Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Viet nom nom nom!

Visiting Hanoi for four full days was a safari of flavour, spices and fresh ingredients for me and my sister. Aside from Vietnam's culture, the hospitable people and the cold weather ranging from 17 to 22 degrees Celsius was a treat but ultimately food can be the single best reason to go back to this country.

You would be amazed how even the most shabby food place can serve fresh tasty meal. Hanoi is definitely a carnival of cheap but scrumptious delicacies.

Try stir fried beef and vegetables at Bu Niong Xuan Cuan located in Old Quarter, 47 Ma May for only VND 200,000 more than enough for  2 pax.



You have never been to Vietnam if you haven't tasted their egg coffee and one of the famous cafe to check out in Hanoi is the Giang Cafe at 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hoan Kiem.


Hot egg coffee VND 20,000
It is also worth visiting A New Day Restaurant located in 72 Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Hà Nội, Hoàn Kiếm where we availed their set menu for only VND 100,00 with generous serving of fried spring rolls, pho (chicken or beef), rice and your choice of fish fillet, chicken or beef viand and finally yogurt for dessert.

Pho Ga/Chicken
Fried spring rolls
Fish fillet
Of course we tried the most famous coffee brand in Hanoi, Trung Nguyen.

Drip coffee VND 55,000 and chocolate cake VND 60,000

Bun Cha meal, pork barbeque soup, rise noodles and fried spring rolls from the number one must-visit restaurant as per TripAdvisor - Bun Cha Ta, is also a delight for only VND 90,000.


Hanoi Guest house breakfast is also a treat, where we had option between western and traditional vietnamese cuisine every day.

Pho Beef
Rice rolls
Egg and ham sandwich
Pancakes with syrup
Even the simplest food place along the road does offer you appetizing hearty food.


(top) Meat spring roll VND 50,000 and (bottom) Fried noodles
Fried noodles VND 45,000
Street fruits
Who says satisfying your taste buds and wallet never gets along. Economical feast is the norm when you visit Viet nom nom nom!

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