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Hanoi among world's 25 best destinations for food lovers

By Nguyen Quy   January 21, 2022 | 03:00 am PT
Hanoi among world's 25 best destinations for food lovers
Cha ca, fried catfish dish, is served in a pan at a restaurant on La Vong Street in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Trang Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Trang
Hanoi placed 22nd on a list of 25 best tourist destinations for food enthusiasts as voted by Tripadvisor readers.

The capital city was one of four Asian representatives to break into the list along with Bangkok (9th), Singapore (10th) and Hong Kong (10th) in Tripadvisor's 2022 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The list is based on the quality and volume of reviews received from Nov. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2021.

The aim was "to select destinations that consistently deliver the best overall experience for travelers," Tripadvisor stated.

The city offers some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes like the iconic, fragrant rice noodle soup, pho, the banh mi, a baguette usually filled with grilled pork, meatballs or cold cuts, cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pate and a swipe of mayonnaise, or com tam, broken rice with grilled pork, pig skin, egg and fish sauce.

Its signature dishes that have contributed to Hanoi's cuisine reputation included bun cha, char grilled pork with rice noodles, cha ca (fried catfish) and egg coffee.

Rome topped the list, followed by London and Paris.

 
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