Hang Dieu street
Running North South and connecting Hàng Gà and Thành Road, Hàng Điếu used to be a major producing and trading place for Vietnamese cigarettes.
Running North South and connecting Hàng Gà and Thành Road, Hàng Điếu used to be a major producing and trading place for Vietnamese cigarettes. The street was set up early in the 19th century to worship God of Fire. The street has seen much change over the centuries. In the early 20th centuries, Hàng Điếu specialized in making inexpensive leathered shoes and sandals. Nowadays, there is trace of neither tobacco nor leather: most shops have transformed to cater to current market demand of bedding sets and clothing products. In the middle of the street, a number of houses sell Vietnamese tea, dried fruits, cake and candies for wedding occasion.
If you are around Hàng Điếu for lunch time, do not miss Bun bo Nam Bo (Southern noodle with beef - check out Bun Bo Nam bo dish) at number 67. This local restaurant has been popular among both Hanoians and non-Hanoians for years.