When in Hanoi

Hanoi is a mecca for food lovers. Need I say more?

Bát đặc biệt

This is bát đặc biệt (special bowl) from Phở 10 Lý Quốc Sư near Nha Tho. It is a pho dish but with really fatty beef slices in it. Sinfully delicious. It only costs VND 80,000 (~US$3.50). This is not the first time I tried this noodle dish.

Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

This is Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò (beef jerky green papaya salad) from Bún Chả. It is a hole-in-the-hole that recently became famous when President Barrack Obama and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain had dinner in it. They now offer what they call the “Obama Set”, which obviously a collection of dishes that Obama ordered. You should arrive early as it gets sold out really fast. The price of the papaya salad is VND 35,000 (~US$1.50).

 

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