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Xoi Yen – Best Sticky Rice in Hanoi

Located at the corner of the same street as Cafe Giang is Xoi Yen, one of Hanoians’ favourite sticky rice restaurants. Xôi is basically a sweet or savoury glutinous rice dish that comes with various toppings of your choice. It is eaten as a main dish and is a popular breakfast item in Hanoi. Xoi […]

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Cafe Giang – The Original Creator of the Famous Egg Coffee in Hanoi

After having a cuppa at Highlands Coffee, a popular Vietnamese cafe chain, I was even more determined to hunt down a specialty cafe that offers more than just run-of-the-mill coffee. I got to know about Cafe Giang when I was looking for places that serve up the famous ca phe trung or egg coffee which […]

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Banh Xeo Zon – Fab place for crispy, savoury Vietnamese pancakes

After two failed attempts to find banh xeo, I was just thrilled to discover Banh Xeo Zon while exploring the eastern side of the Old Quarter (east of Hoan Kiem Lake) so even though Hubby and I had already eaten dinner beforehand, we still decided to go for a second round. #NonStopEatingWhileTravelling Banh Xeo Zon […]

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Bun Cha Huong Lien – Vietnamese grilled pork & rice noodle dish made famous by Barack Obama

We’ve never heard of bun cha previously as it’s not a common dish found in Vietnamese restaurants here in Singapore. However when it was reported in the news last year that former US President Barack Obama and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined out at a bun cha restaurant in Hanoi, the once unfamiliar dish to […]

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Kem Trang Tien – Hanoi’s famous ice cream shop

While on our way to visit the Hanoi Opera House, we stopped by the iconic Trang Tien Plaza which is Hanoi’s first high-end luxury shopping mall. It is located across the road from the southern end of Hoan Kiem Lake in the Old Quarter. Expect to find familiar brands here such as Cartier, Dior, Louis […]

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Pho Cuon Hung Ben – Fresh Rice Noodle Rolls & Fried ‘Pillow Cakes’

While exploring Truc Bach Lake, we ventured into this little island on the lake that was brimming with restaurants and eateries that specialised in one common dish – Pho Cuon or Vietnamese rice noodle rolls. After circling the area a couple of times, we decided to settle with the eatery that was bustling with patrons. […]

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Chao Suon Sun – Best Porridge Ever!

The best porridge I had ever eaten in my life was found at the same street of my hotel in Hanoi. That wasn’t an overstatement because the porridge was so good, it had me coming back not less than 5 times in one week. Normally I wouldn’t even eat the same thing more than twice […]

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