Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hanoi's Street Food

I've had some queries about an important aspect of my visit to Hanoi - food.

It's been fantastic.  While several restaurants had their charm, what most impressed me was the "street food" -- incredibly fresh, full of flavor, and cheap.  Plus, it provides you the opportunity to hang out with the locals.  Here are some photos of where and what I ate to see an important slice of Hanoi's culture:

Didn't know what they had, but it sure smelled good.

I sat down, looked at someone else's meal, and pointed.  Still not sure what it was, but it was good.

Fish cake

Again, couldn't resist the smell.

Full of all sorts of stuff and a wonderful broth.

I wasn't so hungry at the time but yet again the smell drew me in.  I didn't try the brains though.

Another success.  The dumplings were yummy.  And less than $1.
If you ever have a chance to visit Hanoi, I highly recommend following your nose and taking a plunge into the street food.  No Vietnamese needed.  I can attest to that.


  1. Yum! So jealous. If only Korean streets had food like this (except for the brains; one's enough for me!)