This is the sixth of several brief posts of my recent trip to Asia: photos, food and a few thoughts.
|Streets of the Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Streetside fruit stall behind Dong Xuan markets|
|Food alley next to Dong Xuan Markets|
|Minding the scooter traffic as you eat|
|Making banh cuon|
|Making banh cuon sheets|
|Our banh cuon is served|
|A mint garnish|
|Frying banh tom|
|Takeaway pickles and dipping sauce|
One of the ladies at the stall fishes out the cooked banh tom from the woks of hot oil, roughly cuts them up with scissors, and plates them up for the customer. She even does a takeaway trade with a copious use of plastic bags.
|A tiny fried prawn|
|Baguettes by bicycle, near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Baguettes by the street side|
|Spring rolls by the street side|
|Heavy scooter traffic|
|One of the beef salad stores near the Hoan Kiem Lake|
|Dressing the salad|
Dressing, much like nuoc cham, came from large soft drink bottles and was poured liberally over the salads, which were then ferried through the seated crowd from a guy who would take payment.
|Nom thit bo kho|
And indeed, street food in Hanoi was an illness-free food highlight of the city and our trip overall. More Asia tripping posts to come on Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia.