Hanoi street foods under 10,000 VND

Hanoi is not only famous for beautiful landscapes, but also fresh, tasty and cheap street foods. Let try what you can buy with 10,000 VND or less. 

1. Fried steamed wheat flour cake: fried steamed flour



It costs just 5,000 – 7,000 VND, fried steamed wheat flour cake is usual in the meal in the afternoon. Enjoy with chili sauce or sour sweet sauce.

2. Grilled meat by stick: grilled meat


Many people like grilled meat, especially kids. It costs 7,000 – 10,000 VND for one stick and just pay more 2,000 VND to have a bread with grilled meat stick. Spend afternoon time on walking on the streets of Hanoi, visitor will see grilled shops near the side walk with great smell.

3. Banana cake, yam cake


It just costs 5,000 VND for a banana cake. The main ingredients are yam, flour and banana, then fry in cooking oil. Banana cake is fat food, so you should try 1 or 2 cakes for once.

4. Gio cake


Gio, the sound likes the name of a famous Vietnam food – Gio Cha but without Gio in it. There are 3 main ingredients inside Gio cake: rice powder, chopped chinese mushroom and meat. The cost is only 6,000 – 9,000 VND per cake.

5. Pillow cake


Its calling name like its shape: pillow. Core inside of pillow cake is quail egg and meat, costs from 8,000 – 10,000 VND. When the winter comes is the time for selling pillow cake much and everyone likes it. Enjoy with some salad and sour sweet sauce.

6. Quay



Just 2,000 – 3,000 VND for one, Quay is often enjoyed with some sauce and salad like pillow cake. It seems to be more tasty when putting this food in HOT porridge or Pho.

7. Fried food with stick


Fried food is easily found in front of schools which is for the pupil with cheap price about 6,000 – 8,000 VND. After the school time, it’s really a small party for pupil with full of smile and sharing. There are different types of stick such as: fried Nem Chua, fish, sausage and shrimp…

8. Fried cake: fried cake shop



Fried cake is classified into 2 types based on its core: salty one with meat, black mushroom and the sweet one with sugar. The main ingredients are  peanut powdern, honey or sugarrice. The sweet one just costs 3,000 – 4,000 VND while the salty one price is 5,000 VND and enjoy with some sauce.

9. Babe duck egg (Trung Vit Lon)


Babe duck eggs is a nutritional food. However, many foreigners and visitors don't like this food. It is easily found out at every pavement shop on streets of Hanoi for super or breakfast. It costs about 10,000 VND and often enjoyed with ginger and salt.

10. Quail egg (Trung cut lon)


Quail egg is not very different from babe duck egg, just smaller. Quail egg is common food, popular and loved by people in Vietnam. It is sold almost every local market. The price in local market only about 8,000 VND/ 10 eggs and in the street shop is more expensive certainly 10,000 VND/ 5 eggs or 6 eggs because of the sauce and they boil them for you. The sauce is made of salt, lemon juice, pepper and ginger.

11. Sugarcane juice



Sugarcane juice costs just from 7,000 – 10,000 VND. This is nutritious drink and the best drink for hot summer also. It is found everywhere at the drink shop with a sugarcane juice machine. Sit down and wait for 5 minuts for calling a glass of sugarcane juice, then you can satisfy your thirsty. If you don’t like to sit at the shop, you also walk on streets with a plastic bag of sugarcane juice.

12. Banh nhung (Nhung cake)




Banh Nhung costs only 5,000 VND per stack, it’s not popular food of street food in Hanoi. The kids usually like them because of its crack.

13. Bo bia


Bo Bia is a favorite street food of many people. However, no one knows clearly about its name source. The ingredients are fibers, sesame, coconut, the “bark” of foods and piece of sugar. Like spring roll, Bo Bia is also rolled. It cost only 6,000 VND. There are now many Bo Bia shops in Hanoi and other cities as well.

14. Trang Tien ice cream


Trang Tien is a street name and also a famous brand name of ice cream in Hanoi. It is not only so famous that any Hanoian knows but also almost Vietnamese people. Trang Tien ice-cream brand has been for 50 years. It’s not only cheap with price 8,000 – 10,000 VND and also special by its flavor. As its name, you just go to Trang Tien street to buy Trang Tien ice-cream, near Hoan Kiem Lake. You can buy ice cream, sit on your bike and enjoy if you don’t like sitting indoor of any ice cream shop in Hanoi. There are many couples and full of smile - a dating place, or walk around the Sword Lake while holding the ice-cream on hand.

15 . Every kind of Bong: corn bong


Many girls and kids are passionate because it is less fat and can eat in a long time. The price is only 7,000 – 9,000 VND/pack. They are usually made of cassava flour or just flour then fry.

16. Fermented yogurt with sticky rice




Considered as the food for ladies' skin, the difference in Hanoi from other region that they usually add more ingredients in yogurt to create tastes such as: fermented sticky rice or fruit. It costs only about 5,000 VND.

17. Potato storm: fried potato


Cool name huh ! this new foods for kids, it costs about 9,000 VND. The taste like many types of fried potato.

18. Mixed sour fruits



The main ingredients are sour and green fruits, such as: guava, mango, plum,… slice and mix with pepper powder and sugar, become attractive foods. It costs about 7,000 – 9,000 VND /100 gram – depend on the price of fruit.

19. Caramen: Hang Than caramen


This is an old food and it may originate from abroad. You just go to 29 Hang Than street to try this food.

20. Tao pho


Tao Pho is an unique food of Northern Vietnam for Hot summer, especially in Hanoi. It is a part of making tofu process, so the ingredient as tofu but near the last step to make tofu. The seller will slice Tao Pho to a bowl, then put ice and pour flower sugar make a bowl of cool Tao Pho. The price is about 6,000 - 8,000 VND/ bowl. The sellers are in different vehicles (bicycles or motorbikes) to go around little streets in Hanoi with unique sound “ Tao Pho de” to attract people.

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