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Four late-night dishes for a foodtour around Vietnam's capital city

11:28 | 28/08/2020

When visiting Hanoi, it is recommended that you should, at least once, take a trip to explore Hanoi unique late-night dishes that are loved by the young.

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Fish noodle in Hang Dau street

Fish noodle in Hang Dau street is one of the oldest and most famous late-night cuisine address in the Old Quarters. This diner is often crowded, therefore, customers may have to wait before getting a seat. Noodle with crab paste and fried fish here is loved because of its unique and outstanding flavor.

Each noodle bowl includes fish cakes, fish tripes, water dropwort,... sold at the price of 30.000 - 50.000 VND (1,3 - 2 USD). In addition, you can order fish stomach fried with pickle, poached or fried fish eggs, steamed or fried fish head for 80,000-150,000 VND (3,5 - 6,5 USD)/ portion.

A minor weakness of this diner is that its fish is served in whole pieces, not bone filtered, so for some customers, it is quite inconvenient to eat.

four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
Hang Dau fish noodle soup is often crowded at midnight (Photo: Zing News/ Trangnhimtron Instagram)
four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
Fish noodle in Hang Dau street is one of the oldest and most famous late-night cuisine address in the Old Quarters. (Photo: Zing News/ Trangnhimtron Instagram)

"Motorbike racers" Banh mi (Bánh mì dân tổ)

The bread "shop" only consists of a simple trolley with a large hot pan but attracts customers at night by serving only Vietnamese banh mi. When coming here, you can not avoid having to queue to enjoy this dish. The hippy "Motorbike racers" Banh mi are crispy baguette filled with onion, chicken eggs, pate, dried beef, sausage, all sauteed with butter.

Motorbike racers banh mi tastes best when served hot. The rich and full flavor of the stuffing blends with the warm crust impresses diners right from the first bite. The banh mi here are seld at 3 prices of 15,000 VND, 20,000 VND and 25,000 VND (0,6 - 0,8 - 1,2 USD). Some diners assessed the taste of the banh mi as delicious at first but fatty later. The quality of motorbike racers banh mi is not as good as before.

four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
To enjoy the banh mi at its best, you should eat it immediately after buying (Photo: Zing News/ Ninheating Instagram)
four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
The banh mi should not be left for long because it is easy to become sore (Photo: Zing News/ Addy Shioya Instagram)

"Yoke" pho (Phở gánh)

According to some customers, the "yoke" pho sold on the sidewalk is a strange beauty in the heart of Hanoi. Not only fascinated by the delicious pho, people come here also to experience the feeling of waiting in line at 3 o'clock when the streets are empty.

Here, you can try pho with wine sauce stew beef or/ and undercooked, cooked, enameled beef. In which, phở sốt vang (noodle with beef stew in red wine sauce) is the most popular dish. The broth is rich, sweet, and savoury. A bowl of 50,000 VND (about 2 USD) has beef and red wine sauce.

four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
A lot of customers believe that yoke pho is famous for its exceptional selling hour (Photo: Zing News/ Nofoodphobia Instagram)
four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
Yoke pho sold on the sidewalk is a strange beauty in the heart of Hanoi. (Photo: Zing News/ Nofoodphobia Instagram)

Overnight banh mi

Open from 22 pm to 3 am every day, Overnight banh mi is a favorite stop for young people at night. The shop is located deep in a small alley but is often crowded with customers to dine in and take away. The first impression of customers when getting to this shop is its narrow but clean and neat space

Overnight banh mi is filled with a savoury, creamy, homemade mixture of eggs, pate, fatty meat, sausage, cucumber, herbs, all sautéed in butter. The crust is crispy and hot. In addition to bread, the shop also serves noodles, Korean back soy noodles for 30,000 VND (1,3 USD) per serving. A sandwich with full stuffings here costs 25,000 VND (about 1 USD).

four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
Open from 22 pm to 3 am every day, Overnight banh mi is a favorite stop for young people at night. (Photo: Zing News/ Trangnhimtron Instagram)
four late night dishes for a foodtour around vietnams capital city
Overnight banh mi is filled with a savoury, creamy, homemade mixture of eggs, pate, fatty meat, sausage, cucumber, herbs, all sautéed in butter. (Photo: Zing News/ Bachuaviahe Instagram?
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