Banh Cuon, a type of rolled rice flour pancake, is an ordinary dish which could be found with no difficulty in wherever in Hanoi. Banh Cuon is a common breakfast for many Hanoians because it is cheap and served quickly. However, if you have time, Banh Cuon nong (hot rolled rice flour pancake), served right after being made, is highly recommended for you. Here we suggest tourists a list of top 5 best places to try Banh Cuon in Hanoi, which has been appreciated by many gourmets in the Vietnamese capital.
Banh Cuon Ba Trieu
If tourists want somewhere for a total breakfast style of Hanoi in the early morning. Tourists will be served a savory full set of Banh Cuon right on the pavement of Hanoi street. Besides the popular kind of Banh Cuon, tourists can also have other options like free-meat, shrimp, egg, and so forth.
Each type of Banh Cuon Ba Trieu has its special fragrant and taste, but the most popular one may be Banh Cuon with mushroom and prawn inside (Banh Cuon nam tom). Banh Cuon Ba Trieu is white, thin, scented, and so tasty thanks to moc nhi, nam huong, and fresh prawn.
Banh Cuon Ba Trieu is cheaper than other restaurants in Hanoi, it is about 1 USD – 1.5 USD for a set full of Banh Cuon.
Address: 101 Ba Trieu Street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi.
Banh Cuon Thanh Van
Thanh Van restaurant delivers many specialties of Hanoi, but Banh Cuon is one of the most famous ones. Banh Cuon Thanh Van is spread thin and its scent is quite sweet. Up to each eater’s favor, they can choose among traditional minced pork, chicken, or shrimp. Nuoc Cham (means sauce) plays an important role in this street food, Banh Cuon also has two options: traditional fish sauce and ca cuong sauce. Besides, Banh Cuon Thanh Van is quite savory if it is served with Cha Lua.
It’s about 1.5 USD per a full set of Banh Cuon Thanh Van.
Address: No 12-14 Hang Ga street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh
Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh is one of the most long-standing restaurants in Hanoi since it’s successfully established a noticeable mark in the food map of Hanoi, thus it is not weird when Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh is a very familiar brand name to gourmets and Hanoians also.
Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh attracts eaters by its appealing looking with an immaculate white color, fragrant flavor of rice powder, and it’s spread as thin as a paper sheet. Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh will be better if it’s used with a plate of cha lua or greasy grilled pork.
Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh’s price is only 1.5 USD per a full set of Banh Cuon.
Address: 66 To Hien Thanh street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Banh Cuon Gia An
Gia An restaurant is an ideal place for someone who desires a good view, and of course with enthusiastic waiters. Having time in hand, tourists can order several types of Banh Cuon Gia An to uncover the different tastes of each type. The set of Banh Cuon Gia An are served a well-made with high quality, Banh Cuon here is a reliable place which provides one of the best Banh Cuon in Hanoi. In addition, the appearance of Banh Cuon Gia An is extremely appealing, which brings tourists s comfortable feeling when coming here.
The price of Banh Cuon Gia An is higher than other restaurants, it’s about 1.5 – 2.5 USD for a full set.
Address: 25 Thai Phien Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Banh Cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem
Banh Cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem, located in a place with no traffic issues, is suitable for those who want to release their night hunger. With a low price inversely proportional with other restaurants, thus Banh Cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem is always crowded. Sometimes customers have to queue up in a long line until being served. Banh Cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem is filled with the mixture of pork and chopped fungus. Especially, Banh Cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem is more firm with a higher density of pork, which is amazing for meat – lovers, right?
Surprisingly, with the best service and highest quality, price of Banh cuon Nguyen Binh Khiem is lower than 1 USD per a full set of Banh Cuon.
Address: 19 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi.