When talking about the street food culture of Hanoi, one can’t forget to mention “bún đậu mắm tôm” – noodles with tofu and shrimp paste. Shrimp paste or “mắm tôm” is popular in many parts of Asia including Viet Nam.As a matter of fact, “mắm tôm” or shrimp paste has long been in the list […]

The Old Quarter, near Hoan Kiem lake, has the original street layout and architecture of old Hanoi. At the beginning of the 20th century the city consisted of only about 36 streets, most of which are now part of the old quarter. Each street then had merchants and households specialized in a particular trade, such […]

If you are a little worried about eating food in the old Quarter in Ha Noi, then this is a Must Do! With hundreds of food places in this area, it’s difficult to know which are good to eat or not. There are definitely one’s that you should not venture into, but with this Food […]

Shops, restaurants are beautiful grown up, Trang Tien plaza was born, even the students were using mobile phones. The old bus is open door run on the street this time has now been replaced by new buses, more beautiful. Meeting roadside markets still exist, but has many more supermarkets, shops fast food follow American-style appearance, while Pho Thin at […]

Tetsuji Ito is professor of psychology researchers of the Faculty of Social Humanities, Ibaraki University, Japan. He lived in Hanoi 10 months (range 1998-1999) and have a chance to taste the life of the street in Hanoi. Since then, every year he will return to Vietnam. From Japan, a post he recorded this experience interesting. Hanoi, where […]