Tag Archives: bánh tôm

A Street Food Capital

Let’s journey north to Hanoi for three local dishes unique to the capital.  This is my latest article for Tuoi Tre newspaper.  The link and text follow: http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/city-diary/a-street-food-capital-1.71611 Word is out.  Various magazines and travel websites such as CNN Go are now letting our neighbors in on a secret we in Vietnam have long known to […]

Bánh Tôm Shrimp Cakes – 90 of 365

A strip of several open air restaurants selling bánh tôm and snails lines a narrow street making a 90 degree turn at a lakeside temple in Hanoi’s Tay Ho neighborhood.  As with most mom and pop businesses in Vietnam, shops selling a certain product or service cluster in groups under the assumption locating next to the competition […]