Anyway, it was one of the many advantages of having a native guide: she could tell us all the common scams and we were pleased that our first taste of Banh Tieu wasn't tainted with being ripped off, because they were DELICIOUS!
3. Nom Thit Bo Kho, Dried Beef Papaya Salad
Next up were Banh Cuon: Vietnamese Pancakes. The pancake sheet was extremely thin and light and it was packed with pork and vegetables.
6. Goi Cuon, Vietnamese Spring Rolls
After we'd finished our Pillow Cakes and spring rolls, Miss Moon went round the table and asked which we preferred, the results were 50-50, and even the Travelling Weasels were divided (I said spring rolls, Tanbay said Pillow Cakes). Both were delicious though.
7. Hoc Giao Dam, fruit salad
Next up was a refreshing beer. Despite one of us being German, we're no beer experts. However, this one tasted as good as any other lager we've had and it was very welcome on such a hot afternoon.
9.Banh Mi, Vietnamese Sandwich
Banh Mi is yet another must for you to try when you come to Vietnam. The bread and the fillings (generally some kind of meat) are excellent.
10. Ca Phe Trung, Egg Coffee
To find out more, check out our daily vlog (number 62):
More of Vietnam
There are so many things to do in Vietnam! Sadly our trip there was too short to do too much, but luckily our good friend Janet from Journalist on the Run has a list of 50 Unique Things To Do in Vietnam. Check it out!
As I'm sure you can guess, we absolutely loved our tour with Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour. The food was delicious and it was a truly fun and authentic experience.
Vietnamese food is delicious and one of our favourite things about one of our new favourite countries. If you love food, you would be wise to make it a priority on your Vietnamese trip too!
We highly recommend the Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour. To book yours head over to their website: www.hanoistreetfoodtour.com or head straight to their offices (74 & 76 Hang Bac Street at Kim Tour's Building, Old Quarter, Hanoi). And be sure to follow them on Facebook and Google+.
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Disclaimer: Travelling Weasels were invited as guests of Hanoi Street Food Tour, however all opinions are our own as always.
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