Beef steak at La Badiane

Hanoi’s French Restaurant: La Badiane

When you wish for a change from the noodles or other traditional Vietnamese foods, La Badiane (French, for the star anise) comes up to be a great alternative in Hanoi to go for. It’s a Hanoi’s well-known French restaurant, offering fusion of Vietnamese and French flavors with international gastronomy.

Sofitel Legend Metropole

History of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

We had many of our foodie clients from the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel, and beside food, we occasionally talked about the history of the hotel along our ways. As the property has been an important part of the city, we would like summarize its history in this blog post.

Summer Rolls

Luk Lak Vietnamese Restaurant

The ‘Luk Lak’ is a Vietnamese restaurant, situated in southeast of the Hoan Kiem Lake, and the location of the restaurant defines it belonging to the Hanoi’s French Quarter. The restaurant is about 5-minute walk south from the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, and 2 minutes to the left from the Opera House.

Cellophane noodle

Cellophane Noodle Dishes to Try in Hanoi

On many of our Hanoi Food Tours exposing the city’s most typical street eats and daily home-meals of the Hanoians, we received questions related to various types of noodles. Many of them were about noodle dishes we sampled on our walk, many of them were about the noodle itself, such as “what’s the Vietnamese cellophane noodle made from?”

Pho with egg

5 Most Popular Street Foods in Hanoi

Street food in Hanoi is known to be a real heart-stopper. The city’s cuisine is powered by the idea that anything can be made better with spices, and it’s cooking menthods are perfected by families who has been serving the only one-dish for decades. If it’s good fresh, just imagine how cool it will be when you try it on the sidewalk!