Hanoi 2018-04 part 2

by Ho Kim April. 30, 2018 337 views

Old people gather around the Hoan Kiem lake for some exercise or massage. I could see people around the lake as well as on the shade of every street. It should be boiling hot in a room without air conditioners.

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem lake

It quite looks like most of Vietnamese men have their hair cut on the street. I could come across several street barbers walking around the Hoan Kiem, while no barber shop I could find.

Around revolutionary museum

Around revolutionary museum

You can have local foods and street foods together with cold beers. This is beer street.

Talking about street foods of Vietnam, rice noodle should come first. Their main meal is rice as is in most of Asian countries. Making noodle from rice is not easy but they are widely enjoying rice noodle in Vietnam. No wonder they have to add 30% of flour to make rice noodle, which I found out later. Anyhow not just taste but the price is attractive : it cost me just $1.3. I must pay $13 to have the similar one in Korea. It's a heaven for noodle lovers.

Pho Bo - rice noodle with beef soup

Pho Bo - rice noodle with beef soup

At last I met the old friend. He was excited to meet the friend flown all the way from Korea to Vietnam and reserved a fine dinning restaurant. We could taste the 4 most renowned Vietnamese street dished on the table. Street food in a decent restaurant. What a contradiction! :-)

Noodle, tomato, herbs... I forgot the name.

Noodle, tomato, herbs... I forgot the name.

Vietnamese papaya salad

Vietnamese papaya salad

Cha ca - marinated fish fillet

Cha ca - marinated fish fillet

Bun Cha - rice noodle with herbs and roast pork

Bun Cha - rice noodle with herbs and roast pork

Actually the way they enjoy Vietnamese street food should be like this, not in the decent restaurant.

Around revolutionary museum

Around revolutionary museum

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Kevin Wenning 9 months, 1 week ago

I had many street dishes that I couldn't exactly recognize but they were all delicious. The sweet milky coffee and crispy duck were my favorites in Hanoi. And for some reason they just weren't quite as good in Saigon.

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Ho Kim Replied to Kevin Wenning 5 months, 4 weeks ago

I found this reply so so late... We were not that familiar with South asian coffee, very sweet milky coffee but I got surprised so many people got addicted to it and I can find Vietnamese cafe in Korea, Cong cafe. I do miss Vietnam.

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Ho Kim Replied to John Wilson 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes, we shared the same experience. smile

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