According to a Vietnamese folk tale, banh giay gio was invented by a prince named Lang Lieu. As a way to determine his successor, the prince's father had instructed his many sons to find the most delicious foods in the world.
Nuoc mam, fish sauce, is the most essential ingredient for everyday meals and cooking in Viet Nam.
Wherever Hanoians live, they can’t forget the simple but special dish made from green rice, or cốm.
The making of the pancake is very carefully prepared. The powder for the pancake is made from high quality rice to ensure the whiteness and good appearance. The cake itself is very thin and covered with fat to have the right taste.
There are a lot of specialities in Hanoi but the most favourite dish is a simple broth of rice noodle called Phở. It is a dish that defines Hanoi special foods.