where: Tây Hồ (Ngõ 11 - Tô Ngọc Vân), across the street from #6. With a covered tarp awning
price: 25k VND
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.