Feeling “starving” with 10 famous cuisine quarters in Hanoi – part I

The common point of these quarters are the respective quality of restaurants and food stalls with acceptably cheap price . Bellows are five among 10 famous cuisine quarters you should not ignore to enjoy in Hanoi.

 1. Hoan Kiem Lake Quarter with sweet and sour grated salad

In Hanoi, when talking to dried beef salad, you will be reminded to Hoan Kiem Lake Quarter. It is nearly  300-meter street but you can find a dozen salad stalls with rows of tables and chairs on the pavement.

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Dried beef salad dish here still consists of the familiar ingredients like grated green papaya, dried beef, basil, roasted peanuts, all are mixed with sweet and sour sauce. With prices are ranging from 35,000 VND/ one plate and the convenient position right in the center of the Old Quarter , this quarter always attract visitors regardless of winter or summer. And it is difficult to say which stalls have the best dishes.

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Dried beef salad

Location: near Hoan Kiem lake. You can look straight to Sword Lake.

Suggestions: Long Vi Dung 23 Hoan Kiem Quarter, Long Vi Cuong 25 Hoan Kiem Quarter, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem district.

2. Wood Bridge Seafood Quarter ( Cau Go Quarter)

Not far away from Hoan Kiem Lake Quarter there a Quarter called a very western name in the pass: Rue Du Pont En Bois. This place was previously renowned for fresh tea but now has become famous for sidewalk seafood Quarter of Hanoi. Open from 5pm till late at night, nearly dozens of seafood restaurant are always crowded with visitors. From the luxurious dishes such as lobster, abalone, snout to the popular dishes such as snails, clams … all are always ready to serve you. Each shop has a secret of tasteful sauce which really brings its own characteristics.

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Seafood in Wood Bridge Quarter

Location: next to Hang Bong Quarter, the first street of Hang Dao near Nguyen Huu Huan Street.

Suggestion: Fresh Seafood restaurant 41 Cau Go Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

3. To Tich fruits “soup” Quarter

Noone remembers when To Tich Quarter has suddenly  been known as the Quarter of fruits “soup”. A fruits cup in To Tich includes jackfruit, mango, pear, apple, watermelon, longan, dragon … all are chopped and added the condensed milk, coconut milk, then mixed well with grind ice. With 18.000 VND, you can taste the cool and impressive flavor of many kinds of fruit. The street is always busy, especially in the summer.

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To Tich fruits “soup” Quarter

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Fresh fruits cups in To Tich Quarter

Location: To Tich Quarter,  Hang Gai street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

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4. Ta Hien fresh beer Quarter

Although the quarter is only 100 meters long but Ta Hien is one of “hot” place in the Old Quarter area, attracts a large number of foreign tourists and young Vietnamese everyday when the late afternoon comes. The specialty of Ta Hien is fresh beer – with a very affordable price, only 5,000 VND/cup. Only with plastic chairs  and desks, you can sit conveniently chatting with friends and watching the crowded and bustling life around the Quarter.

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Ta Hien fresh beer Quarter

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Simple cups of fresh beer

Location: Hang Buom street, Hang Bac street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Suggestions: Old Beer Quarter 18 Ta Hien , Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

5. Gam Cau “ pigs’ intestine” grilled Quarter

Right on the foot of the bridge, Gam Cau Quarter has been a familiar place for those who are “addicted” to drinking dishes. Gam Cau restaurants serve a variety of grilled dishes: grilled cows’ and pig’s breasts, grilled pigs’ stomach, grilled bacon … all are attractively marinated, then grilled under coal to have enough tasty flavors : spicy, salty, sweet.

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Delicious grilled dishes with the small stove

Around 5 – 6 pm, there are customers coming to barbeque restaurants here, but the busiest hour here is around 8 p.m. Especially in the dark and cold winter or the busy New Year’s Day, many people wander the Old Quarter and gather here which make this place more crowded than ever.

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Gam Cau “ pigs’ intestine” grilled Quarter

Location:  from Tran Nhat Duat Street to Phung Hung street, along the foot of Long Bien Bridge.

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