Grilled spring rolls
If you have ever been to Hanoi during the days of the northeast monsoon, observing the pace of life here you will see that along the streets there are countless types of grilled restaurants. Perhaps partly because Hanoi has winter, the weather is cold, so people often like to sit and sip at hot restaurants. These are potatoes, corn, boiled cassava to the feet of chicken wings, quail… and especially the grilled spring rolls. It will bring a feeling of chill in the first days of winter to you.
You don’t confuse it with the spring rolls sold at the school gate, and it’s not the fried spring rolls. It is grilled spring rolls! As a familiar and extremely attractive snack from Hanoi city, grilled spring rolls always have a special place in the list of the most delicious snacks in Hanoi. Easy to eat, delicious to eat, pleasant spicy taste and not tired of eating a lot, that’s what people say about grilled spring rolls.
Population – People of Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital where there are many job opportunities, which means that the population density is high everywhere. Foreigners also settle in Hanoi because Vietnam is a country with a relatively low cost of living. Tourists love Hanoi like a virgin girl waiting by the willow trees swaying in the autumn wind in a perfect picture on the banks of Sword Lake shimmering magically when the street lights up. Hanoi in its paradox, it is noisy but quiet.
Everyone is smiling and satisfied with their lives, with many hardships, many beliefs but very happy and optimistic when returning home in the evening with a simple meal of warm family reunion. With a few jars of draft beer, a few spring rolls, a few stories, everyone was in a happy atmosphere and ready to prepare for a new day. They came to Hanoi first for economic reasons. After that, many people loved the people and this land, so they settled down for a long time.
Milk flower scent
Living in Hanoi, being a Trang An, every autumn, we look up at the green leaf arches, waiting for the little milk flowers. In the memory of Hanoians, autumn without seeing and enjoying the passionate milk flower scent, that autumn cannot be said to be complete. The Ha Thanh people elegantly walk on Co Ngu street, cannot forget to stop and introduce to foreign friends about this close, familiar tree full of memories.
Love how the silent dedication of milk flowers! Does anyone feel that milk flowers are emitting fragrance when the messy life is still in front of them. Only when the city lights up, the pace of human life has temporarily slowed down, will that small bunch of flowers get a lot of attention. They put aside the worries of life to ask a question: “Since when did the tree bloom so beautifully?” In the midst of the city’s dust during the day, anyone can feel the scent of flowers wrapping around them. Milk flower silently devoted to life its fragrance and soothing heart, but life swept the elegant Trang An people away and only calmed down when suddenly one day, the heart They sobbed, inhaling the passionate scent of flowers.
This city has many flower seasons, but there are few species that give people so many emotions. Perhaps, partly because it usually comes with the cold season, in the month near the end of the year; partly because of the gentle but pure white color that easily makes people flutter; Another part may be because the other flower buds are small, the petals are thin, so they look likeable and cute. A flower that announces that winter has arrived in Hanoi. With their characteristic white color and tiny petals, clusters of chrysanthemums will adorn the streets of Hanoi with more charm and tenderness.
With a few bunches of chrysanthemums in hand, you can feel the east wind coming very close, rippling through you so many emotions rushing to you, filled with love poems. Oh, I miss the daisies in the east wind of Hanoi. Walking around the street these days, I have seen neat but pretty daisies lying well on many saddles. After walking a few distances, I saw someone holding a bunch of daisies and bringing them home. In the stories of many people, chrysanthemums have also been mentioned as a joy of the cold season. Hanoians are just waiting for that, just waiting for the chrysanthemum season to come back…
Peaceful corner in Hanoi
Small street corners, early morning streets, sparsely populated, there are only a few street vendors, a couple of people who are busy. Get up early to feel the gentle street corner, the blue-grey windows half-closed, step out to Hoan Kiem Lake and inhale the fresh air when the scenery has not yet woken up. Late at night, walk along Phan Dinh Phung street – it can be said that this is one of the most beautiful streets with 3 rows of old trees in Hanoi. That is the romance of the dear streets associated with Hanoi, with the youth of the 7X – 8X generation. The peaceful scenes are like slow-motion movies, but they are expensive in Hanoi tourist attractions.
Each tourist destination in Hanoi has stories and pieces of long history behind. Stopping in Hanoi and feeling the quintessence of heaven and earth, of the past interwoven with the present and the future, can understand the favors that nature has for this land.
A pedestrian street is a street only for walking. Vehicles are not allowed to travel on these streets. Entering the pedestrian street, the first feeling is excitement, because I don’t think there will be a day when I can walk on a normal street full of cars, clean roads and most of the non-food shops are closed even though It was still early, a rare sight in the capital city. A very interesting thing is that, although the roadway is very spacious and comfortable, many people still keep the habit of walking on the sidewalk, like a group of friends who are walking suddenly remember and get married very happily because of the “forgotten” thing. this lovely.
With beautiful scenery of parks full of flowers and flowers, covered with huge trees, with vast lakes… all will be in your eyes and waiting for you to enjoy that beauty. And if possible, you can invite that person to walk along the pedestrian street, I bet it will be fun and memorable in the small pedestrian streets of beloved Hanoi.
Hanoi is a very special city, no matter how hot and humid the weather is, just a shower will wash away all that heat and leave here a little bit of coolness, the cold is worth it. most memorable of the land of Hanoi. If it rains in early autumn, then it will probably be a sign of awakening the deepest sleeping emotions in your soul. No one, no matter how hard their heart is, can’t ignore when they see a young girl’s curved eyelids, with a few drops of rain like a special makeup due to the drizzle that she accidentally attended. welcome a look that is both pure and innocent, wet with dreams and nameless questions deep in the eyes… The ice also melts into water, mixes with the rain and then bewilders regret.
You will crave a cold that comes suddenly, gentle but elegant, just a little goosebumps… but leaving behind are sudden emotions rushing back. You realize the hustle and bustle of society, you realize the passage of time, you realize the little things in life that you have forgotten.
Modernity next to the ancient background of Hanoi
Hanoi, the images are very familiar, is a sparkling Sword Lake in the early morning sun. It is the image of Hanoi people who always keep such habits. And still an image of Hanoi streets. At the same time, in the current urban rhythm. Hanoi has been putting on new clothes with very modern developments and that has evoked so many emotions in the hearts of every person living and working on the land of thousands of years of civilization. However, as the population increases, the demand for housing increases, many apartment projects spring up, many integrated buildings for housing and services are built.
Temporarily leaving the center of Hanoi 36 ancient streets, heading straight to the suburbs, we have seen surprisingly rapid development. Children who have been away from home after 10 years come back to see how different Hanoi is. Now it’s a modern city, the skyscrapers are growing rapidly, the observatories are so strange. In the future we will see a green, modern, grass-roots city. Material luxury, solid.
Bun thang bowl
I don’t know since when, people thought of a way to combine place names with dishes to order a delicious local gift or a famous specialty such as Hanoi vermicelli, Thai Binh fish cake, Hai Duong green bean cake, etc. Hai Phong crab cakes, Ha Tinh cuddies… Maybe that’s how to create a brand for the delicious dishes produced in those lands. Because each place, each country has its own culinary style. In terms of sophistication, sophistication and beauty, perhaps Bun thang Hanoi deserves to be ranked in the top ranks.
It is one of the very famous dishes in the inner city of Hanoi, and it is the pride of the Vietnamese culinary industry. The process of making a bowl of bun thang is quite elaborate and complicated, it includes a lot of ingredients and spices… But when you have fully enjoyed a perfect bowl of bun thang, you will wish for this lifetime to be eat vermicelli instead of rice. Therefore, no matter where you go far from Hanoi, or if you are a visitor from abroad, no one will forget the delicious taste of the bowl of bun thang that they once ate. And will want to come back to eat again!
Ta Hien Street
Also known as West Street, this is the busiest, busiest and most crowded street in Vietnam, and of course this street is located in Hanoi. This is the place with the highest density of foreigners living in Hanoi, especially this street is more bustling at night or on weekends. This is the intersection of ancient and modern features, still keeping the culture of Vietnam but also open to absorb the beauty of other countries. Ta Hien architecture over the years is still the house with ancient tile roofs. The small roads are just over a hundred meters but there are bumpy places. All the aftertaste of Hanoi, even the oldest, is still fully preserved.
When you come here, you will be overwhelmed by the variety of food and drinks, as well as enjoy all kinds of music and sound, which are generally very hot and attractive. If you go with friends, you will not want to return. Although it is so bustling, in the early morning, this street is extremely beautiful because of its quietness. If you have the opportunity, please experience it, come to this street at 5 am and feel it.
Talking about Hanoi without talking about West Lake is a big omission. West Lake also knows how to please people, so the scenery of West Lake in autumn becomes more poetic than ever. The beauty of West Lake in late autumn afternoon has been praised a lot in poetry, West Lake in late autumn afternoon is also compared with the beauty of the beautiful “Tay Thi”. On sweltering summer days, the whole area of Tay Ho lotus flowers radiates a strangely seductive and seductive fragrance. Lotus here is grown a lot around Nghi Tam area, around Kim Lien pagoda, Quang Khanh village around Tay Ho and going to Nhat Tan to Xuan La. At the end of autumn, West Lake is so beautiful and dreamy, but for foreign travelers, why is it so sad, why miss the homeland so much. The streets are crowded, but why do I feel so lonely?
According to the old people’s words: “There is no other lotus that has a large size, a unique fragrance like the Tay Ho lotus. The lotus grown in this West Lake area is the brightest pink-petaled lotus with the most fragrant and rich aroma. Due to the soil, climate, especially the water source of West Lake, has created a rare pink lotus variety.” Looking at the scene of mothers picking up their children when they are out of work, old people practicing together by the lake, each stream of people going up and down to make a living… see the desire to reunite in their homeland.
Ice-tea on the street
If you have ever wandered the streets of Hanoi, you have spent your student life on this thousand-year-old land of Thang Long-Hanoi, “It” is not strange, even very familiar, but it is not. easy to spot. Because “It” is too idyllic, rural, a remnant of Vietnamese village culture and is living strongly in the heart of the city. It” that I want to talk about here is the “sidewalk toad shop”, or It is often called “Street Iced Tea”, even some cultural researchers in Hanoi also call it “Iced Tea Culture – Sidewalk Culture”. Oh how idyllic Hanoi is in me!
In fact, you will go out into the street, pull over to a sidewalk with a bar, order a cup of iced tea. Actually, it has nothing special at all but a pot of tea diluted with water and then added a few ice cubes, so it is called “sidewalk iced tea”. The interesting thing here is that you will be able to sit and listen to all kinds of stories from the people sitting at the bar, you can observe the people walking on the street or admire the beautiful natural scenery where you sit. With 1 VND and 5.000 gasoline, let’s go to Hanoi’s old town and choose an iced tea on the sidewalk to experience it!
Tet is coming!
Tet is a traditional cultural feature of the Vietnamese people. Tet is the day when the whole family reunites and reunites, symbolizing the lasting love between people. In the Tet atmosphere, especially the Tet atmosphere in Hanoi, you will realize many interesting things that are not found anywhere in the world. Tet is the feeling of settling down in the last afternoon of the year with the graves of grandparents and ancestors in the cemetery. Light an incense stick, stand in the middle of heaven and earth, close your eyes to feel from the vast subconscious, vaguely as if there are many whispers echoing back, sending faith, encouragement, encouragement for the journey of taking shape of humanity and love that I have been following…
This period of time seems to go by slowly, the streets are quieter, the scene of a bustling and bustling capital Hanoi is now quieter. It is a unique beauty that only Hanoi New Year feels most clearly. If you walk alone on the streets at this time, you will feel what it is like to be lonely and lonely, what is happiness.
Autumn in Hanoi
Hanoi’s four seasons are all beautiful, the four seasons all have their own characteristics. But to say which season is the most beautiful and easy to leave in people’s hearts the most emotions, it is autumn, a very separate and different autumn. Hanoians are like that, always looking forward to each autumn and regretting it when it is over, they regret a season that gave them such simple and simple things. Just a falling yellow leaf, just a gentle breeze blowing through the alley, just a misty morning… Just a little helplessness, just a little superficiality, just a bit of wistfulness, a little quiet peace.
Autumn in Hanoi is like a gift that nature and heaven have bestowed on the land for thousands of years. Autumn is everywhere, but autumn in Hanoi is still so beautiful. The sky is bluer, the sun is shining lightly on the roads – street corners, in the treetops. The wind blew gently, bringing with it the rotating leaves that fell like musical notes. Autumn Hanoi is beautiful and charming not only because of the scenery and autumn climate; but also something we can only feel – hard to name; and also because Hanoi is associated with autumn… Oh this feeling, how can the children of Hanoi when they are far away from their hometown forget it.
Suppose, but just a hypothesis, we will open the door to let autumn rush into the room, and autumn, like a slender but passionate girl, will quickly pull us out of the house to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Hanoi night is clear. Ta Hien beer street, church lemon tea street are fun spots in Hanoi at night, when the darkness gradually spreads, covering the landscape. It is also the bustling space of Quang Ba flower market when the sky is still dark, people flock to choose for themselves the freshest, most satisfying flower branches, laughter and voices of sellers – buyers. a corner of the sky.
The night sometimes beckons our footsteps to go, especially on cool autumn nights in Hanoi like this. Especially when I just heard a train whistle in the distance. Hanoi is also felt more fully by the sleepless nights of the cries, the sound of bamboo brooms rustling in the wind, but perhaps even more exciting is the bustling nightlife.
Hanoi has many vestiges of war left such as: Dong Da mound, Hoan Kiem lake turtle tower, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Long Bien bridge… Ancient Hanoi marked time on architectural pieces. The color of time, the dust of the past cannot obscure the scenes and memorabilia that have survived generations of people here.
It also preserves many priceless historical and cultural relics, which are clearly shown through the architecture from ancient times. Or full of magnanimity of a glorious time Long Bien bridge, the bridge as a witness to many changes of the capital. That’s the silhouette of Long Bien Bridge carved in the middle of the clear blue sky beside the headline ceramic road; is Thang Long Imperial Citadel towering, dignified; Thang Long is the sacred four town; The Opera House, Hoa Lo Prison, etc. are all intact in the tourist attraction of Hanoi. Each warm color of a piece of architecture is a vivid memory, the key colors of Hanoi’s painting of the past, history and future.
Traffic into the “impressive” line
Everything is strange in Hanoi. Since 1954, Hanoi has not yet expanded, its people are still poor, life is hard, but now Hanoi is very different from the past, decades have witnessed such obvious changes. Even when traveling here, you can see the scene of standing for hours on Truong Trinh Street or the fact that Long Bien Bridge has a different way of distributing traffic. All of them need time to experience long enough and understand enough for people to love Hanoi.
The road system is always being renewed and continued to be built. Many traffic projects, highways, overpasses, underpasses are under construction. However, there is a clear fact that many projects are still too “sluggish”. The level of construction is slow, but the quality of some works is at an alarming level, causing danger to traffic participants.
O mai Hanoi
Speaking of umbrellas, people easily remember Hanoi. Perhaps because for many generations, making umbrellas is also considered a traditional profession in the capital. O mai is inherently famous, chosen by many people as a gift to give to relatives as a specialty of Hanoi. But to eat the right kind of famous heirloom apricot, there are only a few places that sell it. The shops selling umbrella apricots in Hanoi are often small, not flashy, but a world of umami with attractive flavors and colors. O mai is associated with Hanoi, everyone knows, but not everyone knows the true origin of the delicious umbrellas that are often enjoyed. Since many centuries ago, the people of the Mediterranean have used dried fruits such as apricots, grapes, apples, dates … to make food.
In the old town, there is a very famous street selling umbrellas. The flavor of the apricot tree permeates the life here. Many people come to Hanoi, many people in Hanoi do not lack days to spend an entire day going to restaurants to choose apricots to eat at home. O mai is a delicious cake that is loved by many Ha Thanh people because the taste of O mai here is very special, there is a strange difference and it is difficult for any kind of apricot to be compared.
The taste of young nuggets, the smell of ripe crocodile
Com, and especially Vong village nuggets, is an elegant Vietnamese specialty. People wait for each season of nuggets to come, people wait for each grain of nuggets to come out of the oven, cherished in their hands like treasures. Com is not for those who go in a hurry, it’s only for those who know how to enjoy the taste of young rice, enjoy the beauty of the countryside, the coolness of the windy meadow… Enjoying green rice is something everyone should know. , especially for the people of Hanoi.
So is the ripe crocodile. Is a favorite snack of Vietnamese people in general and Hanoians in particular. Everyone loves to eat crocodile, the sour taste of crocodile mixed with the spicy taste of chili has made a famous dish that anyone who has heard of it must crave. Sauerkraut – Com Vong are two specialties you must eat when in Hanoi.
Hanoi “hash six streets” makes many people not familiar easily get lost, quite round looking at the architecture is quite similar with nostalgic old features. Here, there are 36 streets with separate occupations. Today, despite the high degree of urbanization, many neighborhoods still preserve the traditional beauty and traditional occupations left by their ancestors. Visitors from all over the world flock to the streets, walking freely and can not help but stop by the impressive shops and galleries with many different styles.
Hanoi Old Quarter is a unique tourist destination attracting a large number of foreign tourists. This place has entered the music and painting competition in a very natural way. Ancient beauty intertwined with modern beauty, the busyness of the business place has been handed down for many generations, creating a very unique feature of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Hanoi, the old town, must really use the heart to feel, to see why people are moved, then there is no way to get rid of the shirt. The old town on a sunny day is wonderful.