Going to Vietnam without drinking their coffee is like going to Singapore without eating Laksa. You can definitely see coffee shops in every street corner and one can really see that the coffee culture in Vietnam is very strong. The standard Vietnamese coffee is black coffee mixed with sweet condensed milk. Their coffee is strong but because of the condensed milk, the acidity is subdued by the sweet condensed milk. We didn’t get tired of drinking their coffee anytime of the day and just sitting at their stools whether on the sidewalk or inside an upscaled coffee shop. Continue reading “Hanoi Coffee Experience”
Bún Chả is one of the most popular Hanoi street food that one should not miss. There are lots of them in every street corner however a friend recommended us to go have Bún Chả in Hang Manh. The lady in our hotel also said that this is the best place to get Bún Chả.
What is Bún Chả? Bún means white rice noodles while Chả means grilled pork. So basically, it’s grilled barbequed pork patties with white rice noodles and herbs with vinaigrette (fish sauce, vinegar, sliced papaya, chili and lime.) The vinaigrette is a little bit sweet. Bun Cha is also paired with Nem Cua Be (spring rolls). Their spring rolls are made of crab meat, pork, egg white, noodles, mushrooms and carrots. Continue reading “Porky Heaven at Bún Chả Nem Cua Be Đắc Kim”