Taste specialties of central Vietnam right in Hanoi

Last update 09:00 | 18/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – There are a lot of delicious dishes in central Vietnam, but the most popular specialties are beef noodle soup, grilled spring rolls and rice paper cake wrapped with pork meat. Now tourists can taste these dishes in Hanoi.

Quang noodles

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The dish originated from Quang Nam province but gradually became popular and typical for the central area of Vietnam.

Compared to other noodles, and noodle soups, of Northern people, Quang noodles have its own feature. It is not fully watered; just mix materials to absorb spices.

The dish is not only tasty, but also eye-catching with red shrimp, white pork meat, yellow egg and green fruits and vegetables.

It is served with roasted rice crackers or roasted peanuts.

You can find this dish on the streets of Quang Trung, Nguyen Hong, and Ngoc Khanh.

Banh cuon (rice paper cake with pork meat)

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You just need simple materials such as: pork meat, rice paper cake, raw vegetables.

Da Nang people created a dish hard to resist. It presents in Hanoi with little variation but typical flavor remains unchanged.

You can choose boiled pork meat or fried meat to wrap with raw vegetables, pineapple, carrot, and sliced cucumber, then coat with rice paper cake.

Dip in its sauce, and you will feel the sweetness of meat, coolness of vegetables, softness of rice paper cake together with typical fragrance of dipping sauce.

In Hanoi, you can find this dish on Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Truc Khe Street, Duy Ta Street, etc.

Hue beef noodle soup

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Compared to other dishes of the central region in Hanoi, Hue beef noodle soup is the most popular.

Diners can choose the dish for any meal in day including for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Apart from round long white noodles, a right Hue beef noodle soup must have porsaan potka, thin slices of beef, thin slices of boiled blood, and a slice of pork roll.

However, the difference of Hue beef noodle soup from Hanoi noodle is spicy and sweet broth.

In Hanoi, it is easy to find the dish along Nguyen Thuong Hien Street, To Hieu Street, Kham Thien Street, etc.

Grilled minced pork rolls

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Unlike spring rolls or fried fermented spring rolls, the grilled minced pork rolls are made of minced pork meat mixed with pork skin, then marinated with salt, pepper, sugar, roasted rice powder and then wrapped around lemongrass stalks or bamboo sticks, grilled on charcoal fire.

It is served with raw vegetables, bean sprouts, green banana and dipped with broth.

You can find this dish on the streets of Thuy Khue, Doi Can, Phan Huy Ich or Kim Lien market.

Hue cakes

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Hue cakes include tapioca cake, pancakes, steamed shrimp rice cake, bloating fern-shaped cake, etc.

Hue restaurants in Hanoi for your reference are located on Lang Ha Street, Hang Bong, and Thai Thinh.

Compiled by Pha Le

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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