Enjoy the best famous foods in alleys when traveling to Hanoi
Though narrow stores or you have to wait for a table because too crowded, the food in the Tam Thuong Alley, Phat Loc Alley or Trang Tien Alley... where makes alley food brands in Hanoi.
1. Fried fermented pork roll (Nem chua) in Tam Thuong Alley
Photo: Tu Van Cong
Tam Thuong narrow alley is located on busy Hang Bong street, only about 10 meters but there are from 6 to7 stores which sell fried– this food brings brand for this alley. There is a style "street food" with a familiar image is diners sit on plastic chairs. Fermented pork roll is put in banana leave trays, set up a table instead of setting a chair. Potato chips, jicama is also favorite dishes. A tray with 10 fermented pork roll slices has a price is about 2 dollars.
Address: 36 Tam Thuong Street, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi (Google map)
Opening hours: From 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: (+84)4 3828 5322
2. Noodle with fried tofu and shrimp paste(Bun dau mam tom) in Phat Loc Alley
Photo: Leo Phan
With a length is less than 100 meters, Phat Loc alley is always crowded, especially, having many delicious dishes in the afternoon, including the most popular is noodle with fried tofu and shrimp paste. Entering into this small alley, you will see vermicelli stores along two sides. Each noodle fraction normally includes noodles and fried bean, eating with shrimp sauce and vegetables and the cost are about 1 dollar. Diners often order a mixed vermicelli fraction with more jellyfish salad, baked beans, fried nuggets, meat boiled shrimp sauce, banana beans braised snail, guts .... the cost is about 4.5 dollars for 2 people.
Address: 49 Phat Loc Alley, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi (Google map)
Opening hours: From 11:00am to 04:00pm
Telephone: (+84) 4 3926 0662
3. Snail vermicelli (Bun oc) in Dong Xuan Market Alley
Photo: Lan Itou
Coming to Dong Xuan Market Alley, you will be attracted by fat and crispy stuffed snails, sour water, light flavour with vinegar taste spreads at the end of the alley. This store serves noodles for diners want to change food style. Here, tangled noodles are put separately, and when to put water bowl with full foods such as nuts, bananas, beans. Each noodle bowl’s price is from 1 dollar to 1.5 dollars
Address: Dong Xuan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi (Google map)
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00am to 04:00pm.
4. Grilled fermented pork roll (Nem chua nuong) in Au Trieu Alley
Photo: Thien Gia
Au Trieu alley is closed to the famous church's region with grilled fermented pork roll remains of meat’s pink colour and is wrapped by a sticky gelatin in outside, to be placed on clean banana leaves. Eating with grilled fermented pork roll is the small chili sausage bowl of a bowl and a small fruit plate such as jicama, green mango. Sale place is located along the aisle in a small alley, placing dozens of chairs make a table to put the food tray, just make a seat but always having many guests. Price for a fermented pork roll plate is about 2.5 dollars.
Address: 10 Au Trieu, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (Google map)
Opening hours: From 02:00pm to 11:30am
Telephone: (+84) 4 3824 4391
5. Chicken rice (Com ga) in Cam Chi Alley
Cam Chi alley interconnects with Tong Duy Tan Street creates a famous dining area of Hanoi people, increasing the number of guests at night. The most popular dish is roasted chicken rice and grilled chicken thighs rice, attracting hundreds of diners every night. Prices of food are high compared with the average old city area here, from 3.5 dollars for one.
Address: 4B, Cam Chi, Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi (Google map)
Opening hours: From 10:00am to 04:30pm
6. Pickles beef fried rice (Com rang dua bo) in Trang Tien Alley
Trang Tien alley is narrow, is located between Nguyen Khac Can Street and Phan Chu Trinh Street, busy with lunch diners. Here, except noodle with fried tofu and guts, melons beef fried rice is also loved by many guests. Golden rice grain, enough plasticity, fried melon is just cooked, remaining the acerbity and crunchy flavor, beef is just cooked, makes the attraction of this dish. Price for a plate is from about from 1 dollar to 1.5 dollars.
Address: 8 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi (Google map)
Opening hours: From 09:00am to 06:00pm