FOOD ~ Hanoi, Hoan Kiem

[Hanoi] My favorite dishes in Nha 9NKC

We arrived Nha 9NKC after long walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Opera House. Despite my tiredness and hunger for food, I must say I was impressed with vintage decor and vibe of this restaurant. However, because of the noise from guests, I could not fully feel the atmosphere. It was full of young local… Continue reading [Hanoi] My favorite dishes in Nha 9NKC

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[Hanoi] Lu Quan {CLOSED}

Year 2017 / The place is closed, now they only sell roasted chickens - ga nuong lu (their signature dish before) via their FB page https://www.facebook.com/LuQuan.No1/ Well, I'm back! The AAG communications cable system was completely fixed yesterday, my Internet flow has run well again. I'm happy 😀 I've known this restaurant from a local… Continue reading [Hanoi] Lu Quan {CLOSED}

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Street food: Phở gà Bà Lâm – Phố Nam Ngư

I intended to write a new review for my favorite Chicken Pho in Hanoi, then I found this post, which covered most of things I would tell.

I only wanted to add some pictures with description. The rest of the story, please read the article below. 🙂

Pho Lam
7 Nam Ngu, Hanoi

Remember to visit the correct destination!
Remember to visit the correct destination!
The star of the show, Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)
The star of the show, Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)

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Article on newspaper The Age, Monday, 11 July 1988, stated that it is best chicken soup (aka Pho) in town.
Article on newspaper The Age, Monday, 11 July 1988, stated that it is was best chicken soup (aka Pho) in town.

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I find my way back to the basic of Hanoi’s street food, Phở Gà! Words by me. Edits by Nick Ross. Photos by Julia Vola. The article was published on Word Vietnam Issue January 2015. 

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Phở Gà – Back to basic

I was surprised myself when being told from our Chief Editor that we have not yet covered a full story on Phở Gà – Hanoi chicken noodle. To me, maybe Phở Gà is the most basic and an absolute staple of local street food, that makes us, Street Snacker writers, all think that it must have been covered long ago. It somehow explains why it remains uncovered story. Therefore, I decided to find my way back to Hanoi’s basic and simple but flavorful traditional Phở.

To Hanoians, Phở Gà could be said as something of their “daily routine”. Phở Gà is served for breakfast, but also for a…

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[Hanoi] The Intoxicated Rhythm of Chocolate [CLOSED]

What makes Tho be excited and happy? Tiramisu and Chocolate! Okay...What makes her feel drunken? A house of Chocolate! Sunday, the next day after I surfed Facebook page of a new Chocolate cafe, with chocolate truffles and chocolate drinks, I decided to give it a try (and I came there twice on that day!) THE… Continue reading [Hanoi] The Intoxicated Rhythm of Chocolate [CLOSED]

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[Hanoi] The Moose n Roo Pub n Grill

Well, this post is a bit outdated because I came to the restaurant during Tet holiday, however, I hope I still can deliver the atmosphere. The menu was limited, due to difficulties in food supply in Lunar New Year. The Moose n Roo Pub n Grill located in the heart of a busy street of… Continue reading [Hanoi] The Moose n Roo Pub n Grill

FOOD ~ Hanoi, Hoan Kiem

[Hanoi] DC Bistro Boutique (renamed to Bar-rique Brasserie)

DC Bistro Boutique has been always my must-visit place whenever I'm in the mood called "French-style food" plus "reasonable price". I've been here several times, but I would write about my two most "impression" experiences. It is cozy place, first floor has small bar where I saw many foreigners chatted with French manager (I think),… Continue reading [Hanoi] DC Bistro Boutique (renamed to Bar-rique Brasserie)

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[Hanoi] Yogurt of Childhood

It is said that childhood memory would guide present behavior of adult life, in my case, I guess food has involved huge part in it. Most of my childhood happiest moments, always had various form of food, somehow, and I surely don't have plans to mind-erase those pleasures... This post is for a healthy childhood… Continue reading [Hanoi] Yogurt of Childhood

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Cafe Giang – the story of Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Egg coffee (Cà phê trứng), is creativeness of Hanoi's culture, has become famous around the world by viva voce (word of mouth) of many foreign tourists who have tried it. Some of my foreign friends, said that it is their most memorial experience of Hanoi. Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter, behind only… Continue reading Cafe Giang – the story of Vietnamese Egg Coffee

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[Hanoi] Thien Nhien Quan – Hot Pot for Winter

Perfect and common activity in Hanoi winter is chatting or drinking with friends while surrounding a smoky and flavorful hot pot. Regarding Wikipedia, "Hot pot (also known as steamboat in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei), refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the… Continue reading [Hanoi] Thien Nhien Quan – Hot Pot for Winter

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[Hanoi] Late Supper in An Unusual Winter Night

My little sister "scolded" me yesterday because of my laziness. Therefore, I promised myself that I will put more effort in writing this year! Here we go, let's start the first post of 2015 with a creative Pho, my favorite one, Pho Bo Sot Vang (Pho with Vietnamese Beef Stew) During nearly 100-year of French… Continue reading [Hanoi] Late Supper in An Unusual Winter Night