Bánh cuốn thanh trì

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While Hanoi has successfully exported some of its best recipes to lớn the outside world, pho is a prime example, a handful of its delicacies remain hidden, available lớn only the city’s connoisseurs. Banh cuon Tkhô giòn Tri is one of those under-the-radar dishes.

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Grandma Hoanh’s stall is available all day


My first experience with banh cuon Tkhô nóng Tri was also at Grandma Hoanh’s stall at number 66 To Hien Thanh khô Street. And like other Vietnamese eaters, I paid attention khổng lồ the dipping sauce before anything else. Grandma Hoanh’s amber-lượt thích colored sauce leans toward the savory side so it was complementary khổng lồ the simple rice crepes. At first, it seemed heavy with the taste of fish sauce, but then the depth came through và there were subtle sour & sweet.

Grandma Hoanh’s stall is in cthua trận proximity to lớn the Old Quarter and open all day so it is where you want to head khổng lồ if you want a quichồng fix of banh cuon Tkhô hanh Tri.

If you can manage to go a little farther beyond the area around the Old Quarter & can get up really early in the morning, I mean like 4:30 a.m. kind of early, I heard there is a more authentic place to try.Still the bamboo basket with steamed rice crepes, fish sauce, vinegar, herbs, and crispy fried shallot, Grandma Nga’s stall is one of those that still honor the tradition of making banh cuonThanh khô Tri totally by hvà.

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Her diners are mostly the elderly of her age who come to lớn her sản phẩm điện thoại stall at number 307 Bach Mai Street every morning for not only a light breakfast but also a frikết thúc to talk to lớn. 30 years of making banh cuon has given grandma Nga the chất lượng skill phối lớn recreate the virtues of the glorious banh cuon Thanh khô Tri that Hanoians hold dear in their hearts.

While I am glad that there is still someone left lớn preserve banh cuon Thanh Tri’s legacy, I cannot help wondering, what will become of this Hanoi’s delicacy when the last generation of people lượt thích grandma Nga pass away?

Now, a word of caution

Banh cuon is definitely a must try food in Hanoi. Most of the places selling banh cuon in Hanoi including those mentioned above are street food stalls, which don’t have sầu the best food hygiene standards I must say.

If you prefer clean sit-down restaurants with a nice setting, I recommover the steamed rice rolls at Red Bean Trendy near Sword Lake. The banh cuon here is not the traditional Tkhô nóng Tri version, but it is very delicious with pork và mushroom fillings, topped with shrimp floss and fried shallots.