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Snapshots from Vietnam: A Guide To Hanoi's Best Street Food

Jamie Feldmar 16 comments

An edible tour of Hanoi's unique streetside offerings, from frozen yogurt to chicken in a can. More

Snapshots from Vietnam: Wet Market Tour in Hanoi

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Need some still-alive crabs? Fresh coconut? Silk worms to sauté later with lime leaf? You can find all that (and a bag of baby shrimp) at Cho Chau Long, a wet market in Hanoi. More

Vietnamese Street Food: Bánh Cuốn

J. Kenji López-Alt 21 comments

Finding good food in Hanoi is a reasonably simple experience: just stop at any one of the hundreds of portable burners that dot the house-fronts and street-sides, pull up a battered plastic seat, and point at what you want. Your choice is pretty easy: most places serve only a single specialty. More

One of the Best Burgers I've Had in Asia at Hanoi's My Burger Mỹ

A Hamburger Today Daniel O'Sullivan 5 comments

Editor's note: A few months ago, Daniel O'Sullivan contributed a review on Kraze Burger in South Korea while teaching English there. Now he's traveling around Asia for the next two months and documenting the goodies on his blog Street Foodie.... More

Is Street Food in Vietnam Endangered?

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Photograph from noodlepie on Flickr As part of a continuing campaign to make Hanoi "green, clean, and beautiful," the local Vietnamese government implemented a partial ban on street vending, effective July 1. But what is downtown Hanoi without the street food? According to blogger Graham Holliday of noodlepie, "you take the food off the street and you just have street." A potentially more sanitary, but way less delicious, very sad street. Next to frenetic motorbike taxis, hawking pho and fruits gives Hanoi its heartbeat. Vending is also an important part of many Vietnamese livelihoods, but as Hanoi becomes increasingly built-up and developed, supermarkets will displace the traditional markets and street vendors as the city hopes to embrace a spic and... More

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