What To Eat In Ha Noi Capital? Foods You Should Try When Coming To Ha Noi

Ha Noi capital is one of the most common destinations to give a visit in Vietnam. This place is not only famous of many historical stories, beautiful landscapes from peaceful countrysides to majestic mountains as well as dangerous passes, but also attractive because of the diverse and delicious cuisines. Let’s see what to eat in Ha Noi while coming here as below recommendations: 

Pho Ha Noi – Beef noodle 

Pho is known as a special and traditional food in Vietnam. It is not only in this country, but also famous in many countries.

Pho is a kind of noodle which is made by rice flour. The main ingredients inside are beef, cilantro, onion, some kinds of vegetable… The most special thing makes this food special is the taste of soup which is made from local people in Ha Noi. You may love it in the South, but let’s try it in the North, it’s very different and so attractive.

Let’s experience to know how special it is.


  • Pho “Bat Dan”
  • Address: 49 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi capital.

Bun cha – Rice noodle and grilled chopped meat

The taste of this food easily makes everyone love it a lot. Coming to Ha Noi, “Bun cha” should be one of the foods that you will try to experience the local life.

This food is so homely and easy to eat which is made from rice noodle, grilled chopped meat, carrot pickle and some kinds of vegetable.

Many Vietnamese people love it, now is your turn.


  • Bun cha “Hang Quat”
  • Address: 74 Hang Quat street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi capital.

Bun thang – Vermicelli and chicken soup

The cuisine in the North doesn’t have strong taste like the South, so it would be easy for you to be used to the new cuisine. “Bun thang” is one of them, it looks so healthy and delicious. The main ingredients are yellow noodle, chicken, dry shrimp, mushroom, vegetables…

This is one of the characteristics of Ha Noi, you may not see it anywhere of Vietnam. Let’s come to try it.


  • Quan bun thang
  • Address: 25 Ngo Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi capital.  

Pho cuon Ha Noi – Rolled Pho

“Pho cuon” would be probably one of your favorite foods in Ha Noi. Look at the photo as below, it looks so attractive and strange.

It is not made by rice paper like Vietnamese spring roll, it is made by rice noodle which is from the same material with Pho, but not cut into smaller pieces like Pho. The main ingredients inside are beef, cucumber, vegetable… It is very tasty to use with local fish sauce.

Don’t miss a chance to try a local food like this while coming to Ha Noi.


Pho cuon “Huong Mai”

Address: 25 Ngu Xa street, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi capital.

Mien ngan – Goose noodle

Goose is one the most common animals in the North of Vietnam. Combining with young bamboo, it created a very special food for the cuisine of Ha Noi.

The main ingredients are goose, young bamboo, carrot pickle, cilantro, soup… and used with the local fish sauce. The taste is so easy to eat – not salty, sweet or spicy. It is good enough to make you love it.


  • Mien ngang “Ly Nam De”
  • Address: 65 Ly Nam De street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi capital.

Bun dau mam tom – Fermented shrimp paste and fried tofu

One more special food that you should not miss is “Bun dau mam tom”. Look at the photo as below, you will easily imagine how tasty it will be. The main spice creates its characteristic is “fermented shrimp paste”. Its taste is quite strong and smelly, it is very amazing for those who can be used to it, but very hard to try for those who feel uncomfortable because of its smell.

The main ingredients are rice noodle, pork, fish ball, tofu, vegetable and fermented shrimp paste. If you can try it in Ha Noi, you will have a chance to feel its original taste which is so attractive. Don’t miss it while coming here.


  • Bun dau mam tom “Ha Thanh”
  • Address: 19 Doan Tran Nghiep street, Hai Ba Trung district, Ha Noi capital.

Xoi khuc Ha Noi – Sticky rice 

Sticky rice is one of the most traditional foods in Vietnam. It was probably very familiar with many Vietnamese people as well as Vietnamese cultures.

Coming to the South, you will see many kinds of sticky rice. Coming to the North, it is also very different with others. The main ingredients inside are sticky rice, green bean, peanut, pork… and it is packed by leaves.

Let’s try to know more about the local life of Vietnamese people.


  • Banh khuc “Co Lan”
  • Address: 69B Nguyen Cong Tru street, Hai Ba Trung district, Ha Noi capital.

Nem chua nuong – fermented pork roll 

Besides many kinds of local food in Ha Noi, now is your turn to try the street foods. Let’s see and try “Nem chua” as a local people while coming to Ha Noi.

Its taste is so strange and attractive. It is made from pork and rolled around the bamboo stick, then grilling and used with local sauce.

You will easily see it everywhere on the streets, don’t be shy to try it.


  • Nem chua nuong
  • Address: 10 Au Trieu street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi. This place is in the area which is so famous of this food, you will have many options.

Banh troi tau – Rice ball sweet soup 

This is one of the traditional foods in the North of Vietnam. It is not only used for eating as a street food, but also used for praying in some Vietnamese festivals.

It is made from rice flour, peanut, ginger, sugar… Look at the photo as below, it looks so strange and attractive.


  • Banh troi tau “Pham Bang”
  • Address: 30 Hang Giay street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi capital.

Kem Trang Tien – Trang Tien ice cream 

The last one of this list is Trang Tien ice cream which is so delicious in Ha Noi. Coming here, you will have a chance to try its original taste, so don’t miss it.


Walking street in Hoan Kiem lake area or somewhere on the streets. It is very famous, you will easily find it.

In addition to many kinds of local food that you can try, Ha Noi is also an attractive destination of many unique structures, historical stories and many beautiful landscapes. If you are planning about where to go, how to use transportation, how to apply for Vietnam visa to enter Noi Bai airport… you can go to our website to get more information.

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