Friday, December 29, 2017

Hanoi - Weekend Night Market Eats

On our first night in Hanoi, after a few rounds of Bia Hơi, we needed something to eat so we set off to explore the weekend night market. This street market, like most we checked out on our trip, was largely dedicated to stalls selling various knick knacks we had no interest in. There was usually some good street food in evidence, though, and this market was no exception.

We got pork skewers from two different vendors and they were both extremely good. Tender, with great grill flavor and strong notes of lemongrass. They were adorned with a fantastic spicy and tangy barbecue sauce.

Another stall had all sorts of interesting bits and bobs on skewers.

In addition to skewers, there was a stall serving up alien (to us) looking dessert - I think it involved sweet corn. We didn't try it, but others seemed to be enjoying it.

The streets were very busy (even by Hanoi standards) with lots of people, both tourists and locals alike, out enjoying the evening.

We were still a bit hungry, so we stopped for our first Bánh Mì (spelled "Bánh my" in Hanoi):

Nothing special (we didn't actually have a great Bánh Mì in Hanoi), but it got the job done, and was super cheap.

Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Hanoi. We returned to our hotel full, tired and happy.

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