Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hanoi - More of the Old Quarters


Hanoi is an old rustic looking town, we went there at the end of 2010 which coincided with the town's 1ooo (one thousand) year anniversary. Walking around this city , I felt as though I was transported back into time... seeing and walking though temples, buildings and streets that has been there for centuries was surreal.


Hanoi also many lakes as well, most famous is probably the "Hoan Kiem Lake" . The wonderful sceneries around Hanoi, could "ALMOST" make one forget the constant honking of the motorbikes and cars.
After the wonderful sightseeing, the wonderful feast came in true Vietnamese colours.
Tomato based fried Fish
Herbal pork stew, cooked in coconut
Crabmeat fried with sugarcane shoots

Prawn Rolls
Caramelized Banana and Pineapple
We ate like Kings again, thanks to our guide. Although the meal was gorgeous... the funny thing was the plain white rice was the last dish to arrive ... after we ate all the dishes(including desert) except for two leafs of vegetables. I guess they must have forgot about the rice or the rice was actually the desert ,but no complains... it the whole meal pretty good.
Anything funny happened to you lately?

41 comments:

Dzoli said...

Hanoi is indeed very beautiful.And food looks tempting too;)

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

It almost 10 years since I visited Hanoi...
It's such an incredibly beautiful place. Just magic...

Peiyinn said...

The building look awesome and the food look yummy! It make me hungry. :)

Katie said...

Gorgeous pictures, the food looks incredible! xo

lucylu. said...

that food looks sooooo yum!

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Quay Po Cooks said...

I have not been to Hanoi. Thanks for taking me on a virtual trip there:D

Caroline Robianto said...

nice pictures!! I want to eat those food :D


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wooden heartbeat said...

Thanks for the comment! All the food looks so yummy

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Erika Lee Sears said...

Hanoi looks like such a fun city full of culture!

Catherine Au Jong said...

awesome post!!! :D

Ruth said...

That caramelized banana and pineapple looks out-of-this-world! You've made me want to visit Hanoi!

Foodiva said...

Hi Ron, I enjoyed perusing through your Hanoi posts. The last time I was there was 17 years ago and it looks like it hasn't changed that much. Still too many bikes but the food is scrumptious! Thanks for dropping by my blog, because now it's led me here :-).

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What stunning pictures. Hubby and I would love to visit there one day! :)

Maria Bastida said...

thanks for your comment ;)
Love these pictures, everything looks delicious!!
xx

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Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

this place looks great you would be fun to travel with

Lucija said...

Beautiful photos!

XO,
Lucija

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous and the food look delish!

laura said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! Your shots are great. All the food pics look extremely delish! I've never been to Hanoi, but it's on my to-go places list!
♥ laura

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Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

Nothing better than taking in the sights of a city with so much history. Oh, unless it has awesome food to boot! You had me at the fried fish ....

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i love Vietnam foods too.

amy b.s. said...

beautiful! and that food looks amazing!

Paislea Elyse said...

thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!!!

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Kate@Diethood said...

I want to live in that building, 3rd picture from the top - Beautiful!! Then I want to go and eat all that incredible food.

then she'll carelessly cut you said...

Oh my, I'm going to Hanoi in October/November time! SO EXCITED NOW - the food looks amazing,

Rosie x

Pippa said...

Mmmm that food looks so yummy! Jealous :) Wish I could do an amazing trip like this!
Thanks for your comment xxx

Alessandra said...

Ciao Ron,

Great reportage! I love reading (and writing) about travel and food, food and travel, travel and more food.... I will follow you :-).

Ciao

Alessandra

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

The best thing about going on holiday is eating like kings- especially when the dollar is good! Love that caramelized banana and pineapple

M.ery said...

amazing photos! ;) the food makes me hungry a little! it looks delicious ^^

Josie said...

Mmmmm... This looks super delicious!
xo Josie
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Alba M said...

Beautiful place! Yummy food lol

Alba
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Ice Pandora said...

I will visit Hanoi someday ^__^
The old buildings and temples are so beautiful!
Also the foods look amazing :)

xx

Bang and Buck said...

looks like an amazing place..more food! *droooool*

xo

Bang & Buck

Miss Kwong said...

nice area! love the food always!

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Aine O said...

mmmmm those pics look so good! your a very good photographer!

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Angela said...

Hmmm..rice for dessert. Here people eat it with sugar and butter, so I can sort of see that. The pictures are fabulous. 1000 years is a good run:)

lillie said...

Wow this food looks awesome! I would love to visit Hanoi sometime

Cecylia said...

oh my the food is making me hungry!! :D
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Paislea Elyse said...

you always have THE best looking food on your blog! it makes me hunger for something tasty!!!

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cryskay said...

lovely photos. the food looks delish! xx

Diane said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! omggg!!! arghhhhhh!!!!!!!!im dying just looking at ur blog

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Outbound di malang said...

Nice blog :)
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