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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Best places in Hanoi for pho

Pho is arguably the best-known Vietnamese dish, and it comes in two main varieties: pho bo, or beef pho; and pho ga, or chicken pho.

Hanoi is known more for pho ga, but both types are widely available in the city, especially for breakfast and lunch.

Two of the best spots for pho in the capital are Pho Gia Truyen (49 Bat Dan) and Pho Lam Nam Ngu (7 Nam Ngu). The former is justifiably famous for its pho bo (VND40-50,000), which it has been serving for over 60 years. Lines of customers often run out the door here, while sidewalk seats are placed in front of a giant, steaming pot of broth. The latter, meanwhile, specializes in pho ga, and serves a great rendition of this northern delicacy.

Pho Thin (13 Lo Duc) south of Hoan Kiem Lake is another favorite of pho traditionalists.

Nem Cua Bể (Vietnamese fried crab spring rolls)

The crab ingredient is very nutrient and delicious, particularly for spring rolls in Hanoi styles. “Nem Cua Bể” is one of the most outstanding highlights in Hanoi Cuisine. The dish enchants the foodies via crunchy rice paper, generous fillings of minced crab, pork, egg, carrot, bean sprout, mushroom, vermicelli, and various seasonings. As a custom, make sure you enjoy this dish with the well-spiced fish sauce, fresh vegetables and rice noodles. Be crispy and tasty, the yellow fried spring rolls in the square shape might even make you mouth-watering. The crab rolls are best to eat when being hot.

Hanoi Hot Egg Coffee

The hot egg coffee is a unique and famous item in Hanoi, but not many people know how good its taste is. It makes the culinary experience different in this charming city. The drink is derived from a Vietnamese Cappuccino, and the key lies in the yolk cream. Enjoying a cup of hot egg coffee in the street food stalls delivers the authentic local lifestyle that you should not miss during Hanoi Food Tours. So, to drink like the locals, get started with the hot egg coffee!