As I mentioned in my第一次旅游指南到河内,我想要的o talk about my experiences there concerning both the food tour I took as well as the cooking class I attended since there’s so much to say on the matter. Vietnam has recently been crowned one of the world’s premier culinary destinations and there’s no better place to partake in the gourmand scene first hand than in the capital city of Hanoi. So in this Food Guide to Hanoi post, I’ll talk not only about my experiences with the food tour and the cooking school, but also five foods you don’t want to miss on a trip to Hanoi.
Like in any major city, there are countless food tour companies to choose from in Hanoi. I ended up booking with河内街美食之旅，一个公司，网上有一个健康的许多正面的评价。betway必威体育app我也很喜欢，他们有很多不同的旅游选择，即使我个人不想用摩托车做一个美食之旅的事实。（这是在下龙湾我的自行车事故发生前，但我从来没有一次就在我在越南时摩托车骑;渡街道是冒险精神不够，有时太多所以我喜欢）我也很喜欢他们的街头食品行走巡演提供一天三次。Normally I’m leery about booking and paying for a tour on the same day I arrive somewhere, but since I was landing in Hanoi in the early afternoon and my food tour wouldn’t be until the evening (I booked the 5PM-8PM tour) I figured I had a decent buffer to allow for any delays and I was right.
The tour met in the city’s Old Quarter ( less than a ten minute taxi ride from my hotel) at the booking office. I discovered that on most tours in Vietnam, you can book online but you’re also given an option to pay on the day of, the opposite of many tours in Europe and the United States. They took US dollars, but just be sure you have small bills.
My three hour street food walking tour cost $20 (yes, $20, unlike the $100 I paid for my Eating Europe Paris food tour last November) and featured 10 tastings at eight different spots. And seven of the eight stops were sit-down although, mind you, Vietnamese-style sit down (i.e. the teeny tiny chairs and tables that are barely off the ground and more appropriate for small children rather than adults). But still…
Of the ten tastings, seven were savory and three were sweet. For the large amount of food we were given, I thought this was a good ratio. Too often in the past I’ve been on food tours where there have been hardly any sweet tastings, which I’m not at all a fan of, or tours where you’re basically just served small tastings and you finish the tour still feeling hungry. This was not at all the case with Hanoi Street Food Tours. Also, my knowledge of Vietnamese cuisine was greatly expanded as six of the ten things we tried I had never eaten before, let alone heard of. Testament to the fact that Vietnamese cuisine in most American cities rises and falls with phở, which was不一个在任何一个车站的品尝。
我最喜欢的旅行是所有的e food research was done for me.Traveling to Hanoi for the first time可以很铺天盖地，逛老城区（所有的感官的一团糟），所以虽然的确有可能寻求好的餐馆尤其是，它是一个更容易为当地人做腿部为你工作。你会不会漫无目的，仍然游荡这样放心地道的餐饮。
Oddly enough, Apron Up is also a restaurant and was one of the stops on my Hanoi Street Food Tour. The restaurant is downstairs and the cooking school is on the third floor of a building in the Old Quarter which also serves as the restaurant’s kitchen (it was all such a laid back environment, so not the case in the United States).
学校提供两种组烹饪班和私网的选项。我还没有与几年前我曾在这里拍摄在匹兹堡一个其它组烹饪教室的最佳体验（很多与会者都是半斤和不成熟的），但我还是选择了一组类在这里。我想这可能是一个很好的方式，以满足一些人，因为我仍然对我自己在这一点上行驶。那么，由于旅游期间我在越南暂时极低，组类结束了只有我和另外一个女孩。这是在这个意义上，我真正有经验动手好。(The girl mentioned she heard from someone she knew who had previously attended Apron Up that typically in larger settings, you’ll only get to prepare one thing, while we prepared everything.) It was bad in the sense that the cute, petite Vietnamese instructor didn’t always approve of our chatting and wanted us working whether it was chopping, grating, stirring, etc.
The class started with a trip to the market where the instructor purchased the bulk of the ingredients we’d be using that day (the noodles and the ground pork for starters). I’m not sure if this was somewhere I would have ventured on my own (especially seeing the wet market portions) but neat all the same. I was able to stand it a bit better than the one inChâu Đốc that I visited as part of myriver cruise;一个在河内没有尽可能多的图形场景。
The five courses we made (and is what’s on the menu if you attend a group class- if you book a private class you select the five dishes you’ll make from a list of choices) were as follows:
Bún chả (grilled pork and noodles, a specialty in Hanoi)
NOM DJU DJU（木瓜沙拉）
CA PHE忠（河内蛋咖啡 - 它是如此甜蜜它像一个甜点由于包含的炼乳）
这是另一道菜我对我的美食之旅和一个我从来没有听说过（这不是真的在匹兹堡地区的任何越南餐厅的菜单）前。很酷的事情是，我们看到它正在大街上做出从一个小推车。三名妇使得它有这样的节奏和技巧。迪班豺被蒸米饭辊包括thin sheets of steamed rice batter filled with ground pork, jicama and woodear mushrooms. I just know that I would never be able to (successfully) work with rice batter…
I knew that sticky rice is huge in Thai cuisine and to a lesser degree, Cambodian (I say lesser only because I personally am not very familiar with Cambodian cooking), but didn’t know it was a “thing” in Vietnamese cuisine (once more this is attributed to my lack of knowledge). But my last stop on the food tour was kemxôi which is sticky rice and ice cream. Although I was so full by this point, not to mention really trying to stay awake, (I was only on day three in Asia and still jet-lagged), it really was delicious, especially with the inclusion of toasted coconut. It also reminded me of a sweet treat I had on my Singapore food tour called cendol.
While I love cocktails like pisco sours and whiskey sours, both of which feature the inclusion of a whipped egg white, I never would have imagined digging raw egg yolks in coffee (all I could think of was Rocky Balboa’s famous morning drink), especially since prior to my trip to Vietnam, I hadn’t ever really been a coffee drinker. But I loved egg coffee, a Vietnamese drink typically prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and robusta coffee. It’s a very rich drink and like I said above, it’s so sweet it can also be a dessert.
我不喜欢这个菜，牛肉干沙拉（阔博in Vietnamese means beef jerky), but it’s too representative of Vietnamese cuisine not to include it. I don’t really care for the taste of any beef jerky, but I could taste the superior quality of this jerky found in the salad. And the inclusion of the green papaya only added to its exotic layer.