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Cha ca – Vietnamese Grilled Fish – the cultural cuisine in Hanoi

Cha ca – Vietnamese Grilled Fish – the cultural cuisine in Hanoi

If you are making a list of top must-try food in Hanoi, do not forget to spare a room for “Cha Ca” (Chả Cá – Grilled Fish). The special taste of “Cha Ca” will leave tourists a deep impression with the unforgettable flavor, elegance, and sophistication of Hanoi cuisine.

Mỳ gà tần – an irresistible comfort when winter comes

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Mỳ gà tần is a sound combination of instant noodles, mugwort, and oriental herbs. With such not only yummy but super healthful ingredients, it is a common dish for sick people, especially after they have recovered. Not long ago, when I caught the terrible flu, each day, my mother bought me a portion of this dish. Despite my having no appetite, the noodles were pretty enjoyable and fragrant with the smell of chicken and mugwort mixed with different types of herbs which are particularly good for one’s recovery. Best served when hot, this would not be the top choice in boiling summers, but in bleak winters in Hanoi.

Bun Bo Hue – A great balance of flavors

Bun Bo Hue – A great balance of flavors

Bun Bo Hue (Hue beef noodle soup) is a specialty of Hue – the former capital of Vietnam. The name is to distinguish beef noodle soup from Hue and other provinces. Although the major components are also rice vermicelli and beef, what makes the dish distinctive is the perfect balance of its spicy, sour, salty, and sweet flavors. Nonetheless, the predominant flavor sometimes comes from lemongrass, one of the indispensable ingredients to create a superb bowl of Bun Bo Hue

Advanced Training with Hanoikids

Following the success of many Advanced Training courses, Hanoikids organized this annual event in 2020 to provide Kids with professional knowledge about Hanoi’s culture and historical landmarks besides 5 basic sites in Basic Training. It was a sunny day in October 2020 for over 70 members of Hanoikids to take part in the Advanced TrainingExplore

Tour Experience Sharing Seminar – Sharpen our Travel Mates

With an aim of preparing the information and experience for Kids, TOUR EXPERIENCE SHARING SEMINAR (TESS) – an annual event of Hanoikids is organized by the cooperation of two departments: Training Department and Tour Operations Department (TOD). To the new “Kids”, not only the number of tours but also the tours’ quality are important tributesExplore

The Journey 1750

I. General information about “The Journey 1750”:“The Journey 1750” is a cultural project established by students of the Hanoikids Voluntary English Club in 2015 with the desire to bring the students in Hanoi the opportunity to learn and improve knowledge about the history and the traditional culture of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general.FollowingExplore

Tour with Mr. Evan Medeiros – Senior Director For Asian Affairs, National Security Council at The White House

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Thanks to the Tour Operation Department for giving us this nice tour. It is like a special gift for my birthday. I hope our club will receive many more tours like this and Hanoikids will greatly contribute to the development of good relationships between Vietnam and The USA as the slogan: “Be a little ambassador of Hanoi”.

First experience in Vietnam with Hanoikids


A few days ago, I had a very interesting discovery in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. My travel mates on this journey are from Hanoikids. I knew them through reviews on Tripadvisor. Before coming to Vietnam, I thought this was a peaceful and a bit nostalgic country. Therefore, I decided to visit Hanoi toExplore

Bánh trôi tàu – A warm Vietnamese dessert for a sweet tooth

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If you find yourself wandering on the streets of Hanoi on a late winter evening, a short stop at a “Bánh Trôi Tàu” vendor is much-needed to warm your body up in the stinging cold weather. Being lesser-known to tourists than bánh mì or other kinds of noodles, yet bánh trôi tàu is a favorite street food of the residents of Hanoi when chilly breezes sweep through the city.