Noodle soup is one of popular choices for breakfast in Hanoi. If you have chance to visit Hanoi, do not miss to taste the top 10 most mouthwatering and well-known noodle soups below:
Pho Bo (Beef Noodle)
Phai??Y is among the most well known Vietnamese dishes by foreigners, and it is frequently served in Vietnamese restaurants around the world. The best place to have phai??Y is definitely Hanoi, even though it may not be the birthplace of the dish. Phai??Y are rice noodles, which are thicker than rice vermicelli. They are served in either beef broth or chicken broth (phai??Y bò means beef noodle). This hearty dish would not be complete without a large bunch of crunchy spring onions and freshly chopped cilantro on top — according to Vietnamese elders, spring onions are good for your immune system.
One place to have good beef pho is at Phai??Y Vui (Happy Pho), which was established about 30 years ago. The place is especially well liked by locals — not just for breakfast, but also for supper. Address: 25 Hang Giay, Hanoi.
Bún are thin vermicelli made from rice, and Bún thang is a special kind of noodle soup comprising rice vermicelli, thinly sliced chicken pieces, omelets, Vietnamese ham, mushrooms, and chopped fresh herbs. One of its secret ingredients is a tiny dollop of shrimp paste, which helps to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients, and the combination of mild chicken broth and pungent shrimp paste is simply divine.
Bún thang can be found in many places in Hanoi, but the most legendary recipe belongs to Mrs. a??m, a famous cook in the 20th century. Her recipe of bún thang was adapted by her daughter and son-in-law to serve in their restaurant, V?i??ai???n a??m Thai??i??c. Even though it is quite pricey compared to other places, the restaurant has air conditioners and very good service. Address: 7 Cua Nam, Hanoi.
Phai??Y gà (Chicken Noodle) is lighter than beef pho, and it is a natural remedy for a common cold. Similar to beef pho, it is usually served with chopped spring onions, coriander, onion slices and also qua?i??y, deep-fried flour-based snacks that are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Locals tend to dip them into their soup to let them absorb the tasty broth. The Vietnamese prefer chicken thighs to breasts, so chicken thigh pho is a little more expensive than chicken breast one.
Suggested address: 31 Hang Khoai, Hanoi
The main ingredients of mia??n l?i????n (eel noodle soup) are mia??n (cellophane noodles), l?i????n (eels), fried shallots, bean sprouts and Vietnamese cilantro. The eels are usually deep fried to eliminate their fishy smell and to add a tasty crunchy touch to the dish. In Chân Ca?i??m street, Minh Lan restaurant specializes in eel dishes, and apart from eel noodle soup, you can also try eel soup and stir-fried eel noodle.
Address: 1 Chan Cam, Hanoi
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