When in Hanoi you just have to try the all the delicious street food available. Vietnamese street food is available on every street corner, smelling and sounding so fresh that it is often too good to resist. Once you have picked your favourite stall you are seated on a small plastic stool around a small table, often shared with other diners. The food is always cooked fresh and served fast, and you will usually find condiments on the table to include, fish sauce, dried chills, picked garlic, vinegar, lime and a chilli sauce. This is to ensure you can make your dish exactly how you want it and how spicy it is! I would also recommend that each meal is washed down by either a Bia Hanoi or a Bia Hoi. Bia Hanoi is the local lager and is very good and comes by the bottle whilst Bia Hoi is drawn straight out of the barrel and is much cheaper. I have included the cost of each dish so you can see how affordable it is to eat out whilst in Hanoi. We didn't use the stove once!
This is a short guide to our best five dishes in Hanoi.
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