June 23 to July 4, 2012
1) My second favorite Vietnamese food — BUN CHA! Served during lunch time only.
No. 1 Hang Manh costs us 90.000 VND (3 serving)
2) CAMELLIA 4 HOTEL:
64 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District-Old Quarter, Hanoi (RECOMMENDED HOTEL!)
The hotel we were staying provided an eat-all-you-can breakfast with same menu everyday (9-10days we spent in Hanoi). I have no complaints because it was a big savings on my part and a filling breakfast everyday! (no pho in the menu, but a 20 steps away from the hotel let you taste the most amazing bowl of PHO BO at PHO VUI.)
3) QUAN AN NGON
18 Phan Boi Chau, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
I like the fresh taste of shrimps of the Spring Rolls dipped in peanut sauce, PHO’s (Phở bò chín nạm gầu) not that spectacular, fried rice and mango salad were good
Gỏi xoài hải sản (Mango Salad with Seafood)
Gỏi cuốn tôm thịt (Vietnamese pork & shrimp spring rolls)
Phở bò chín nạm gầu (Vietnamese Beef Noodles)
4) PHO VUI (Phở Vui – Hàng Giầy)
Wall Street Journal recommends!
25 Hang Giay Street
the tastiest bowl of PHO BO I’ve ever tasted in Old Quarter, HANOI. One bowl only costs 40.000VND but memory from it will last a lifetime. Just don’t look at the person preparing this PHO. They don’t usually wear hand gloves when putting beef on top of the PHO. Just think that the hot broth will kill all the bacteria from his hands to the beef hahaha.. Don’t be scared, I didn’t get anything from my Hanoi trip. So it’s perfectly safe.
5) HIGHWAY 4 RESTAURANTS
54 Mai Hắc Đế, Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội
Another treat from the group of Filipinos working in Hanoi. Everything was delish, so good, especially the mushroom with sauce, fresh spring rolls and beef strips
PHỞ CUỐN CHAY 56 (4 chiếc) Rice Noodle Rolls filled w/Vegetables (4 pieces)
NEM TÔM KIỂU HUẾ 95 (6 chiếc) Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls (6 pieces)
BÒ NƯỚNG KIỂU XA LỘ4 145 Highway4-style grilled Parcels of Beef
NẤM THẬP CẨM XA LỘ4 95 Eight Types of Mushroom in a Highway4 Sauce
MỰC TƯƠI TẨM BỘT CHIÊN RÒN 135 Fresh Squid in a Crispy Batter
NỘM XOÀI XANH CHUA CAY 65 Spicy & Sour Green Mango Salad
NGỌN SU SU XÀO/LUỘC 48 Sauteed/boiled Chayote Stalks & Leave
RAU XÀO/LUỘC THEO MÙA 38 Sauteed/boiled Seasonal Vegetable
6) THAI EXPRESS
My friend treated us at Thai Express, near Hoan Kiem District, just below the Legend Beer Restaurant. Shabu-Shabu, Pad Thai, Spicy Tofu, Red Bean Shake (I paid for this one).
Pad Si Ew Neua Thai stir-fried kway teow with beef
krêu.ang dèum Red Bean Milkshake (A ThaiExpress specialty)
7) CAFE REFRESHER
We ordered a lotof Bia Hoi here for 15.000VND per mug and ordered an instant noodle “taste” PHO BO. Mistakes we made every time we stayed here. Because PHO VUI was just around the corner. One of the best PHO BO in Old Quarter.
8) LOTTERIA and KFC
(An alternative to KFC? Not really. They almost have the same price but KFC was way better). It was suggested by a friend (she was so scared that we might get HEPATITIS from eating a lot of streetfoods) the reason we tried it.
b) KFC try their sweet-chili sauce
9) THANH LONG 05 (HALONG BAY TOUR)
This meal was included in our tour ($22), it was shared by 5-6 people in one table. I was so hungry that time. And it was customary to served the rice after they served all the food. So what’s the purpose of rice? That i don’t know.
10) DRAGONFLY Bar-Club and TEMPLE BAR
We started having shots at Dragonfly Bar-Club, seated at a round table with high chairs, when police started entering, music turned low. We decided to transfer at Temple Bar, right across the street, there we partied on a simple get-up and they don’t care. No discrimination what so ever. Read a lot from the net that they’ve experience negative things on both bars. Good for us we had a great night and had fun!
Tequila shots at 50.000VND
11) FEELING TEA
45 Cau Go street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi
We saw this stall while walking the streets of Hoan Kiem District, decided to try it because it’s cheap (10.000-20.000VND). Did not dissapoint tho. (I was shying away from vietnamese coffee my whole trip because I have GERD/Acid Reflux/Heartburn but Bia Hoi was an exemption hahaha!)
12) IMBA PUB
29 Hang Giay, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
it was just along Hang Giay street, 20 steps away from our hotel, decided to have a shot of tequila 50.000VND and the music was good. They were playing Adele that day. A must pub if you just like to have a drink and chill.
13) BBQ KEBAB or BANH MI DONER KEBAB 20.000VND
One of the few things I’ve noticed in HANOI was they don’t care about using their bare hands when preparing food like this and they will use the same hands to give change to their customers.
Posted on 5 January 2014