CNN recently says more than pho, there are 5 dishes every visitor to Hanoi needs to try. They include fish cooked with turmeric and dill, fish and crab noodle soups.

CNN says when former President Barack Obama traveled to Hanoi in 2016, he famously joined the late Anthony Bourdain for a meal of bun cha, a beloved local specialty made up of bits of marinated, charcoal-grilled pork patties and pork slices in a dipping sauce with rice noodles and herb garnishes.

And then of course there's the world-famous pho.

“Made with rice noodles, this beef noodle soup is a must-try on the streets of Hanoi -- not to mention readily available overseas,” CNN says.

CNN said but there's much more to the city's diverse food scene, citing five dishes every Hanoi visitor should try.-VNA