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Banh Cuon Phu Ly – A Different Way to Enjoy Rice Noodle Rolls

After having the banh cuon at Banh Cuon Gia Truyen which really resembled chee cheong fun, we tried to look out for other banh cuon stalls in Hanoi during our trip. Banh cuon isn’t as common as pho or banh mi so we were very happy to stumble upon Banh Cuon Phu Ly while exploring […]

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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. XΓ΄i 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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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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Nom Thit Bo Kho from Long Vi Dung, Hanoi

If you ask the locals where to find Nom Thit Bo Kho in Hanoi, they will most likely direct you to the small street of Ho Hoan Kiem that’s next to the Hoan Kiem Lake. Long Vi Dung – Nom Thit Bo Kho 23 Ho Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: +84 90 465 67 08 […]

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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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Delicious Banh Mi Trung on Ngo Huyen Street, Hanoi

This was one of my favourite supper spots in Hanoi because it was the only banh mi place that was closest to our hotel that opened till late around 11pm+ or so. It was set up in the shop front of a travel agency by the name of Sinh Cafe. Do note that are many […]

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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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Banh Cuon Gia Truyen – Vietnamese-style Chee Cheong Fun

The first time I heard of Banh Cuon Gia Truyen was when I watched Jason Tastes Asia on AFC and I told the husband we had to come here should we visit Hanoi one day. That was exactly what we did. πŸ™‚ Good that they had English translation on the menu so ordering of food […]

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Bun Cha 34 – Delicious grilled pork and rice noodles

Bun Cha 34 was the bun cha place that I briefly mentioned in my earlier post (read Truc Bach Lake, West Lake Hanoi and Bo Bia), where we came by for lunch. It is not far from Dong Xuan Market. If you’re planning to visit Truc Bach Lake, West Lake and/or Tran Quoc Pagoda, you […]

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King Roti – The King of All Buns

There was a time in Singapore when Mexican coffee buns were really popular. I remembered trying those from Rotiboy but I wasn’t super impressed with them – they tasted like regular buns with crispy topping. Anyway, Rotiboy had already ceased operation here a long time back though you can still find them in Malaysia. When […]

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Banh Mi 25 – Delightful Fusion Sandwiches

No visit to Hanoi is complete without having a banh mi that many consider as one of the national foods of Vietnam. It is what I call a fusion sandwich as it originated since the French colonialism days. It is so easy to find a banh mi vendor in Hanoi as it’s readily available almost […]

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Bun Bo Nam Bo – Best Beef Noodle Salad in Hanoi

After checking into our hotel, we speedily made our way out to look for the famous Bun Bo Nam Bo whose beef vermicelli was said to be one of the best in Hanoi. If you’re staying in a hotel in the Old Quarter (recommended!), it’s very easy to get around on foot as most of […]

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