Local flavor

Beef stew with bread

On early winter days, having a bowl of hot beef stew with Vietnamese bread is a good breakfast choice for visitors to Hanoi
Beef stew with bread has been for long favored by Hanoians. It is common to see people queuing to enjoy the dish on Dinh Ngang, Thai Thinh, Ta Hien and Chan Cam streets where the dish is believed to be best made.

The decisive factor of the dish is a delicious beef stew with the specific flavors of fresh beef, red wine, cinnamon, star anise, potatoes, carrots and seasonings.

Places for trying the dish in Hanoi:

Tram bread, No.30, Dinh Ngang st, Hoan Kiem.

Hao Hao Beef stew with bread, No.1B Chan Cam st, Hoan Kiem.

Miss Nga’s bread, No.3 Ta Hien st, Hoan Kiem.

Hieu Luc’s bread, No.326 Ba Trieu st, Hai Ba Trung.

Story: Ngan Ha  -   Photos: Khanh Long

Banh te in Son Tay

Banh te in Son Tay

Banh te (rice cake with minced pork, onions, wood ears fillings) is known as a specialty in Son Tay town on the outskirts of Hanoi. The cake is a common offering at religious ceremonies and festivals and is also a quick and easy breakfast or snack of Hanoians.