Enjoying street foods is a very interesting part of traveling. The food is absolutely delicious, fresh and cheap. Moreover, there is no better way to discover the local culture than finding yourself in the corner of Hanoi Old Quarters or a busy market trying brand new food while witnessing the daily life of local people. Hanoi to say the least could be one of the best street food cities in the world. Here is the list of best markets in Hanoi for going on a fascinating street food tour:
1. Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market is located in Hoan Kiem District, inside Hanoi Old Quarters. Pho Tiu is one of the most famous street food there, together with Bun Oc, Bun Cha, Chao Suon. It is actually one of the most famous market among foreign travelers.
2. Nam Dong Market
Nam Dong Market is very popular for its wonderful Che Thai Ho Dac Di. Spring Rolls, Nom Bo Kho or Nem Thinh are also great and tasteful dishes that you should definitely try when coming there.
3. Nghia Tan Market
Nghia Tan is known as the heaven of cheap snacks for students in Cau Giay District, in which Banh Goi - Pillow Cake is the most famous one. There are many other great dishes and the food stalls open from the afternoon to even midnight.
4. Ngo Sy Lien Market
Bun Suon is one of the best dish to escape from the cold of Hanoi, and the best place to try it is Ngo Sy Lien Market. The price of the dishes here is cheap but the space is quite limited and you should get there as soon as possible to be able to find a seat and enjoy the food.
5. Thanh Cong Market
Thanh Cong Market has various kinds of street food including Banh Gio, Mien Tron, Mien Cua, Nem Chua Ran, Khoai Tay Chien. The price is very cheap and the food is indeed wonderful.