Every time when you hear about Ha Noi – what is the first thing you think about? To many visitors, the famous places such as the old quarters seem to be the things that appear first in their mind. Today, let’s find out about another wonderful trait of the city, Ha Noi food culture.
When you come to Hanoi, what makes you impress most in this beautiful and ancient capital? It is completely easy to understand if you choose the famous attractions. But there is a fact that with the development of tourism, these places are already so popular. You may want to discover something else. A Hanoi culinary tours can be that for you. Following the famous recent trend, in this article, together, we will consider about Ha Noi food culture. It is the other symbols and beauties of the capital of Viet Nam.
Ha Noi food culture – what makes it stand out?
As you know, each country, each region has its own culture. And the culture plays an important role in forming the majority of life’s aspects. It contributes to establishing the lifestyle, character, mindset and even the style to cook food of people. This is the reason why Ha Noi aren’t like the other cities and provinces in Viet Nam. Ha Noi food culture, in a romantic look, is the colorful and beautiful picture about the life of people who live here. These following foods are the famous foods that you should not forget to eat. When you have the chance to do Hanoi tours.
Dishes you must try when discovery Ha Noi food culture
The first representative of not only Ha Noi food culture but also Viet Nam food culture is “Phở”. “Phở” is regarded as the most famous traditional dishes of Viet Nam. It has origin from Ha Noi. The ingredients of this dish include beef, rice noodles, onion, ginger, mung bean sprout, basil, cilantro… And the most important thing that can’t be indispensable is the broth. It is made by boiling beef bones as long as possible. But the minimum time is at least 7 hours to have the exact wonderful taste. You can eat “Phở” with some accompaniments such as limes, fresh mint. There are also condiments such as hot chili, soya sauce if you like. Make sure that it will make your Pho become more delicious and you will never forget its taste.
2. Bún chả
The second symbol of Ha Noi food culture is “Bún Chả”. It is so famous that President Obama has chosen to enjoy it when he came here. Same as every dish in Viet Nam, the main ingredient of this food is rice noodles. But what makes it more awesome and delicious are grilled fatty pork and broth. These ingredients are made by fish sauce, sugar, lemon or vinegar. You can imagine that whenever you want to eat “Bún Chả”, you will be served with a full plate of rice noodles, fresh vegetable, a big bowl of sour. The sweet broth is made with a lot of grilled pork inside. This is a wonderful combination of popular ingredients that you can find everywhere in Viet Nam. No doubt that “Bún Chả” is a famous dish you have to try in this Hanoi culinary tours
3. Bún đậu mắm tôm
Another famous dish is “Bún đậu mắm tôm”. Viet Nam is a country where most of the farmers maintain their life by growing rice. We are also the second country in the world at exporting rice. So unsurprisingly the main ingredient of this food is still rice noodles. Unlike “Bún Chả”, “Bún đậu mắm tôm” doesn’t have grilled pork in it. Instead, it has fried tofu, boiled pork, and fermented shrimp sauce. Besides, it will be served with some herbs such as cilantro, basil, mint. There is one note for you is that not everyone can eat fermented shrimp sauce. Because it is quite smelly. But that just makes another special point in Ha Noi food culture
In short, Ha Noi food culture is like a beautiful picture. It reflects the life of people in here and their creation. It is not only eye-catching but also delicious and healthy. If you go on tours in Hanoi, let’s enjoy the famous foods in here as much as possible. Because for sure you can’t enjoy them fully and truly anywhere else.
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