Hanoi has been listed as one of the ten greatest street food cities in Asia. The capital city and its environs are the birthplace
of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as Pho and Bun Cha, and the city is often cited as one of the world's great food capitals.
It is also a street-eater's paradise, with a huge
range of dishes for those who want to eat like a local. In fact, many people swear that the best food in Hanoi is found on the sidewalk, with dishes that feature fish sauce, lemongrass, chillies, cilantro and many other fresh herbs. Plus lots of fresh seafood.
The city, which celebrated its 1,000th birthday last year, has put those centuries to good use perfecting its unique dishes. Although vendors often cook in small shop fronts, they serve their wares on the sidewalk,
on small plastic tables and chairs that can seem very small for overgrown foreigners.
The most popular dishes include Bun Rieu Cua (soft noodles with freshwater crab sauce), Barbecue Chicken, sticky
rice and Nem Cua Be (crab spring roll).
HCMC (Saigon) Most famous street foods include Pho (rice noodles), Banh Mi Kep Pate (sandwich with pate), and Banh Xeo (sizzling cake or fried pancakes made
of rice flour, turmeric powder, and slivers of fatty pork and shrimp). Yum Yum.