The Hanoitimes - It’s lunch time and you want something that will fill your stomach, you can find many different kinds of dishes in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
It’s time to head to someplace that offers special dishes, after a day of sightseeing and discover the new things in Hanoi, the city with more than 1,000 years old of history.
Cuisine is one of the best things that draws a large number of foreign visitors to Hanoi every year. Exploring a unique food background of one of the biggest cities in Vietnam is always an indispensable treat for most tourists.
Com suon nuong Dao Duy Tu. Photo: Ha Phuong
Over the years, the Hanoi Old Quarter has become one of the famous place for visitors who want to discover Vietnamese cuisine. Today, the Old Quarter is the center of the city’s street food scene and the venue for cafes, restaurants and small food joints as well as a port of call for gourmands from all over the world.
Besides pho or banh mi for breakfast, you can't miss com suon nuong (grilled pork ribs served with rice) in Dao Duy Tu street for lunch. Located on the Old Quarter’s bustling Dao Duy Tu street, a street with many restaurants, food stalls, coffee shops, com suon nuong here is constantly crowded because of it’s famous ribs and reasonable prices.
Com suon nuong in Dao Duy Tu street serves grilled pork with white rice or hot pot rice with BBQ pork and sausages. The lunch or dinner set will be served with two types of salad and a small bowl of vegetables soup. The salad is a Vietnamese mixture of vegetables such as cabbage, papaya, tomatoes and cucumber. Soup is sour, but it's made from the pickled vegetables, so it makes sense that it should be sour.
There was a variety of drinks, charged separately, for different palates, such as iced tea, boiled maize water, coke and soy milk, besides beer. English menu with photo available, so it not difficult to order. Espeacially, service is always fast - food comes out within minutes of ordering. Com suon nuong Dao Duy Tu is open from 10:00 am – 10:30 pm, each plate of com suon nuong Dao Duy Tu costs you VND60,000 (US$2.58).
Com suon nuong Dao Duy Tu is open from 10:00 am – 10:30 pm. Photo: Ha Phuong
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 reamarkably 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.