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Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea (Vietnamese: Biển Đông), to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

Winter sweet soup in Hanoi - Che Ha Noi

Referring to the sweet soup , people usually think of a big glass of sweetened porridge ,stones are smashed to pieces, and the people are feeling cool, not feeling hot.

However, in Hanoi, everybody still inviting one another to eat some sweet soup in the winter.

These sweet soup usually have common particular traits, they are not too sweet,you can eat when a recently cooked sweet soup. Furthermore, the sweet soup has a tendency to cook specially in the winter .It seems to be attractive dish.


Many people usually look for the steamed sticky rice and sweet soup when the weather is cold. A strange dish is similar Ha Thanh cuisine . You can eat Steamed sticky rice with sweet black bean soup. The sweet soup is both soft and plasticity .It has scent of ginger. This is an unique dish in the winter. Beside the glutinous rice cooked with split peas,sweet black bean soup,sweet lotus seed soup, also "attract tourists" in the days become chill. Black beans are stewed skillfully , so that beans still are intact but the inside of black bean still is easily breakable. Before bring it from the stove, it is added some tapioca . So dish is both cool and good for heath. The pot of sweet black bean soup is kept warm. Do not eat sweet soup by the glass but eat it by the white porcelain bowl.


With Lotus Seed Sweet Soup, beans and lotus seeds are stewed then they are rolled small. Adding the cassava flour, the pot of sweet soup is thick, it seems to cut it as small pieces. Customers call sweet soup, sellers add a glass of ice is crushed, add a little sweet lotus seed soup then they ladle out a spoon of sweet soup looks like delicious. The sweet green bean soup with lotus seed No. 4 Hang Can has well-known many years ago. Eating the sweet green bean soup with lotus seed in this restaurant, visitors enjoy soft mochi (gạo nếp)and greasy copra.


No furnitures, no billboard, the sweet soup shops in the winter in HaNoi sometimes just only a bamboo frame (quang gánh), a few pots (nồi) are put on seller shoulder .However, sweet soup on the street is become friendly with visitors come to HaNoi . In the cold weather , everyone gather a crowd round small chairs,you can taste aromatic flavour of sweet soup , they can find a gift of HaNoi makes man's heart is cosy in every season.

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CNN list of 40 delicious Vietnamese dishes

Noodle soup, fried fish in HaNoi ,country pancakes ,vermicelli and grilled chopped meat ... has just been introduced through the CNN news agency in 40 dishes of Vietnam. According this assessing is the culinary arts is simple , not fussy but attractive, CNN still kept the name of Vietnam dishes.

12 attractive rural dishes in Saigon

According to CNN,cuisine Vietnam is simple, no intricacies, but also because of these characteristics, international friends appreciate about VietNam dishes. Most Vietnamese dishes is made from fresh raw material , spice is harmonious. And it is important that customers can find easily these dishes in a luxurious restaurant or just a roadside small restaurant.


The following is a list of 40 Vietnamese dishes are selected through CNN and are retained the name in Vietnamese:

 1. Pho 21. Ca tim kho to
 2. Fried fish (Cha ca) 22. Bot chien
3. Vietnamese Pancake (Banh Xeo) 23. Bun dau mam tom
 4. Vermicelli (Cao lau) 24.  Banh goi
 5. Water morning glory (Rau muong) 25. Com suon nuong
 6. Fried meat roll (cha gio) 26. Rice gruel (Chao)
 7. Vietnamese summer rolls 27. Bo luc lac
 8. Hue beef noodle 28. Hat de nong
 9. Banh khot 29. Banh uot thit nuong
 10. Ga tan  30. Bun cha
 11. Nom hoa chuoi 31. Vietnamese bread (banh mi)
12. Bun bo nam bo 32. Hotpot (Lau)
13. Hoa qua dam 33. Banh bao
 14. Pho cuon 34. Fried rice (Com chien) 
 15. Roasted chicken (Ga nuong) 35. Bo bit tet
 16. Fried noodles (Pho xao) 36. Com chay
 17. Coffee with egg (Ca phe trung) 37. Sweetened Porridge (Che)
 18. Beef with sheet packing (Bo la lot) 38. Mi xao bo
 19. Xoi Vietnam 39. Dau phu sot ca chua
 20. Banh cuon40. Canh bun

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Map of Hanoi Pho (Ban do pho Ha Noi)

Ha Noi Pho or Hanoi noodle (Phở Hà Nội)  - a dish is impossible not to mention when you come to Vietnam. Who are the people of VietNam prefer or do not prefer noodles also have ate noodle at least one time . This reason, noodle seem to be easy to find from the luxury restaurants, a dish of breakfast in bars, cafe shop of foreigners to the poor markets....

Beef noodle (Phở bò): HaNoi has very much delicious noodles, beef noodle is one of the most delicious noodles.


Happy noodle (Phở  Sướng ) : Address : Dinh Liet Street. Noodle is so delicious , meat is sweet-smelling, very good quality food.


Fun noodle (Phở vui) : Fun noodle is charming,sweet- smelling of beef, always get to appreciate of the gourmet.

Ly Quoc Su noodle (Phở Lý Quốc Sư):

This is a noodle brand has long been confirmed. It is very tasty and there are many flavors noodle, beef noodle is variety for customers choose such as:re-noodle,beef cooked, or re-studded bucket .... It depends on preference of customer. The broth of noodle is very fragrant and charming by the processing and selection of spice. In particular,Quay is the delicious food , hot. Recently, Ly Quoc Su noodle has moved to end the Nha Chung Street, for the opposite 33 Nha Chung street.

Bat Dan noodle (Phở Bát Đàn):


Address: 49 Bat Dan street.

Telling about Bat Dan noodle , people think about the noodle queue but to be enjoying a delicious bowl of noodle so everyone are calm, some people bring newspapers to read, wait for minutes. Bat Dan noodle has a lot of protein, fresh grilled beef,fragrant flesh, bone tunnels are fresh water, like type of traditional Hanoi noodle.

A small tip for you: when you come Bat Dan restaurant ,you should have at least 2 people, who lined up to a place holder, because a bowl of noodle on your hands will be very hard to find seats, because restaurant is crowded.

Thin noodle (Phở Thìn)
Address: 13 Lo Duc street


In order to have a delicious bowl of noodle, beside processing water of noodle is limpid, sweet, deep sweetness and stew of the bone with spices, "Thin noodle" also attention to fried for meat, to souse soup on noodle. Beef is stir- fried over furnace with a high temperature, the island quickly, beef will have the beautiful color immediately and very sweet . The chef cleverly arranged rice noodles along with fennel as the stalks of mountain then make soup into the bowl of noodle Like other noodle shops, diners can eat noodles with" shaped souflé batter" and put into a little water from chillis suit tastes of diners. Shop always opens the door from 5 am to 9 pm, but almost time shop still often has guest.

Beef noodle on Hang Trong street (Phở bò vỉa hè Hàng Trống):

This is one of the few sidewalk noodle shop in HaNoi. Despite of the cold air or hot summer, this restaurant is very crowded. Restaurant is decoratived simple garnish, each guest will have a chair in plastic (super baby) to sit down and another one to more (not even enough) to water or hot bowl of noodle if you do not hold it on hand ...It is very simple ,diners eat noodle with chopsticks, there is no spoon. Customers carry bowl with one hand, other hand hold chopsticks and when you want to drink soup,you must have to use your mouth.

Convenient and fun. Noodles in here is quite tasty and is made to follow Hanoi-style, cooked beef with green onion and onion. Gravy is used in this country is pretty delicous but we should choose to eat at near the end fo charming more. Because the sidewalk noodle, they just sale out a pot of water , opens the door 5pm to 8pm ..

Chicken Noodle (Phở Gà):


There are some address of Chicken noodle you should know:

Ms. Lam Chicken Noodle : Address in Nam Ngu. Chicken noodle in here is valuable 20.000vnd /a bowl (about $1). There are three women as three sisters took turns the selling three cases from early morning to 20h daily. . Eating piece of chicken is sweet-smelling,is very thick. Noodle is processing is excellent, It has attribute of greasy.

 Quan Thanh Chicken noodle : The area looks out flower-garden of Hang Dau , near Hoe Nhai. Unlike the chicken noodle at Nam Ngu, noodle in here the attribute of tasteless and pure . Water is used less fat, fragrant, eating first peice of noodles is always has feelings . It costs you 12000vnd to buy a bowl of noodle.

Mai Anh noodle: Address on Le Van Huu street. This restaurant has sweet noodle soup, and noodle bowls have a few meat balls. Seem to blend somewhat, but you eat a few times then you do not eat again . You will remember it greatly .At noon, this restaurant has many tourists but are the most visitors who come from Japan. Price is 15000vnd / 1 bowl, It is chicken noodle.

Chicken noodle in Ton Duc Thang street: Many customers have ate noodle here said that: " I do not understand why piece of chicken in here is more delicous than other country in the world." Gravy is not the most delicous , but the piece of chicken is excellent. Most delicious is skin of chicken, it's thicker, slightly crunchy, and greasy. Price is 15000vnd / a bowl - 20.000vnd / a bowl (about $1).

Modern noodle (Phở hiện đại)

Memories noodle (Phở nhớ):


This name is derived from an overseas Vietnamese loves Hanoi noodle has came to put this name: "Eat it to remember forever ...". Since then, Remember noodle has became the brand, a name familiar to many gourmets. Fiber of cake is soft , meat is sweet, gently fragrant with chilli, help fresh and soft pieces of beef. Eating a bowl of noodle that like to enjoy a work of art. Is that reason why restaurant has took second prize in Hanoi?

Address: "memories noodle" - 27A, Huynh Thuc Khang street.

Pho 24h :

Pho 24h has become a popular noodle brand not only domestically but also in foreign countries. Tourists prefer to eat noodle in here because foods are safe, staffs are very professional .this restaurant is designed with uniform standards for interior as same as the processing of noodle. Pho 24h has variety foods to choose as: corn noodle Underdone beef noodle soup , Beef noodle soup, noodle soup with chicken. There are also many nutritional drinks is made from fresh fruits.

Address: at 45 Huynh Thuc Khang street, Dong Da distric , Hanoi capital.

Strange noodle (Phở Lạ):

Some other pho restaurants has strange dishes such as "pho be teo" in the corner atrophy Ly Thuong Kiet - Hang Bai - beside Cafe Window has dry mixed noodle dish, very tasty. Not noodles nor messy mix everything. Pho is simply meat, Rice noodle, onions herbs, the importance of mixing water and the rate of chef. Generally good, I have to eat two bowls in one.


A number of noodle restaurant has some strange dishes such as restaurant on Ly Thuong Kiet street - Hang Bai -beside Cafe Window shop . Not noodles ,also not has mixed everything . A bowl of noodle is had meat, bread, onions , and the most importance is mixing water

One thing can not fail to mention that is every bottle of chutney .All most famous restaurant sell noodle, they also have bottle of chutney are "excellent".

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