Visiting Hanoi, tourists can enjoy delicacies made from fish such as fish noodles, fish soup, fish congee and more, which come from other provinces in the country.
Haiphong fish noodle soup
A typical bowl of Haiphong fish noodle soup has yellow color of fried fish and fish balls; green color of crunchy and chewy Doc Mung; red color of tomato; white color of noodles together with raw vegetables.
The broth of soup has sour and fragrant flavor because it is mixed with tamarind juice, not normal vinegar.
To enjoy a tasty and fragrant bowl of fish noodle soup, you can visit famous Hanoi eateries on Xa Dan street, Ton That Tung street, Tran Huy Lieu, and Nguyen Khanh Toan street with prices of VND30,000-VND45,000/bowl. ($1,5 – $2)
This cuisine comes from the northern port city of Haiphong.
Quynh Coi fish soup
According to old documents, in 17th century, fish soup was a rustic dish in Quynh Coi town of Thai Binh province.
The specialty is made from rustic materials of countryside such as fish, vegetable, and rice but is skillfully processed to create a tasty and fragrant dish.
If you have a chance to visit Quynh Coi, do not forget to enjoy a bowl of fish soup to feel the countryside flavor that is rustic and familiar but delicious and subtle.
However, you can go to a famous restaurant on Tue Tinh Street in Hanoi to enjoy this dish.
Bac Ninh fish gruel
Bac Ninh is not only famous for folk songs and wife-husband cake, but also for fish gruel.
Carp fish is chosen for this dish. It must have firm meat, few bones. Chefs will boil them and remove meat from bone, then marinate fish with spices and pour it into gruel pot.
A bowl of fish gruel has white congee and pieces of fish, green onions, herbs and cabbage, eggs and red pepper.
You can enjoy this dish on Chua Lang Street, Hanoi for VND30,000/a bowl. ($1,5)