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More than pho: 5 dishes every Hanoi visitor — Trump included — needs to try

More than pho: 5 dishes every Hanoi visitor — Trump included — needs to try

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Hanoi (CNN) — With US President Donald Trump visiting Hanoi to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un this week, the world’s gaze is now on the capital of Vietnam. Though it’s highly unlikely the pair will be hitting the streets for any meals, it’d be a shame it they didn’t take the time to sample at least…

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Cha Ca: An entire Hanoi street dedicated to one special dish

Cha Ca: An entire Hanoi street dedicated to one special dish

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(CNN) — Based on its bare-bones exterior, the restaurant at number 14 Cha Ca Street doesn’t look like much. But the line out the door indicates we’re in the right place. This is Cha Ca La Vong — one of the oldest eateries in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the first to set up shop on Cha Ca Street,…

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Vietnam’s ‘vermicelli village’: A delicious Hanoi side trip

Vietnam’s ‘vermicelli village’: A delicious Hanoi side trip

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(CNN) — Known as mien in Hanoi, vermicelli takes many forms in Vietnam. You’ll find it in pho, spring rolls, noodle soups and served with grilled meats — but nowhere is it more ubiquitous than in Cu Da village. About 13 kilometers south of Hanoi, this ancient village is known for its prolific vermicelli production and beautifully preserved architecture….

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Hanoi vs. Ho Chi Minh City: What makes these cities unique?

Hanoi vs. Ho Chi Minh City: What makes these cities unique?

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(CNN) — With history stretching back 4,000 years, Hanoi has long been one of Asia’s most appealing destinations. But young upstart Ho Chi Minh City — a mere baby at just 300 years — has more than her share of devotees, too. We take a look at these two very different destinations in Vietnam and compare their characters from the…

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