According to the UK’s Telegraph, Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – was ranked 1st in the list of World’s 16 Greatest Cities for food. The paper also cited, “If it’s good enough for Barack Obama … The US president was spotted enjoying 6 USD noodles with Anthony Bourdain in the Vietnamese capital on May 23. Clearly he’s well aware of the city’s culinary prowess”.
Bun Cha is one of popular Hanoi’s traditional dishes and well eaten with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun), together with fresh herbs and dish of dipping sauce/broth, which plays an important part in creating a unique flavor for Bun Cha. Normally, the dipping sauce is made up of fish sauce, vinegar and sugar, attributing to its sweet and sour taste. Particularly, many foreign tourists call this dish “BBQ Pork Noddles” as the pork is grilled. The best Bun Cha in Hanoi can be tasted at a stall along Hang Manh Street.
Vietnamese egg coffee
In addition, the Telegraph also suggested an interesting cuisine tour in Hanoi, offering you a chance to eat like a local as well as to take to the streets for freshly prepared dishes such as pho tiu noodles with a sweet and sour soup, pork and fish sauce; banh mi, a baguette filled with pate, cucumber, herbs, crispy onion and chilli; and com tam, broken rice with grilled pork, pork skin, egg and fish sauce. A traditional Vietnamese Egg Coffee – a blend of coffee and egg whites, folded with sugar, drunk hot or cold – Vietnamese called Café trứng will end the tour.
The list of World’s 16 Greatest Cities for food includes Tokyo (Japan), London (the UK), Jaipur (India), New York (the US), Mendoza (Argentina), Bologna (Italy), Lyon (France), New Orleans (the US), Bangkok (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain), Singapore, Copenhagen (Denmark), Lima (Peru), Fez (Morocco) and Chengdu (China).