Vietnam Travel Guide

Andrew visits Vietnam to try a cuisine influenced by the Chinese and the French. He samples 7 courses of snake in Le Mat Village and picks up a shredded pig's ear spring roll while strolling ...


Activities
Hanoi Street Market
Andrew tries green papaya salad with dried beef, dried prawn flavored with black-wood ear fungus, pho (beef noodle soup) and civet-cat coffee (coffee made from beans that have been eaten by a civet cat, then pooped out, dried and roasted).
  • Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi Street Market

Andrew tries green papaya salad with dried beef, dried prawn flavored with black-wood ear fungus, pho (beef noodle soup) and civet-cat coffee (coffee made from beans that have been eaten by a civet cat, then pooped out, dried and roasted).
Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Cat Hai Fish Sauce Factory
Andrew travels to the island of Cat Hai (outside of Hai phong) to tour the factory and learn about the making of fish sauce. He also tastes fish sauce with the assistant manager of the Harbour View Hotel.
  • Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam

Cat Hai Fish Sauce Factory

Andrew travels to the island of Cat Hai (outside of Hai phong) to tour the factory and learn about the making of fish sauce. He also tastes fish sauce with the assistant manager of the Harbour View Hotel.
Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
LeMat Village (Snake Village)
Andrew attends the snake festival and selected a snake for the chef to prepare for him. He tries a cobra's beating heart, fried ground snake bones served with crackers, sauteed snake with lemongrass, snake spring rolls and deep-fried snake skin.
  • Lệ Mật, Việt Hưng, Long Biên, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Long Biên, Hanoi Vietnam

LeMat Village (Snake Village)

Andrew attends the snake festival and selected a snake for the chef to prepare for him. He tries a cobra's beating heart, fried ground snake bones served with crackers, sauteed snake with lemongrass, snake spring rolls and deep-fried snake skin.
Lệ Mật, Việt Hưng, Long Biên, Hà Nội, Vietnam Long Biên, Hanoi, Vietnam

Restaurants & Bars
Cha Ca La Vong
Andrew visits this historic restaurant (reputed to be 200 years old) and dines on the only item on the menu -- cha ca (a fried fish dish).
  • 14 Pho Cha Ca
  • Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam

Cha Ca La Vong

Andrew visits this historic restaurant (reputed to be 200 years old) and dines on the only item on the menu -- cha ca (a fried fish dish).
14 Pho Cha Ca Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Highway 4 Restaurant and Bar
Andrew visits this popular restaurant and bar, which is home to Hanoi's Minsk Motorcycle Club (you don't have to be a biker to drop by). He eats whole roasted sparrow, scorpions and bull's penis and testicles.
  • 25 Bat Su
  • Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam

Highway 4 Restaurant and Bar

Andrew visits this popular restaurant and bar, which is home to Hanoi's Minsk Motorcycle Club (you don't have to be a biker to drop by). He eats whole roasted sparrow, scorpions and bull's penis and testicles.
25 Bat Su Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
Jumbo Floating Restaurant (Ha Long Bay)
Andrew eats snails in lemongrass, horseshoe crab in sweet chili, sliced breast of ca say (a long-necked duck hybrid) served over greens, ship worms and mantis prawns.
  • Sham Wan Pier Drive
  • Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam

Jumbo Floating Restaurant (Ha Long Bay)

Andrew eats snails in lemongrass, horseshoe crab in sweet chili, sliced breast of ca say (a long-necked duck hybrid) served over greens, ship worms and mantis prawns.
Sham Wan Pier Drive Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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