BÁNH CUỐN (Ngõ 11 - Tô Ngọc Vân)

where: Tây Hồ (Ngõ 11 - Tô Ngọc Vân), across the street from #6. With a covered tarp awning

price: 25k VND

hours: 7:30-9:30AM

setting: streetside stall

stand-out plates: the obvious, bánh cuốn

Bánh cuốn is served fresh off the stove at this tiny roadside stall. A hearty serving size, plentiful greens and a heap of fried shallots mean that you'll walk away full but already eager for your next visit.

verdict: Be prepared to wait on the weekends, but it's worth every stomach-rumbling minute.