Dinner at Bo Nam Nuong Xuan Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

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The last stop on our trip was Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. A city that I felt actually didn’t have much to offer in terms of sights. But I liked the vibe and we had a great time here! The night we got in we had a Vietnamese barbecue at the place probably most famous for it.

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It’s not a fancy place (more plastic chairs) and the only item on the menu is a Vietnamese barbecue (but you can choose between pork or beef) and sides. As usual we ordered too much (one pork and one beef), rice and bread and started barbecuing.

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The dipping sauce served with the meat and veg was mainly salt, sugar and kumquat juice – so nice and fresh!

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When we realised we had, yet again, ordered too much we asked the guy at the neighbouring table if we wanted some more and made a friend while not wasting food! 🙂

A custom I couldn’t really get used to was to throw everything on the floor in street food places. The waiters sweep the floors and wipe the tables, but it still doesn’t look very nice.

Bo Nam Nuong Xuan Xuan, 47 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel pics

Hi,

I’m back in a sunny London with less jetlag than anticipated (yay!) and so much to show you. But let’s start with a selection of pictures from my trip to Hong Kong, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Neon signs galore in Hong Kong.

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Caramelised pork in Hong Kong.

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Tram in HK.

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Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia.

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Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Local noodles (made with ash) in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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Snails and kumquats in Vietnam.

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The market in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam.

IMG_1363Street view in Hanoi, Vietnam.