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Top 10 junk food streets in Hanoi

Updated at Friday, 02 Jun 2017, 21:16
The Hanoitimes - During the trip to Hanoi, visitors will definitely be overwhelmed by the list of attractive cuisines. And once being strayed into the streets of famous street food restaurants such as Ta Hien street, Hang Than street, Ngu Xa street, Ly Quoc Su street, ... peoples can hardly ignore the food attached to the names of these streets.

1. Nem chua rán (Fried sour roll )in Tam Thuong Lane
In only about 10m long but there are 6 or 7 restaurants with all sorts of different types; therefore, Tam Thuong Lane on Hang Bong street is known as heaven of this cuisine in Hanoi. The roll is made by putting cured pork with shredded pork skins, covering the combination with flour and then deep frying it all in oil. It’s eaten with chili sauce and raw vegetables. The roll here are very special because they are not too fatty but extremenly crunchy.
2. Wonton noodles in Hang Chieu Street
Wonton noodles are made from flour and eggs, then rolled thinly so that the noodles are crispy while keeping the perfectly yellow color. It usually contains fresh shrimps, mushrooms and meat, wrapped in a thin layer of flour. In addition, the chef adds pork fillet, mushroom, a piece of boiled eggs, vegetables, and fresh shrimps. The soup is made from chicken bone, pork bone, dried sturgeon, some herbs and shrimp shells.
3. Dried beef salad in Hoan Kiem Lake street
Hoan Kiem Lake street is not only famous for being the shortest street in Hanoi, but also famous for its popular dried beef salad, always crowded every afternoon. This salad includes small sliced green papaya, dried beef, carrots, raw vegetables, peanuts and a few pieces of spinach mixed with sweet and sour sauce.
4. Bấnk gối (Pillow cake) in Ly Quoc Su Street
Ly Quoc Su Street is famous for pillow cake with crispy and golden brown shell. It looks like small yeallow cripsy cake and is often stuffed with pork, chinese sausage, mushroom, vermicelli and some pepper, dried onions. It’s served by cutting into pieces with sweet and sour fish sauce for dipping.
5. Phở cuốn (Rolled Phở) in Ngu Xa street
Phở cuốn is a unique dish of Hanoians. It’s made by wrapping fried beef with onion, lettuce, coriandrum sativum, basil and other vegetables in a think wrap of the same rice roodle material. It’s served with a small bowl of dipping sauce. Although it is made after noodle soup, it quickly become the favorite dish of many people. Speaking of rolled noodle, Hanoians think of Ngu Xa - a winding little street, hidden behind the Truc Bach Lake.
6. Flan cake in Hang Than Street
In hot summer days, Hang Than street is always bustling with the flan cake's stores with a variety tastes such as traditional flan, egg flan, coconut flan, fruit flan, mixed flan.
7. Lạc rang (Roasted Peanut) in Ba Trieu Street
In Ba Trieu street, there are many roasted peanut restaurants. This is the famous specialty of this street. The most famous brand is "Lạc rang cụ Vân" in No. 176, Ba Trieu street.
8. Barbecue in Ma May street
For long time, Ma May Street is famous for roast beef with a variety of menus. When passing through this street, especially on winter evenings, visitors will find it difficult to resist the scent of well-spiced baked dishes.
9. Bia hơi (Draft beer) in Ta Hien street
Hanoi people love beer and also have a huge affection for sidewalk beer. There is a place named "street beer", it is Ta Hien street. This is also a favourist street that many foreigners love to explore in Hanoi.
10. Bánh rán vừng (Sesame Seed Ball) in O Quan Chuong street
Located near O Quan Chuong street (Hanoi), Sesame Seed Balls restaurants with sugar and pea sell as expensive as hotcake. It is made from flour, green peas added with sesame. Especially, it is so tiny that can be eated by just one bite.
Tu Anh
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