About 120 km away to the east of Hanoi, step off the busy track and take a-day trip to Hai Phong to seek for the real authentic food, which, just by a look, can make your mouth water… and more importantly, it takes you just $35 to eat like a local here.
As you’ve already known that Hai Phong is one of the best place to spend your one-day trip via our first part here.
Sui Din – Hai Phong Floating Cake
(Average cost: $0.6 per dish)
Delivering from the Chinese living in HCM city, Sui Din is a rustic street snack in Hai Phong, which is similar yet smaller than its original form – Chinese floating cake.
The shell of the cake is made from sticky glutinous dough, stuffed with milled steamed green bean. In addition, this dish is served with black sesame, roasted peanut, and julienned coconut copra sprinkled on the top of the dish.
This dish is better served on those cold days in Hai Phong, therefore this dish has been a favorite snack of the people living in Hai Phong for a long time.
Sweet soups – what makes Hai Phong a heaven
(Average cost: $0.6 per cup)
Sweet soup is not really a delicacy in Hai Phong, but you will be surprised by how Hai Phong’s people serve it.
You can find almost every kinds of sweet soups here, from the most simple soup like green bean and black bean, to those complicated texture one like Hue Imperial flavor sweet soup… All these combinations will definitely drive you out of this world!!!
Banh My Cay – Spicy Small Sandwich (Stick Sandwich)
(Average cost: $0.5/ 2 banh my cay)
This is one of the specialities in Hai Phong, just with small and long divided bread stuffed with pate, coriander, and Chi Truong chili sauce – the thing which creates the specific spiciness of this delicious dish
You can find this dish almost everywhere in Hai Phong, because it is quick and convenient and has become a popular snack to many people, especially pupils and students in Hai Phong.
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