Album: Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Bong Ruom Street (Tho Nhuom) in 1962. (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoa Phong Tower at Hoan Kiem lake (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Dao intersection in 1960 (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Co station in 1960 (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Bai street in 1960 (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Dao street in 1926 (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Dong Xuan market in 1954 (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Old Pham Ngu Lao street (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Quat street (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Bao An tower, Hoan Kiem lake in 1884-1885 (photo courtesy of Dr. Hocquard)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Ngo Quyen street (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Opera House and Trang Tien street (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hang Hom street (photo: VNA)

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hue street (photo: belleindochine.free.fr)

01/03/2018 16:27

When it gets cold in Hanoi, banh gio cravings arise

Among the myriad Vietnamese dishes made with rice, be it main courses, side-dishes or snacks that are meals in themselves, the softest gluey texture belongs to the banh gio (rice dough dumpling with minced pork and wood ear mushrooms inside).

22/02/2018 11:17

‘Thac lac’ fish, a specialty and pride of Hau Giang

Nature has particularly bounteous in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, providing water loaded with minerals that is home to the most delicious thac lac fish (clown knife fish) compared with other regions in the country. The flesh is fragrant, firm and crisp-skinned.

22/02/2018 11:12

More than a bowl of noodles, “pho” is history

There are many theories regarding its origin. Some say it started as a variation on pot-au-feu, a French beef stew dish. Others believe it’s the heir to a Chinese beef noodle soup or to a traditional Vietnamese dish of noodles with buffalo meat. What is certain is that “pho”, a simple yet deceptively complex dish of noodles served with beef or chicken in a hot bowl of broth, has become Vietnam’s pride on the world map of cuisine.