Cốm – Young rice, a flavour of Hanoi autumn

Autumn is probably the best time to travel to Hanoi: gentle breezes, golden sunlight, silver-orange leaves, romantic flowers & a lot of seasonal foods. Cốm (young rice or green rice flakes) is one of the capital’s autumn signatures.

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Ô MAI – A HANOI DELICIOUS NOSH

Ô Mai (Salted or sugared dry fruits) – a special gift to buy when traveling Hanoi, which has always been recognized as a famous Vietnamese snack. Owing to specific materials and handed-down recipes from generation to generation, Ô Mai has become a specialty of Hanoi.

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VIETNAMESE BAGUETTE – BÁNH MÌ

Being introduced into Vietnam during the French colonization, the baguette has been named as ‘bánh mì’ since then, which usually has airier crumb and crispier crust than the French baguette due to the baking tools and technique.

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM

Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, is a mere 750 meters from the Silk Path Hotel Hanoi and is well worth a visit to explore the history of the notorious prison that housed both Vietnamese and American prisoners.

The name Hoa Lo is commonly translated as “fiery furnace.” The name originated from the street name “Pho Hoa Lo” as many stores sold wood stoves and coal-fire stoves along the street in pre-colonial times.

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HANOI’S TOFU PUDDING

Hanoi is a street food-lover’s paradise, but for first-time visitors, the plethora of options can be a bit overwhelming. Have no fear though, as we’re here to introduce you to one of the city’s top desserts, “tao pho” or tofu pudding.

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CHA CA LA VONG – HANOI-STYLE GRILLED FISH

“Cha ca La Vong”, “Cha ca Thang Long” or “Cha ca Ha Thanh” (Hanoi Tumeric Grilled Fish with Dill) is an iconic Hanoian dish and a culinary myth for visitors and food lovers coming to the Capital City. A chunk of golden fish plated on an aromatic bed served with a special dipping sauce, every inch of “Cha ca La Vong” boasts a unique dining experience regarding taste and cooking procedure.

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LỄ ĂN HỎI: VIETNAMESE ENGAGEMENT CEREMONY

Have you ever wondered what an engagement ceremony is like in Vietnam? This Silk Path’s guide will help you understand more about “Lễ Ăn Hỏi” one of the most important events in Vietnamese wedding traditions.
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