Cooking in Hanoi
The food in Vietnam is fantastic. There’s lots of delicious street foods like pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), bun bo (rice noodles with sprouts), banh cuon (steamed rice crepes) selling from anywhere from $1 to $2. There’s no need to cook yourself, and it seems like a lot of Vietnamese just eat in the street. Last night I went to a place called chicken street, where the Vietnamese come on a saturday night to grab some beers and grilled chicken parts on a stick. They also were grilling honey-glazed-bread-on-a-stick, and sweet-potato-on-a-stick….delicious!
Being a bit of a cook myself, I wanted to learn how to make some of these wonderful dishes. After a little googling, I found a suitable cooking class and got signed up. I ended up taking the class with two Americans, Mike and Dan, and we a great time touring a market first, and then getting our hands dirty with yummy food.