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    A Guide to Hai Phong’s Local Eats

    Whether you have plans to invest in Hai Phong’s property market or tour the city, you must try cuisine typical to this northern coastal city. Here’s a short guide to Hai Phong’s most famous street foods.

    Vietnamese Yogurt @ Sua Chua Luong Khanh Thien

    Clammy yogurt is a popular snack for both children and adults in Hai Phong. This is really a super yummy light snack for hot summer days due to its cool, soft, chewy texture, and slight sweetness. The most popular is Sua Chua Luong’s coconut-flavored yogurt, a perfect pair with summer fruits.

    Address: 40 Lương Khánh Thiện, Lương Khá Thien, Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng

    Salted Rice Flour Cake @ Banh Duc Tau

    Savor the rich flavor and contrasting textures of Hai Phong’s rice flour cakes.  This dish is topped with a ground pork and shrimp mixture and drizzled in a fish sauce-based dipping sauce.

    Address: 186H Hai Bà Trưng, An Biên, Lê Chân, Hải Phòng

    Finger Baguettes (Banh Mi Que) @ Banh Mi Cay Ba Gia

    Banh Mi Que is an amazing local street food found in Hai Phong. It’s called stick bread since it’s traditionally no larger than a hand’s length. Filled with a pate made from pork liver, fat, lean parts, and herbs, they’re then topped with a special chili sauce called Chi Chuong made from chili, fresh tomato without seeds, minced garlic, and salt.

    Address: 57 Lê Lợi, Máy Tơ, Ngô Quyen Hải Phòng

    Rice Paper Salad @ Banh Trang Tron

    Vietnamese rice paper salad is described as “Vietnam in a bag.” It includes leftover ingredients and condiments to transform unwanted broken rice paper into an unorthodox salad of amazing textures and flavors. The rice paper is deep-fried, then mixed with sliced papaya, cucumber, roasted peanuts, herbs, and a special pizza sauce, which is only found in Hai Phong.

    Address: 263 Lạch Tray, Quận Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng

    Spicy Vietnamese Porridge @ Chao Cay Tran Binh Trong

    This special porridge has made its name across Hai Phong. Famous for its spiciness, the porridge can be paired with sliced eel, lean meat, chicken, ribs, shrimps, or razor clams. Similar to congee found across China, the porridge goes well with Chinese fried dough sticks.

    Address: 17 Trần Bình Trọng, Quận Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng

    Vietnamese Steamed Cake @ Banh Beo

    Banh Beo is a popular dish of key ingredients including flour, fish sauce, and either shrimps or pork. It’s a flavorful tapas, with savory stuffings and served with grilled meatballs, a special sauce, and soup flavored with peppers and fresh chilies.

    Address: Lê Lợi, Máy Tơ, Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng

    Vietnamese Dessert Cocktail @ Che Giun

    Che is a Vietnamese dessert soup usually served in a glass over ice. It’s gloppy and gelatinous and perfect for Hai Phong’s summer heat. Che is made from rice flour, tapioca, grass jelly, mung bean starch, and coconut milk.

    Address:  37 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Quận Hong Bàng, Hải Phòng

    Vietnamese Snail Dishes @ Oc Nong Thuy Duong

    Shellfish is one of the most famous ingredients in Hai Phong. Snails dishes are popular among locals, who love to pair snail dishes with a glass of beer and other hearty snacks. Many snail dishes are cooked with coriander leaves, lemongrass, and chilies before being served with a dipping sauce on the side.

    Address: 263 Lạch Tray, Đang Lâm, Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng

    Vietnamese Cured Pork @ Nem Ran Trung Kien

    Nem Chua is one of the iconic deep-fried street foods in Vietnam. It’s usually accompanied by potatoes chips, jicama, or mangoes. Nem Ran Trung in Hai Phong specializes in a variety of deep-fried snacks including sausages, quail eggs, dumplings, buns, and fish balls.

    Address: 66 Chu Văn An, Lê Lợi, Ngô Quyen, Hải Phòng