News website VnExpress believes these are the best places for chicken rice in Hanoi.
Chicken rice at 47 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hanoi. Photo credit: VnExpress
47 Dao Duy Tu
is famous for broken rice with pork chops, but chicken options are just as good.
You can have egg-fried rice with four or five pieces of fried chicken, or plain rice with a grilled chicken thigh and some chicken sauce. All dishes are served with stir-fried vegetables.
Diners praise the chicken as soft and perfectly moist, but some have complained that the soup that comes with the rice is too small.
Each portion costs VND40,000, or less than 2 dollars.
Chicken rice at 29 Ba Trieu. Photo credit: VnExpress
At the chicken rice joint at 29 Ba Trieu
, pay VND55,000 ($2.5) for a huge portion with extra pickles.
The grilled chicken here is tasty and very crispy.
You can ask for sticky rice for a change.
Pink rice with ginger fish sauce to go with grilled chicken at 7 Dinh Ngang. Photo credit: VnExpress
On Dinh Ngang Street
, there is always a big group of customers at house number 7, where crispy chicken thighs are served with gingered fish sauce.
Rice, compressed into a bowl before being plated upside down, is a little pink. The secret is that it is fried with tomato.
Each portion costs VND45,000 ($2). The shop also serves pork chops on rice. And spaghetti.
Golden chicken at 9 Tran Quoc Hoan. Photo credit: saoonline/VnExpress
Deep in an alley at No.9 Tran Quoc Hoan
, a shop has especially golden and crispy chicken to offer.
The thigh is marinated with honey and lemongrass before being grilled.
Each dish costs VND58,000 ($2.7), including pickles and boiled vegetables.
Rice fried with eggs and chicken braised with ginger at 7 Tong Duy Tan Street. Photo credit: VnExpress
The shop at 7 Tong Duy Tan
serves egg-fried rice with braised chicken and pickles for VND80,000 ($3.7) a portion.
Chicken is cooked with ginger, making the dish a favorite choice for winter.
Steamed chicken with rice at 59 Trieu Viet Vuong. Photo credit: saoonline/VnExpress
A fancier chicken rice is served at 59 Trieu Viet Vuong
, where a VND95,000 ($4.4) portion includes two rice balls, steamed chicken, and a soup.