Fried shrimp fritter in West Lake

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One of the specialties in Hanoi City is Banh tom Ho Tay (fried shrimp fritter in West Lake). Its way of processing is rather simple. Fresh shrimps caught in the West Lake is covered with wheat flour and fried with oil.


It is eaten with sweet, sour and spicy fish sauce, vegetable pickles for best taste. Besides, it can also be served with salads and vermicelli. The cake is brittle, soft and sweet-smelling; therefore, it is really an appropriate dish for drinking beer.

The restaurant on Thanh Nien street has long been a familiar address for this special food. Now surrounding the West lake appears several food stalls serving the fried shrimp cakes. Once coming to the capital of Vietnam, you shouldn’t miss this tasty dish.