Dinner in Hanoi


Based on a recommendation from someone I met today, I traversed the streets of the Old Quarter into another area cursing the fact that I can no longer read a map at night without glasses – This is new to me and it can only be described as extremely frustrating!  After a longer then intended walk I arrived on Phan Boi Chau (Street) and shortly thereafter in front of a crowded restaurant called Quan An Ngon.  The clientele was an interesting mix of local, business people, backpacker and me.  I sat at would we would think of as a kids size picnic table across from an older couple old from England, a bit stuffy at first and not at all that talkative. I continued to work on my reserved English dining friends and by the end of dinner they were quit friendly and actually trying some of the things I ordered off my plate and taking pictured of what I was eating to help me gross out Maggie!  For dinner I had: 

  • Pho Cuon – Noodle role with Beef and vegetables
  • Bi Cuon – Pickled Pigs Ear and vegetables dipped in seasoning in a roll
  • Goi Cuon – Fresh Rice Paper Roll with shrimp and pork
  • Tom Chien Mam Xa Ot – Fried Shrimp (whole – heads and all) with lemongrass and chili’s
  • Dui Ech Chien Gion – Deep fried Frogs Legs (check out the feet / toenails in the picture)
  • Chim Se – Sparrows – This was actually the best item on the menu (now I know what happen to Louie

After dinner I jumped on the back of a motorbike and made my way to the lake area and found a bar to blog before heading back to the hotel for the night.

The View


My Blogging spot for the night


About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to Dinner in Hanoi

  1. Allison Hagen says:

    Poor Louie!

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