Ho Tay Lake (also referred to as West Lake) is the most important freshwater lake in Hanoi. This time, we determined to do a leisurely stroll round Ho Tay Lake, finishing it in at some point whereas stopping enroute at cafes and breweries across the lake…
9:30am – Highlands Espresso Floating Boat Cafe Truc Bach Lake
We began our day with a breakfast at an distinctive Highlands Espresso – a floating boat cafe off Truc Bach Lake! Right here, we had been capable of get pleasure from views at stage 2 of Highlands Espresso Boat Cafe and likewise nibble on a hen banh mi in addition to a espresso with condensed milk – all for simply 88k VND (or $5 SGD!)
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After leaving Highlands Espresso, we noticed an outdated girl promoting a bunch of balloons by the highway aspect. As there was “Lotso” (generally often known as “Strawberry Bear”), we determined to get a Lotso balloon for 50k VND ($3 SGD). It was comparatively reasonably priced in comparison with SG requirements. Therefore, we didn’t haggle on the value…
We additionally took some pictures of the pathways round Ho Tay Lake (West Lake). Most of them had been comparatively walkable with paths. There might be areas exterior retailers the place there are motorbikes parked or just because the pathway turns into too slender. In any other case, there have been really paths and even parks constructed proper subsequent to Ho Tay Lake as we walked…
12:15pm – Tree Bee Espresso Hanoi
Round 12:15pm, we arrived at Tree Bee Espresso Hanoi. The distinctive half about this cafe is that at its roof prime, there are literally hexagonal beehive-like constructions as seats! There are additionally seats that over appears to be like Ho Tay Lake, unblocked. In all probability one of many greatest views from a roof prime cafe round Ho Tay Lake Hanoi. From right here, you can even see, what the locals name, a “monstrosity” – a big skyscraper constructed proper on the sting of Ho Tay Lake. It will likely be apparent if you see it.
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Alongside the way in which to our subsequent vacation spot, we additionally noticed a number of attention-grabbing sights together with the West Lake Water Dragons and even a goat roaming across the metropolis…
Enroute, we walked previous a brief reduce that we should always have taken, an deserted floating restaurant on Ho Tay Lake in addition to a few stunning cafes (Windmill Espresso / Santorini Vibes). We even noticed a goat roaming the streets, garnering consideration because it rummaged by means of a rubbish space – inspiring our most seen TikTok video but!
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We had been initially questioning why the language app, Duolingo would train sentences corresponding to “The goat is on the ferris wheel”. Each the goat and the ferris wheel will be present in Hanoi – maybe that’s why 🤔
3:00pm Turtle Lake Brewing Firm
At about 3pm, we headed to Turtle Lake Brewing Firm for our afternoon tea. We loved the Trans Pale Ale in addition to the House Made Chips together with its tacky dip. Even the onion ring that got here together with the Brewer’s Burger was contemporary and crisp. Earlier than we left, we additionally obtained to play a few video games on the indoor shuffleboard. It was a draw.
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4:30pm – 7 Bridges Brewing Firm
Though 7 Bridges Brewing Firm appears to be a comparatively small premise as in comparison with Pasteur Avenue Brewing Firm in Hanoi, it has among the greatest craft beers we’ve had in Hanoi. We’ve already tried the Imperial IPA in addition to the Dragon IPA at Standing Bar and had been trying to check out the opposite beers on faucet. This time, our favorite was the Hazy IPA with its hoppy fragrant goodness. Sundown Tangerine reminded us of 1664 Blanc. You’ll additionally be capable of get good views of the Ho Tu Lien Lake on the opposite aspect of seven Bridges Brewing Firm. Try the every day offers – Customary Mondays and Stein Sundays are most likely are favorite!
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5:30pm – Maison Marou Tay Ho
Whereas heading in direction of our subsequent cease at Hanoi Cider Home, we chanced upon Maison Marou Tay Ho, the chocolatier’s second outlet in Hanoi. Reality be instructed, we had been enticed to enter by not solely its “chocolate manufacturing facility” inside however due to the pastries! Are you able to see how intricate the Mug Mousse pastry is?
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6:30pm – Hanoi Cider Home
For our final cease round Ho Tay Lake Hanoi, we had our dinner at Hanoi Cider Home. Hanoi Cider Home just isn’t solely well-known for its craft ciders however its grills are additionally legendary! This time, we had the 24 hr Sluggish Cooked Ribs (with its fall-off-the-bone chunk tender meat) and the Hanoi Cider Home Chargrilled Rooster (with its tender and juicy grilled tastes) and had been completely glad. If we had been yearning for BBQ in Hanoi, Hanoi Cider Home would undoubtedly be our best choice!
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We hope that this itinerary will encourage you to additionally make a journey spherical Ho Tay Lake – Hanoi’s greatest freshwater lake. You possibly can plan many stops alongside the way in which, so don’t be too hampered by the gap to be lined. When you go to 7 Bridges Brewing Firm alongside the way in which, do have a pint of Imperial IPA for us!
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