When Anthony Bourdain visited Hanoi on his show A Cook’s Tour, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.
This is A Cook’s Tour, season 2, episode 12. It first aired on May 31, 2003.
DISH – “Vietnamese Street Food”
WHAT IS IT?
First: For breakfast, he had a snail soup with crab meat, sprouts, pickled chilis and garlic all in one stock.
Second: In an unknown market, while being accompanied by Linh, they sampled corn pancakes made of corn and flour then cooked in oil and on the rack to dry. Next is quail eggs dipped in salt.
Lastly, shrimp cakes where they put batter on the shrimp then cooked in oil.
“Crispy, airy, shrimpy, and delicious” -Anthony Bourdain
WHERE IS IT?
We don’t know the exact location of the market where they’ve eaten as it is not mentioned on the show but you can find similar foods anywhere in Hanoi.
DISH – “Madam Tuyet’s Special Dish”
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WHAT IS IT?
First: A chicken that is splayed out in a pan, slow roasted and glazed periodically with brown sugar or wild honey.
Second: A snakehead fish. The fish is sliced, then rolled around in a stuffing made of pork and mushrooms then dunked in a batter then cooked in hot oil. Next is the head and spine of snakehead fish will be cooked and lastly, a spring roll.
“It’s a full mind, body experience this…Oh yeah, here comes the good stuff. There are a few things in this world I like more than a good cup of coffee and I happen to think that the best coffee in the world is made in Vietnam.”
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