Day xxx in Hanoi!
We went out for Bahn Mi after doing some research on TripAdvisor for ‘Best Bahn Mi in town’. HAHAHA! Honestly, TripAdvisor is the real deal. I use it for almost all my travels – from browsing for things to do, sights to see, checking for tours to THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE THING THAT RULES THEM ALL..FOOD. Where to eat?! What to eat?! Why to eat?! and How much to eat?!
After extending my stay in Korea, I’ve come to realised how important it is to eat. LOL. Henceforth, I’ll only spend travel money on food from now on. Yes, I swear it upon my cheese. And you should know how much I love cheese!
Say no to souvenirs! Say no to shopping! (Unless, it’s meant to be a shopping trip) But not when you’re travelling to experience the country.
And here goes the Bahn Mi! 🙂
What is a Bahn Mi?
Courtesy of Google: (in Vietnamese cuisine) a sandwich consisting of a baguette (traditionally baked with both rice and wheat flour) filled with a variety of ingredients, typically including meat, pickled vegetables, and chili peppers.
Courtesy of Bin: You take a baguette, slice it open in the middle. After, take some vegetables and meat to stuff it in. And voila, 1 + 1 = 2. Put this + that and you’ll get Bahn Mi! Basically, Vietnamese baguette. Simple, clean, nice, short description. Saya suka.
I think we walked around aimlessly for quite awhile after having our Bahn Mi and found this small shop in one of the small alley ways. I think it’s a market where locals go to because there were no tourists around and it just didn’t feel touristy at all. You just here a lot of ‘*#&%$*(@%^$&*(&*%$&’ alien language and then you hear ‘HAHAHA! WAHAHA! OH OH OH! AH AH AH!’ – Locals conversing with each other while I’m just standing there trying to comprehend what is going on.
Anyways, the food!
GOSH. Have I ever told you how important it is to NOT EAT at tourist recommended places? Always go where the locals go! And so, we found ourselves this tiny little shop ran by an old lady. SHE WAS THE BOMB. AND HER FOOD WAS THE REAL BOMB MAN.
After having lunch/brunch, we went on to continue our getting lost with a map adventure!
This is along one of the night street market place in Hanoi and is popular among tourists! So you’ll probably come across this night street when you’re in Hanoi.
I didn’t take much pictures here because there were just too many people and not much of the actual local scene. Sigh, so I just skipped it.
BUT! Guess what I found?! A local music band! And they were really goood. They mostly played songs from movie soundtracks and some famous pop songs.
The day is not over yet! Not until we get our last dose of Vietnamese Coffee before heading back to the hotel ❤
COFFEE! GIVE ME COFFEE! I don’t want hotel! I want coffee! (that’s a lie because I know I’ll always choose sleep over having a cup of coffee)
That’s it for Hanoi (Part 3)
Stay tune for more ❤