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Tasting Hanoi’s street food delights

Take this tour to get a snapshot of Hanoi’s food culture and daily life, tasting the best street food the capital has to offer…

Binh Vu Thanh
Inbound manager, Asian Trails, Alfred&'s partners in Vietnam

Take this tour to get a snapshot of Hanoi’s food culture and daily life, tasting the best street food the capital has to offer. There’s a chance to try specialities like Bun Thanh, a vermicelli dish, and pho (beef noodle soup) which was listed as one of the top 10 Vietnamese street foods by CNN. Our tour guides are from Hanoi, so they’ll take you to the best dining spots in the city where the streets are packed with customers sat on tiny stools and you can smell pots of soup bubbling away and meat sizzling in woks.

We’ll start the tour in late afternoon in the Old Quarter, which is known for its traditional tubular shops and street vendors selling noodles, French baguettes and spring rolls. On Ly Quoc Su (food street) there’s plenty to try, including Banh Goi, crescent-shaped fried pastries filled with pork, mushrooms, onions and spices with sticky rice – guests love them! At Bia Hoi corner, a busy cross section in the heart of the city where locals meet in the late afternoon, you can sip a glass of draft beer while street life unfolds around you.

The highlight for many guests is talking to the food vendors and eating with Hanoian customers. You really get to absorb the typical street life in Hanoi, where people enjoy meals communally outdoors. There’s even a chance to see the food constructed right before your eyes and visit a dried fruit shop where you can meet the owner and taste his products. Finally, try a delicious dessert from Hanoi’s most famous ice cream shop in Trang Tien Street or an egg coffee from famous Giang café.

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Alfred & Binh Vu Thanh

Binh has been working for Asian Trails for 18 years and manages tours to destinations in Northern Vietnam. He feels extremely lucky to have grown up in one of the country’s most beautiful places, Halong Bay, and has an extensive knowledge of this UNESCO area. Binh loves to share his local expertise with the aim of making Asian Trails one of the best tour companies in Vietnam.
Binh Vu Thanh

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