Bún chả Hương Liên

24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phạm Đình Hồ, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Eat where Obama ate.
Ordered an extra plate of rice noodles because the soup was too delicious. I felt the girl who sat beside me stared at my extra noodle consumption for a few seconds.

Wrap Roll DTH HN

33 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

8 staff standing in boredom vs. 4 customers eating nothing special.
No one wanted to work, that’s what I saw in them.

Quán Bánh Xèo – Nem Cuốn

22 Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Second visits here. Dirty and small but cheap and delicious. I wonder why this combo of adjectives works so universally. When we paid the bill, the only chef-grandma was so happy because each of us ordered an extra portion of pancake (and this is our second supper). I think Chef Grandma was in real happiness when she saw her customers enjoyed her food so much so that the customers were willing to push their stomach capacity…

The waiter collected all the leftover vegetables and rice papers from other table and threw them back to the original food containers/baskets…and serve them again to the next customers. If you have so much concern about hygiene, then I think there is no place you can eat except buying fresh fruits from the supermarket. Glad it’s only a nine-day trip for me.