Mien Xao Luon consists of glass noodles stir fried with crispy little eels, bean sprouts and egg. It’s topped with cucumber, purple peril la and fried shallots. All of the different soft and crispy textures really combine to produce a dish that’s both tasty and textually great.
My wife and I couldn’t figure out what the purpose of the plate of light soup with mushrooms was for – we used it as a pallet cleanser after the main dish.
White tiles, metal tables and plastic chairs – common aspects in many of the places you’ll find street food at in Hanoi.
The bags that you see that are tied at the top in the photo below are full of the little dried eels mentioned earlier. A lot of people seemed to be dropping past just to pick up a bag of these.
Nha Hang Mien Luon had a few other interesting looking dishes too, and can be found at 87 Hang Dieu.
Walking back to the hotel one night, my wife and I spotted this fruit and vegetable “store” in what appeared to be a garage at the front of someone’s apartment down a lane way. As I mentioned earlier, food can be found in the least likely of places in Hanoi.