Having heard of the enormous variety of street food in Vietnam, you definitely have known about the popularity of Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi, or “Nom Bo Kho”. It is the simple, affordable, yet familiar flavor that holds the hearts of many Hanoians and tourists. If you ever have a plan to pay a visit to Hanoi, do not miss the chance to have a taste of this distinct dish, especially in the hot summer.
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Dried Beef Salad is the one food that is likely to save our bodies from being fed up with big and greasy meals. This unique salad cannot be seen anywhere in the world except for Hanoi, and its striking flavor will be a highlight in your food tour. The impressive taste of Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi comes from familiar and very cheap ingredients, which consist of dried beef (of course), pickled papaya and carrots, roasted peanuts, Vietnamese herbs, and a family recipe broth. Depending on this exceptional broth, the salad can lean towards either the sour or sweet side, and it will suit different tastes as well. Moreover, in some shops in Hanoi, the owners also “throw” in some twists such as intestines or fried garlic.
The best and most traditional way to taste Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi is tossing every ingredient in your bowl, and then taking a big bite. How easy is it!
Make sure that you will taste the most out of Dried Beef Salad
However, if you do not have confidence in your ability to eat such a big portion, you can mix everything together, then slowly eat them individually to taste the savory flavor.
Location: 23 Ho Hoan Kiem/51 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem.
Opening hours: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Price range: VND 25,000 – VND 40,000
We cannot mention a place to try Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi without including this address. Nom Long Vi Dung has been selling Dried Beef Salad for years, and this shop with its family recipe always brings in a unique taste. It is very well-known among both locals and tourists.
The portion may look small, but it actually fills your stomach very well
Since this place is often crowded with eaters, especially during the weekends, the owner has decided to extend the seating area to both sides of the street
Location: 53 Ho Hoan Kiem/57A Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem.
Opening hours: 7 AM – 10 PM
Price range: VND 35,000 – VND 50,000
Ho Hoan Kiem Street is known to be the street for Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi. Therefore, if you do not want to eat in such a crowded place, you can visit Nom Hai Sinh, just about 10 meters away from Nom Long Vi Dung. The vendor is rather small and the seats are outside on both lanes. However, their good service is a huge plus point.
You can taste Dried Beef Salad along with a drink such as soybean milk, which complemented each other well
The seating area is quite open and spacious
Location: 1 Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Opening hours: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Price range: VND 20,000 – VND 40,000
This is also a very famous address to try Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi. The recipe has been passed generations to generations for a long time. The broth at Nom Bo Gia has a rather dark color, and the flavor is extraordinarily striking.
The protein here does contain more parts of the beef such as organs and different types of beef as well
Location: 3 Nguyen Thiep, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Opening hours: 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Price range: VND 20,000 – VND 35,000
This is an affordable address if you want to taste Dried Beef Salad and besides the salad, you can also try other side dishes such as fried potatoes, Vietnamese dumplings, fried fermented pork sausage, etc. Coming to this shop, you will be served with both the refreshing flavor of Dried Beef Salad and the hospitality of Mrs. Tuyet, the owner.
A significant point of the salad here is that the topping consists of both roasted peanuts and fried-burnt garlic, which gives off a distinctive smell and flavor
The Dried Beef Salad here also has different organ parts
Location: 310 Van Chuong Valley, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Price range: VND 25,000 – VND 40,000
The shop lies in a small valley on Kham Thien Street, which is near the market and a familiar address for locals. The owner does not put only dried beef as the main protein but jelly-fish and Vietnamese dumplings as well. Therefore, if you are allergic to any components such as seafood, please notice the owners beforehand.
The owner has made the dish for many years, hence, she is very experienced and proficient
The broth here is a tiny bit sweeter than other shops
We do hold a strong belief that the dynamic flavor and aroma of Dried Beef Salad in Hanoi will not dissatisfy any of you tourists. Please consider our recommendations to come to a suitable place and try this exceptional dish.
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