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Chả cá lã vọng
Legend has it that a house cook named Lã Vọng created this popular recipe. This Vietnamese special dish is made from catfish marinated in lemon garlic seasoning and served with vegetables and sweet and sour sauce which is very delicious.
The best place to try it: There’s no doubt that Chả Cá Thăng Long in Duong Thanh in the Old Quarter is the best!
Bún chả is believed to have originated from Hanoi, and you will easily find this pork and roasted noodle dish in the Old Quarter. The pork itself is delicious, but the specialty of this dish is a dip sauce made from fish sauce, garlic, and chili.
The best place to try it: The first bún chả restaurant in Hanoi is at Gia Ngư located in the Old Quarter, and Gia Ngư Restaurant is now continuing the tradition.
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Imagine wide rice noodles stuffed with seasoned pork, onions and wood ear mushrooms, and then steamed perfectly. That is bánh cuốn! Make sure you try it when visiting Hanoi.
The best place to try it: With a score of 4.7 from customers, Bánh Cuốn Nóng Kim Thoa is at 49 Hàm Tử Quan, right outside the Old Quarter, on the banks of the Red River (Hoàn Kiếm Lake).