Fortunately, fish noodles in Hanoi has marked it reputation as a good fish dish and is widely known within the city. The dish’s subtlety remains at the ingredients as it is made from both saltwater and freshwater fish. Fish in noodles is cooked in two types, fried fish and seasoned fish. Fried fish is made from mackerel; its meat is separated from the bones, then chopped and mixed together with fennel, pepper and some saffron… Slices of seasoned fish are often one finger-joint-size, seasoned and deep fried. Seasoned fish is made from freshwater fish types such as anabas, carp, catfish… The noodle soup is a combination of pork broth and fish broth.
A typical bowl of Hai Phong fish noodle soup usually has the yellowish look of fried fish and seasoned fish, the green color of doc mung (a kind of herb, scientific name Colocasia gigantea), red color of tomato slices and white color of noodles. This dish is served with a plate of appetizing fresh vegetable. Its broth has the sweet and sour taste from the tamarind extract, not from ordinary vinegar type. To enjoy a beautiful bowl of Hai Phong noodle soup, you can come over some famous fish noodles restaurants in Xa Dan Dist., Ton that Tung Dist, Tran Huy Lieu and Nguyen Khanh Toan Dist. A fish noodle bowl’s price varies from 1.5 to 2.5 USD.