Hanoi

Hanoi

Hanoi's Best and Wildest Banh Mi, from Pork Floss to French Fries

Alongside classics like grilled pork, Hanoi banh mi vendors are creating new mashups (think French fries and fermented sausage) that wouldn’t be out of place in NYC’s culinary scene.
Elisabeth Rosen
7.20.17
spirits

Vietnam's Traditional Rice Liquor Is Finally Going Global

The makers of Sơn Tinh, Vietnam's first internationally awarded rice liquor, want to revive the prestige of traditional rice-based spirits both at home and abroad.
Natalie B. Compton
9.27.16
Vietnam

This Restaurant Was Fined for Dressing Waitresses in Bikinis

An unnamed restaurant in Hanoi was fined last week for having waitresses who were dressed only in bikinis serve drinks to customers.
Alex Swerdloff
5.16.16
Vietnam

How to Eat to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat of Hanoi

Hanoi has already reached 106 degrees this summer. In an effort to cool off, I investigated the confusing system of foods that are considered "hot" and "cold" by Vietnamese tradition.
Lucy Sexton
8.3.15
Vietnam

Vietnamese Ice Cream Hysteria Spans Three Cultures

Ice cream shops fill up as early as at 9:30 AM, and I’ve personally witnessed locals eating kem—a.k.a. Vietnamese ice cream—on the back of a motorbike in winter rain.
Lucy Sexton
6.8.15
News

Baby Pigs in Basque Country, Banh Mi Porn, and All the Other Edible News You Missed This Week

Miss our extensive visit to Basque Country or our deep dive into the banh mi of Hanoi? There are still plenty of crumbs, so check out the leftovers here.
Munchies Staff
2.13.15
Vietnam

Thanksgiving Is Becoming a Major Event in Hanoi

Four decades after the Vietnam war, Thanksgiving is becoming popular in Hanoi. Recreating traditional Thanksgiving dishes, however, requires resourcefulness and patience, but can result in some pretty unique interpretations.
Elisabeth Rosen and Lucy Sexton
11.27.14