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This Hanoi food guide is an introduction to the local specialties from Northern Vietnam.

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Vietnamese cuisine varies by region. Each city, even each village, has its own list of quality local specialties.

Hanoi is no exception. Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes originated here. Namely, the famous Vietnamese noodle soup pho is a Hanoi food known as one of the most iconic Vietnamese foods.

Situated near the Chinese border, northern Vietnamese & specifically Hanoi cuisine reflects Chinese influences.

With the cooler northern climate and wide availability of freshwater fish and seafood, the food in Hanoi has its own distinctive flavor.

Prawns, shrimp, crab, clams, and more seafood can be found in some of the best Hanoi food.

Hanoi, as we discovered, is also famous for its street food culture. Street food stalls are popular and make up for the vast majority of Hanoi food.

Some of the best và most surprising local food experiences in Hanoi are made on the sidewalks with locals and not in restaurants.

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In this guide, we highlight 10 of the best authentic và local food in Hanoi you must eat and where lớn have them.

Bún chả meal with noodles, herbs & nem

It typically comes with a plate of fresh Vietnamese herbs and a bowl of dipping sauce. Pickled vegetables, like cabbage, carrots, onion or green papaya are served with additional meatballs on the side.

The sauce is made of the famous Vietnamese fish sauce or Nuoc Mam combined with vinegar, lime, sugar, garlic and chili.

We learned quickly how lớn eat bun phụ thân from mimicking locals around us. Slide the vermicelli in the meatballs broth và mix all the ingredients together.

Then, you just have to find the right dexterity with the chopsticks to dive into it.

While the origin of bun phụ thân is unclear, it is known as a Hanoi food staple.

In Saigon, you will find bun phụ thân sweeter cousin called Bun Thit Nuong. This rice noodles dish is made with grilled meat & served directly in the same bowl.

AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP: One of the best ways to lớn “taste Hanoi” is to lớn take a food tour with a local guide. While in Hanoi, food tours & local guides helped us understand the cuisine & the best places to eat. See our detailed review: The 7 Best Food Tours in Hanoi For Authentic North Vietnamese Culinary Experiences

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