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Hanoi- It’s all about great culinary experiences - Food
If your trip doesn’t give you a taste of exotic dishes and gourmet dining, then it is not complete. On a plus side, if you are looking for staying on a budget while indulging in the pleasures of the palate, look no further; Hanoi is where you need to be. The cultural capital of Vietnam is bursting with so many flavors that it can give you a hard time thinking about where to eat in Hanoi.
Most travels give you a shake in your weight. The endless hunt for food trends results in a significant weight gain. But that is sure ‘not-to-happen’ in Hanoi. Vietnamese food and cooking style is packed with nutrition and does wonder for your health.
There are a lot of places to eat in Hanoi and each comes with its own perk.
Home Vietnamese Restaurant
The Home Vietnamese Restaurant in the quiet neighborhood of Truc Bach is one of the most famous places for its culinary variety. Their specialty is caramelized duck, green mango salad, and crab spring rolls. Not just that, the restaurant organizes cooking classes as well. If you think you can give a shot at the Vietnamese cooking, these cooking classes were made just for you. A cherry on top is its beautiful French colonial-styled décor.
French Grill the star of the show at JW Marriot Hotel is considered the best in Hanoi for French delicacies. Treat yourself to foie gras, rack of lamb, and truffles of the highest quality. French Grill is an extremely happening place, bustling with foodies almost throughout the day. You need to make a booking way in advance if you are looking to treat yourself at the restaurant.
Gourmet Corner Restaurant
If you are looking to satiate your taste buds and soothing your eyes, head to the Gourmet Corner Restaurant. It is famous for some of its finest Vietnamese preparations and its specialty includes bun cha, sea bass, and venison steak. Check out another famous item of the menu and the chefs own dessert, pear braised in red wine and honey. The restaurant is perched on top of the La Siesta Diamond Hotel and its mesmerizing view of the Hoan Kiem Lake never fails to delight. You can always try the place out even if is for just a couple of drinks.
Banh Mi 25
Hanoi is food heaven for budget travelers and Banh Mi 25 is a clear example of that. The restaurant attracts both local and international travelers. Consequently, waiting time gets higher and queues longer but it gives you sufficient time to work up an appetite. The place is famous for its mouthwatering crispy baguettes and a variety of fillings like tofu or pork. Wash it all down with a chilled beer, meet locals, and wrap up a perfect meal here.
Hanoi Social Club
The city of Hanoi has a special place for its vegan and vegetarian travelers. The Hanoi Social Club is a great place to start your day with i.e. with a delicious breakfast and good vibes giving way to fun experiences. There are a variety of options to choose from like a popular delicacy of veggie burger gulped down with signature Vietnamese coffee. You wouldn’t find the chaos of the city here. But what you are sure to find is friendly waiting staff, live music, great ambiance, and new friends.