SkyScanner, the world’s travel search engine, has ranked Vietnam first among the best street food cities in Asia.
Pho bo, (beef noodle soup), bun cha (a heavenly dish of barbecued pork served with rice noodles and fragrant fish sauce), nem cua be (crispy spring rolls stuffed with delicious crabmeat) and coffee with condensed milk and ice should be tried when coming to Hanoi.
According to Skycanner, Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a foodie paradise, with hundreds of colourful stalls overflowing into a maze of streets. As you eat your way through this vibrant neighbourhood, here are some delicacies to look out for.
Tucking into a steaming bowl of beef or chicken pho is a quintessential Hanoi experience; but the real hero of street food is bun cha and nem cua be. After feasting like a king, don’t forget to indulge in Hanoi’s most exquisite treat: iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk, also known as ca phe sua da.
Trailing by Hanoi is Bangkok in Thailand, Penang in Malaysia, Taipei in Taiwan (China) and Fukuoka in Japan.