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“Vietnamese chee cheong fun”

Banh Cuon Gia Truyen
Ranked #152 of 2,341 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Ipoh, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Vietnamese chee cheong fun”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

It is surprising how we compare foreign food experience with what is familiar back home. The first impression which Bánh Cuốn gave us was its similarity to chee cheong fun (猪肠粉). Bánh Cuốn Gia Truyền had 3 different variants up for offer - pork fillings, chicken fillings and shrimp fillings.

It is one of Hanoi's favorite breakfast item, but we foreigners ended up taking it for supper. It matters not what time of the day you take it, for it is truly one of Hanoi's representative food, part of a list of must-try food when one landed in the city.

It is served with a separate bowl of clear amber dipping sauce, a bowl of nước chấm, essentially fish sauce or fish soup in Vietnamese. The owner noticed our blank look when the aqueous sauce was served, so with some miming (he couldn't speak English very well, but was still very helpful) he explained that we were to dip the lumps of bánh cuốn into it before consuming.

Heavy diners like me would not survive the night with just bánh cuốn in my stomach, however tasty it is. Fortunately the shop had another Hanoi culinary favorite, bún thang. The similarity of bún thang to one of our local dish, shredded chicken noodle (鸡丝粉) is rather striking.

One other side dish which we found delicious was lạp xưởng, the Hanoi version of Chinese sausage. It was actually not different from the one which we are familiar with in Malaysia, in taste and in texture - they are both as delicious as the other.

  • Visited November 2013
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6 restaurant reviews
“A gem don't miss it....”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

There's two restaurants with similar name, we has pork and chicken both great. Tour guide was outside explaining it all..that's a good sign!

Visited December 2013
Thank Paulkai
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“Absolutely delicious. ”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I first was in Hanoi in November 2011 and had to try this gem because of the reviews I read. Needless to say I went back 3 or 4 times for the magical banh cuon for breakfast then again when I travelled to Hanoi in November 2012. Unassuming little restaurant with few tables and all the cooking setup on the street. Great to watch as you wait for your little rice parcels of pork and mushroom heaven. Please try this place again and again!!!

Thank Steveaussie1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place for banh cuon”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Between my bf and I, we ordered 2 plates of the banh cuon (pork filling) which came in very generous portions at 35,000dong per plate and a bowl of chicken vermicillli soup each at 45,000dong. All together our meal including drinks came to 190,000dong - amazing!!

You can see the ladies steaming the banh cuon outside which adds to the whole eating experience and the food was delicious. Think we may go back next week and try the shrimp banh cuon!!

Definitely worth a visit if you're staying around this area - about 5 min walk from Hoan Kiem Lake!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Rosiee_09
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome! ”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

My favourite place to visit in Hanoi :) absolutely love the food! Try everything! The staff are very accommodating and made me feel welcome :)

Thank Jacob G
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