The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Hanoi for his show, Parts Unknown Season 8 episode 2 (originally aired September 25, 2016):
In Parts Unknown Hanoi, Anthony Bourdain went on a Ha Long
Bay cruise aboard a refurbished French steamer of Emeraude. He described it as
having “all the modern conveniences”, as well as “all the charms of the past”.
DISH – Bún Chả
WHAT IS IT?
Pork patties and grilled pork belly in a broth of vinegar,
sugar and nước mắm (Vietnamese fermented fish sauce). Add noodles, and chili (to
Bún chả Hương Liên is a classic, funky, family-run noodle
shop where Anthony Bourdain had Bún Chả and beer with former US President
Barack Obama. Since then, the noodle shop has been referred to as the “Obama
spot” and “Bún chả Obama”.
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