Best Hanoi food must try in summer

Travel to Vietnam in summer is good opportunity to enjoy various special Vietnamese food. We would love to show you the best Vietnamese summer dishes not to be missed when you coming to Vietnam during the summer.

- Douhua

Douhua is a popular dish made from soy milk. There are also many other variations of this dish which are a more complex and interesting, such as soy milk coffee, soy milk chocolate, or soy milk with some toppings as black jelly, etc. This is always among the best Vietnamese summer dishes that people should try when coming to Vietnam.


Places to try:

  • Mixed Douhua – Vua Tao Pho, 192 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Matcha Douhua – 112K2, Lane 48, Ta Quang Buu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Canthium Horridum Blume Douhua – No.10, Nguyen An Ninh Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Matcha Soy Milk Douhua – Soya Garden, 150B O Cho Dua Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

- Coconut Ice – cream

This fragrant, cool ice-cream is put in a big coconut with copra and fresh coconut with dried fruits sprinkled on top. This delicious, unique ice-cream is not very cheap. However, you can make this at home due to its simple receipt.


Places to try:

  • Dong Thap Coconut Ice-cream – No. 36, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Super tasty Caramel Coconut Ice-cream – TTGDTX, No. 16 Hang Than Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

- Yogurt with Fermented Purple Sticky Rice

his one-of-a-kind will make you remember as long as you taste it once. Yogurt mixed with fermented purple sticky rice, coming with some cool crushed ice will help to “cool down” hot summer days easily.


Places to try:

  • Kem Xoi Thu Nga – No. 8, Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi
  • Quan Kem Xoi – No. 117, Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

- Smoothies

Vietnam is the heaven of fruits, especially tropical ones, such as banana, lychee, rambutan…There are several ways that you can enjoy fruits in summer Beside the traditional smoothies, there is another dish which can be served as dessert. It is simple to make this Vietnamese food: add condensed milk, or milk, or yogurt or even sugar depending on each one’s taste in a mixture of different kinds of fruits. Then, the mixture will be smashed well manually. This did is the best to server when cool, suitable for hot summer days.


Places to try:

  • Hoa Beo Smoothies – 17 To Tich Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Nhung Khoat Smoothies – 211 Chua Lang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
  • Khoe – 55 Chua Lang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
  • Chip Map – 39B Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Southern Vietnam – Banana with Semolina sweet soup

When you discover a land, you explore not only its architecture and long-lasting history but also its culture and cuisine. Then, on your journey to Southern Vietnam, you cannot miss the banana sweet soup. This Vietnamese food is a typical dish of the Southern people. Ingredients used to cook this soup include bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes and fragrant cassava roots. This dish is the greasy combination of the juice, the tough starchy semolina flour with alluring colors, and the attractive and fragrant of bananas.

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Places to try:

  • Mrs. Thuy store – 117 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Che Ngon – 93 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Che Da Nang – 49A Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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