I became a bit obsessed with the food scene in Hanoi over the course of my week spent in Northern Vietnam. I must admit, I was overwhelmed with the options presented, especially as a solo traveler, since I didn’t have anyone to confirm one stall looked better than another! After scouring blogs and walking around the Old Quarter for hours at a time I finally decided on a few spots to try … I just had to sit in one of the small blue stools and try this street food out for myself!
I also fell in love with Vietnamese coffee – thank goodness! The coffee is brewed in a specific way and is often enjoyed with sweet condensed milk a practice that began with the French as fresh milk was hard to come by.
Before leaving Hanoi I also had to visit Beer Corner where the famous Bai Hoi is served – homemade beer that is unpreserved and brewed daily and delivered in kegs. Beer Corner in the Old Quarter was a great place to sit and write in my journal as I watched the motorbikes fly by.
I was greeted with an extra special treat when I came across a styled wedding photo shoot … eating street food. Coming from a destination wedding planner, that was very neat!