In honour of Hanoi’s 1000th birthday this week, Rosie Birkett savours the flavours in the Vietnamese capital’s best canteens and street kitchens Hanoi is a city with a big heart and an even bigger appetite and its burgeoning dining scene is growing to rival that of its sophisticated southern brother, Ho Chi Minh. But great food in the capital isn’t just five-star luxury or stuffy fine dining, it’s about local specialities served fresh and simple and – more often than not – on the streets. Improvised living room eateries offer everything from crispy deep fried nem (pork spring rolls) wrapped in herbs and dipped in fish sauce, to the city’s most famous export, pho (beef noodle soup).
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