The Hanoitimes - You want to travel but you’re not sure where to go. Let your love of food and palate be your guide.
Hanoi has been ranked 7th among the 10 food destinations that should be on your bucket list, according to a list released by Tatler, a British magazine, edition in Malaysia.
Tatler magazine advises travelers that the fascinating mix of Vietnamese cuisine with Chinese and French influences is part of the charm of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.
Ta Hien street, Hanoi Old Quarter.
“Look part the obvious must-haves such as pho, banh mi and the fantastic coffee, and you’ll find gems such as mien xao luon, stir fried glass noodles with deep fried eel, or nem chua be, crispy crab rolls. If you’re thinking about taking a trip, their food lover’s guide to Hanoi will definitely come in handy,” Tatler wrote.
Bangkok (Thailand) tops the list, followed by Osaka (Japan), Paris (France), Rome (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Manila (Philippines), Hanoi (Vietnam), Los Angeles (the US), London (the UK), Melbourne (Australia).
Earlier, Hello, a UK weekly magazine has named Hanoi the number one city on its seven best destinations in Asia for backpackers.
Ideal for travelers on a tight budget, Vietnam’s capital city is one of the cheapest destinations for backpackers. “Not only is accommodation and food remarkably affordable, but you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to see and do in the city, which has a mix of Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences,” Hello magazine wrote.
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hai Ba Trung Temple and Hoa Lo Prison Museum are just three of the popular attractions, while backpackers often spend their evenings gathered at bia hoi (draft beer) bars across Hanoi, where you’ll find the cheapest beer in the world, the magazine added.
In the ten months of 2018, the number of holidaymakers to Hanoi is estimated at more than 13.1 million, a 16.8% increase from the same period last year, according to the Hanoi Statistics Office. The figure includes over 3.4 million foreign visitors, marking a 16.9% rise from the same period last year.