter.

2.    Bun cha
        Bun Cha is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork (cha), rice noodles and dipping sauce, is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is served with a plate of rice noodles, a bowl of grilled pork and dipping sauce and a plate of herb.
There are two kind of cha: cha vien and cha mieng. Cha vien is made from lean shoulder which is softer than ham or butt, lean shoulder will be chopped and marinated spices, then grilled. Cha Mieng is made from bacon which was sliced, marinated spices and grilled. To make best Cha Mieng, pork meat have to have both fatty meat and lean. 
There are many local restaurants which served Bun cha but to make Bun cha tasty depends on experiences and secret recipes, especially the broth. The broth includes papaya, carrot, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, etc. Bun cha will be served with herbs to reduce oily taste and raise guest’s appetite.
 Where to try:
You should try Bun cha in No.1 Hang Manh street or in Dong Xuan market alley in Hanoi Old Quarter, Huong Lien restaurant which Obama president ate before when he visited Vietnam, etc. 

3.    Cha ca
         Cha ca La Vong is the best restaurant to eat “cha ca” in Hanoi, it was opened about more 1 century. Cha ca arrives in a small pan atop a portable gas stove accompanied by bountiful garnishes, chopped peanuts and cold noodles. Like most great eating experiences, “cha ca” is a do-it-yourself process. “Cha ca” is also served with shrimp sauce which is the soul of this dish. Eating “cha ca” to enjoy unique taste!
Where to try:
“Cha ca La Vong” in No.14 Cha ca street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

4.    Bun oc
          Bun oc (Snails rice noodles soup) can be found everywhere in Vietnam and seems rather simple to cook. However it’s not all easy to make the best Bun oc, you need a well cooking skills because this dish is combined many spices and ingredients which have to selected and prepared carefully, and this will dictate the success of the cooking.
The snails must be fat enough, medium sides and yellow and cleaned carefully.  Bun oc includes snails, fried tofu, tomato, rice noodles, delicious broth, bean sprouts and herbs. 
Hanoi people have 2 different ways to eat Bun oc: hot and cool. It tastes very similar except for the heat. Generally, hot snail noodles soup is more popular.
Where to try:
You can try Bun oc in Quan Ba Beo in Hoe Nhai street, ba Luong in Khuong Thuong; No.530 Thuy Khue alley; Dong Xuan market alley, etc
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5.    Bun ca
          Bun ca is a famous dish from Hai Phong, a province in the north of Vietnam but it’s still popular in Hanoi. “Bun ca” means fish noodles soup. Fishes can be mackerel, catfish, etc. The fish is either sliced or made into fishes cakes, and fried so it’s slightly crispy on the outside. The broth is usually pretty light with hints of dill. It tends to be a bit tangier with tomatoes and sometimes a chunk of pineapple floating in it. This dish could surprise you every time you eat it.
Where to try:
Try “bun ca” in No.111 Trieu Viet Vuong street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi or Hang Chieu street and Dong Xuan market alley in Hanoi Old Quarter.

6.    Bun bo Nam Bo
          Bun bo Nam Bo (Southern-style beef noodle) is from the south of Vietnam but you still can find it in Hanoi, especially the best place to try it is Hanoi Old Quarter.
Unlike the other types of noodle, it has no soup and includes fried beef, fried onion, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and herbs. It is served with a dipping sauce. The dipping sauce is a special part of this dish, it’s made from fish sauce, pickled papaya and carrot, garlic, lemon, chilly, sugar, pepper, etc and is boiled in a pot before being served.
Where to try:
You should try “Bun bo Nam Bo” in No.7 Hang Dieu street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

         “Pho” and “Bun” are important dishes of Hanoi cuisine as well as Vietnamese cuisine. If you have a chance to visit Hanoi which is a paradise of street food, don’t miss to try those dishes to have unforgettable experiences!