Banh Mi – Vietnamese special street food


Bánh mì (/ˈbɑːn ˌmiː/ or /ˈbæn ˌmiː/; Vietnamese pronunciation: [ɓǎɲ mî]) is the Vietnamese word for bread. Bread, or more specifically the baguette, was…

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Bún bò Huế – A great balance of flavors


Bún bò Huế (pronounced [ɓun˧˥ ɓɔ˧˩ hwe˧˥]) or bún bò is a popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli (bún) and beef…

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Bún riêu cua – The hearty crab soup noodle


Bún riêu is a traditional Vietnamese meat rice vermicelli soup. There are several varieties of bún riêu, including bún riêu cua,…

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My ga tan – Vietnam chicken noodle


Mỳ gà tần (a chicken soup) is a combination of instant noodles, mugwort and oriental herbs. With such not only yummy…

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Bánh xèo – the unique pancake of Vietnamese cuisine


Bánh xèo [ɓǎɲ sɛ̂w], literally “sizzling cake”, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured…

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Bánh giò – Vietnamese rice pyramid dumplings


White rice is staple food and also an essential ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. Simple yet versatile, white rice can be ground…

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Cháo sườn – a heart-warming gift of Hanoi


Hardly anyone really knows when the tradition of cooking this dish began. It has just been widely known for its usefulness…

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EGG COFFEE – THE “WEIRD” DRINK


The term egg-coffee may seem odd to many people. Coming to Hanoi, it is definite not; even it does taste far…

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Nem rán – the authentic taste of Vietnam


The Vietnamese spring roll, filled with pork, glass noodles and vegetables, and deep fried golden and crispy There’s little that could…

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Nộm đu đủ bò khô – A light and refreshing salad for a summer day


Summer is on its way bringing the typical heat with humidity to Hanoi. Around this time of the year, everyone often…

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