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Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

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“Hanoi: What to eat” The Series

Vietnamese Noodles Is More Than Phở (Pho Hanoi)

Pho Hanoi seems to be familiar with most of people, who have interest about Hanoi. It is regarded as a spirit of Hanoi.

Let’s take a Hanoi Tour to know more about Things to do in Hanoi and has a chance to taste Pho Hanoi

But there is much more than Phở. You might be suprise with different type of noodle in Hanoi.

You might fall in love with the Hanoi’s Cuisine.

A. Phở – Rice noodle

A.1. What is phở?

Phở is a kind of rice noodle, made by steaming rice batter into thin sheet and then cut them into strand, is thin, flat, and white compared to other types of Vietnamese noodle.

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Phở is thin and flat string

 A.2. Phở Bò (Beef Rice Noodle)

  • Pho Bò Hanoi(Beef Noodle Soup)

Mentioning Hanoi Pho, the most common type of phở can be thought of is phở bò, beef noodle soup. Considering the best bowl of phở bò, several things are counted: the translucency of the soup, the quality of the beef and the thinness of the noodle. Above all is the perfect seasoning of saltiness, sourness from lemon and sweetness from the bone-stewed broth. Phở can also be eat with quẩy (fried bread).

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Chili and lime create an amazing flavor of Phở

Adding chili, fish sauces, lime and other herbs can amazingly increase the flavor of phở and therefore can give you a full experience of Hanoi’s the most representative food.

  1. Phở Thìn, 13 Lò Đúc Street – 5:00am to 9:00pm
  2. Phở Tư Lùn, 23C Hai Bà Trưng Street – 6:00am to 9:30pm
  3. Phở Lâm, 48 Hàng Vải Street – 6:00am to 10:00am
    *Phở Lâm is famous for Soup Beef Heel Muscle Noodle.
  • Phở Bò Xào (Stir-fried Beef Noodle)

If noodle soup is too familiar with you, let’s try the stir-fried version, which is also comparably fantastic! This is the new taste of Pho Hanoi.

Stir-fried beef phở has the same ingredient as the soup version, but without the broth and is cooked by frying those ingredients.

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Stir-fried Noodle, a creative dish from Phở

Herbs, chili and lime can also be added, but merely optional


Pho xao Phu My, 45B Bát Đàn Street.

A.3. Phở gà

If you don’t like beef or you can eat beef, why don’t you give a try with Pho ga (Chicken Noodle soup). Pho Hanoi is also famous for this type of Pho.

Also consists of noodle, broth and meat, phở gà is different with chicken. In using chicken and its bone to create the broth, phở gà is somehow more delicate and light in flavor.

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Phở gà – Chicken noodle – A special Hanoi Food

Interestingly, famous phở gà restaurants usually open at night, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.


Phở Hà, 15 Hàng Hòm Street

Phở Nguyệt, 5 Phủ Doãn Street

*Price (all types): 40.000 ≈ 60.000 VND (1.5 ≈ 3 USD)

To get more information about Best Pho in Hanoi, please click here.

We’ve just been through Pho Hanoi, then What is more than Pho Hanoi? 

B. Bún – Rice Vermicelli

B.1. What is bún?

Bún is also a type of rice noodle, but more round in form, like sticks.

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Noodle made in long slender threads

B.2. Bún Chả (Grilled Pork Noodle)

Bún chả is served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side bowl of sour, sweet and salty dipping sauce. The indescribable harmony of sourness, sweetness and saltiness of the sauce with the deep seasoned grilled pork, and also with light austerity of the rice vermicelli promises to be a unforgettable taste once tried.

Pho Hanoi - Hanoi What to eat
Bun Cha – A signature food of Hanoi

Crispy grilled pork with sour and sweet saucy, with the austere white rice vermicelli stand for the signature elegance and delight in Hanoi food.


  1. 74 Hàng Quạt Street (in a small alley), 10:00am to 2:00pm
  2. 34 Hàng Than Street, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  3. 67 Đường Thành Street, 10:000am to 8:00pm

B.4. Bún Thang

Bún thang is a slightly sweet noodle soup infused with the taste of stewed shrimp. A bowl of bún thang contains many colors working a harmony: the white tangled vermicelli sets off the red of the shrimp, the pink of sliced pork paste, the yellow of sliced fried eggs, cleaved chicken, salty egg yolk, and the green of fragrant knotweed and basil.

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An elegant flower of Hanoi food

The attractive look of bún thang, like colorful blossoming flower, with the light touch of shrimp sauces leaves you an amazing experience of the Hanoi elegant taste.

Apart from Pho Hanoi, Bun Thang is also regarded as the traditional Hanoi food.


  1. 11 Hạ Hồi, 6:00am to 11:00pm
  2. 29 Hàng Hành, 6:00am to 9:30pm

 B.3. Bún Đậu Mắm Tôm (Fermented Shrimp Paste Noodle)

Bún đậu mắm tôm, shortly called as bún đậu, has 3 main ingredients: rice vermicelli noodle, fried tofu and fermented shrimp paste, also optionally with boiled pork and chả cốm, Vietnamese jaded-rice sausage.

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Bún Đậu Mắm Tôm – A dish that you should never miss when coming to Hanoi


  1. 29 Alley, Hàng Khay Street. 10:00am to 9:00pm
  2. 1 Phan Phù Tiên Street, 10:00am to 2:00pm

*Price (for all types): 30.000 ≈ 60.000 VND (1.5 ≈ 3 USD)

C. Miến – Glass Noodle

If you don’t want Bun or Pho Hanoi for your food anymore, since they have been introduced to you several times.

Why don’t you taste Miến?

C.1. What is miến?

Miến is made of mung bean, or Canna edulis

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Miến – a different type of Vietnamese noodle

It’s first gray, stiff in shape and opaque but turn transparent and stretchy after cooked.

Besides cooking a bowl of miến, miến is also used as an ingredient in making spring rolls. Compared to other kind of noodle, the stickiness of miến makes Vietnamese dishes really appetizing and interesting.

C.2. Miến Lươn (Eel Glass Noodle)

Miến lươn nước (Eel glass noodle soup)

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Eel Glass Noodles

Miến lươn nước simply has 3 main ingredients: fried eel, glass noodle and broth. However, the amazing broth of miến lươn nước with hành dăm, a Vietnamese special herb leave you a light but memorable taste of seafood.

Although not as famous as other noodle dishes, miến lươn promises to be an memorable tasty experience in your Hanoi food’s collection

Miến lươn xào (Stir-fried eel glass noodle)

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Stir-fried eel glass noodle

Miến lươn xào is a stir frying version of miến lươn nước. With interesting combination of sour pickled cucumber, fried onion, and eggs with glass noodle and eel, miến lươn xào is also a dish you should not miss when visiting Hanoi.

Miến lươn trộn (Mixed eel noodle)

Miến lươn trộn, also comprise of noodle and eel, is special for the amazing sour and sweet sauce that is used to mix with noodle and eel. With pickled cucumber and other Vietnamese special herb, this dish is also in your should-not-miss food list when coming to Hanoi.


1 Chân Cầm Street, 7:00am to 10:00pm

87 Hàng Điếu Street. 87:00am to 10:00pm

*Price:40.000 ≈ 60.000 VND (2 ≈ 3 USD)

Take your time, Pho Hanoi is not the only special dish in Vietnam.

Take several days in Hanoi, you might be amazed with the attractiveness of the food in Hanoi, especially Hanoi noodles – a beauty of Vietnam.

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All about ✅ HANOIKIDS TOUR that you should know before doing the Free Tour.


Let’s see how Hanoikids tour work.

Hanoikids tour have been recommended by many travelers visiting Hanoi city, especially have rated 5-star on tripadvisor for many years. 

Hanoikids has beeen the top 1 thing to do in Hanoi on tripadvisor . Have you heard about Hanoikids Tour and would love to travel to Vietnam, the tour that has been one of the top thing to do on tripadvisor for more than 3 years  If you want to visit Hanoi, meeting the local university free tour guides, booking a hanoikids tour is best way to truly understand Vietnam on the eyes of locals.

All about Hanoikids Tour

There are several situations that you can book a free tours with Hanoikids in hanoi

If you are one of those, try to read carefully before doing the hanoikids tour booking.

  1. Family hanoikids tour booking

hanoikids tour booking email is often be full with the tourist with the whole family, this is very common to travel with your kids to a new city like Hanoi, and choosing a hanoikids tour is a good option for your family. If you have kids, it would be better to inform before the tour to customize the activities interesting Kids.

  1. Solo Travelers  hanoikids tour booking

If you are a solo traveller visiting Vietnam and would like to book a Hanoikids tour you will be guided by one university student from Hanoikids. To minimize the cost of travel for backpackers, asking for joining a group to will be a good idea of saving money. Because you need to pay for the tickets and transportation.

  1. Group of Friends hanoikids tour booking

There could be more than one kids guiding you around Hanoi to make sure all of you have chance of having conversations with locals.
Having a private car (van) also a good idea to avoid taxi scams and visit as many places as possible ( Time is limited). 

Hanoikids Tour Package

Hanoi kids provide several types of tours that interest you. note that, your tour can be customized to meet your interest.

The tours provided by Hanoikids cover:

Hanoi the old quarter, Sword Lake area, French Quarter,  Hoa Lo prison, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, West lake area, Bat Trang pottery village.

For half day of Hanoikids tour you can book

  • Option 1: Old Quarter and French Quarter
  • Option 2: word Lake area, French Quarter,  Hoa Lo prison
  • Option 3: Bat Trang pottery village
  • Option 4: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature and West lake area

Duration: 3 hours for half day tours, 4-5 hours for full-day tours which cover 2 option above.
Pick up: at your hotel


  • You will pay for all the expenses during the tours like taxi, food and drinks.
  • The places can be flexible depending on your time and preference.
  • Almost all site attractions are closed in the evening, therefore the evening tours are often taken place in the Old Quarter.

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Temple of literature – Hanoikids Tour

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Temple of literature Hanoikids Tour

The Temple of Literature is one of the first visit during the tour with Hanoi kids, which is the oldest university in hanoi, and Vietnam as well,  where the royal exams were held to choose the talents for helping the country. Originally, temple of literature dedicated to Confucius, this complex was built in 1070. Nowadays, no longer is it is considered as a university and became one of the most popular tourist destination for visitors travelling to Hanoi.

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 – 11:30 & 13:30 – 16:30
  • Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Van Mieu, Dong Da,
  • Hanoi Price Range: VND 30,000/Adult ( VND 15.000 with Card Students)Ho Chi Minh complex – Hanoikids Tour

HCM Complex is the second place if you book a Hanoikids Tour

Hanoikids tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex
Hanoikids tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex

The Ho Chi Minh complex consists of the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, living space of president Ho Chi Minh, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda.

  • For further information you can read : Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Note: Visitors are required to wear shirts with sleeves and pants under knees.

Hoa Lo Prison – Hanoikids Tour

Hoa Lo Prison, hanoi,

The political prison built by French to arrest vietnamese prisioners during the wars is an area that you should include in the tour with Hanoi kids members. The prison was then taken over by Vietnamese government and used to arrest pilots, including John Mccain. during the wars with the US


Hanoikids Tripadvisors

Great experience with Hanoikids

Spent an interesting and informative morning with Joy and Hang from Hanoikids tour, we visited the mausoleum and temple of literature the knowledge both girls had was amazing which made our visit much more interesting than if we would of gone alone. Joy and Hang were a pleasure to spend time with and a tour with Hanoikids is a must for anyone visiting Hanoi

Highly recommended,


Thank Triapdvisor for letting me know Hanoikids.


We booked a full day tour with Hanoi kids in advance. On our first day Yun picked us up in our hotel earlier than our meeting time and she was very kind to wait for us while we still have breakfast. She’s very lovely, polite and knowledgeable. She brought us to the Ho Chin Minh Complex and Temple of Literature which I don’t think I would enjoy without her interesting stories and facts. She also brought us to St. Joseph’s cathedral, around Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and we had lunch at local Vietamese restaurant to try Bun Cha. If we weren’t too tired from our midnight flight we could still visit a lot of places and I felt really bad when we had to part ways. This free city to tour is a must when in Hanoi!

Gifts for Hanoikids after tours.

Tipping in Vietnam is not how things are done. So the same goes for Hanoikids Tour

Give Kids Quality chocolate, cologne or perfume, Small currency from your country such as coins if available.

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Hanoikids Tour reports from guides.

  1. Report 1. 10/2016. Nga

Here is my afternoon today with 2 young sisters who booked a hanoikids tour in the last minute through Triapdvisor

I got their hotel 15 minutes earlier as normal, waiting for them in the lobby.
Simply, I asked them where they had been to and where they would like to visit. A quick discussion was done to know that their needs were visiting as many places as possible because they had only one day in Hanoi. Then, I took them to HCM complex, one pillar pagoda which were mention in the hanoikids’ tour booking email for a short while before truly being a informative guide at temple of literature where there were many university students having their graduation pics taken. After that taking a taxi to Hoan Kiem lake is a good way to save time for a cup of egg coffee at Giang Cafe, they loved it! 🙂
once again, it was very interesting to visit Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge to see how locals delivery food, vegetable.

– Time: 2:00Pm-4:45Pm
– Destinations: HCMC, temple of literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Egg coffee, Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge,O Quan Truong

  1. Report 2. 10/2016.

“Today I met an awesome couple from the US, (the contry with a lot of tour booking with hanoikids.)
They told me a lot of stories that I had not heard about before from how they met each other to how they have been together organizing a non-profit healthcare company in Myanmar.
Visiting almost all the tourist destinations, 3 coffee stores, several local places helped the tourists get to know more about the beauty of our country.

they also told me that they would definitely recommend hanoikids tour to their friends if they visit hanoi, so I made friends with them on facebook and sent them our tour booking from on our hanoikids official website.

One the way to the hotel, the tourists gave the 30 US dollars and told me that their day with me was much more worth than a private food tour they had taken yesterday.! Nice! J

the thing has made my day is that I got 10 dollars for our organization.
not a lot, but hope that 10 dollars would help us have a better room for the mewbie first meeting, better training program!!!
Try up! “

  1. Hanoikids Tour report 3 

Tourist: Emily, Chris, Sam and Emily’s teacher (Singapore)
Guide: Đào và Thanh Thanh
Places: Vietnam national museum of history, HCM complex and Cộng cà phê.
Just by accident, Thanh and i supported each other again and this tour was AWESOME and became one of my memorable tours. We guided 4 tourists from Sing. Three of them are in their middle 30s and their teacher is even older but they are not only nice, polite but also CUTE, open and funny. We laughed almost of the tour due to their cuteness and humors.
Thanh is cool tour guide, she provided us a lot of information about our president. They were very useful and interesting. She is worthy of the being- member of Vietnamese communist party.
During the tour, we learned a lot from them. Each meal, they always shared their drinks and food. The way they took care together and showed their affection. I specially admire the friendship between Emily and Chris.
The reason made this tour special than others was i found my lost sister from Singapore. Thank to Thanh, Emily and I found each other. We are on the same team because we have a lot of things in common.
This tour was so meaningful and made our days. We are very happy and lucky to be your members.

Hanoikids Forum

Hanoikids forum is where Kids could discuss a lot of topic like how to be a informative, professional tour guide or even common talks as other forum.

How to book free Hanoikids tours

There are several situations that you can book a free tours with Hanoikids in hanoi, If you are one of those, try to read carefully before doing the hanoikids tour booking. access Hanoikids official website to book their free city tours!

Besides, there are also many student-run organizations providing tourists with the free tour services as Hanoikids in Hanoi. Such us Hanoi Free Tour Guides, Hanoi Free Walking Tours, Hanoi Free Local Tours.

They all have excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, so if hanoikids tour booking of yours is difficult, or in the waiting list, consider visiting Hanoi Free Local Tours to raise the chance!

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