local know-how: hanoi

vietnam streetWhy did the chicken cross the road? Who knows? But if that chicken was in Vietnam, then Intrepid’s Tracey Wajda has the local know-how that might be a clue…

“In Hanoi’s tiny Ly Van Phuc Street they serve up the most succulent barbecued chicken you’ll ever enjoy. Every one of the dozen or so restaurants in this street has a coal barbecue out front, on which racks of chicken thighs and wings, pork spare ribs, sweet potatoes and bread is being roasted and constantly brushed with honey and spicy sauces.

This little street is thriving with atmosphere as locals swarm to enjoy this tasty delicacy, and because few westerners venture into this part of town it is truly a local experience. For a huge delicious barbecue feast accompanied by spicy pickled vegetables, you can expect to only pay US$6, and that includes a beer!”

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About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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I loved the Cha Ca – bbq fish with rice noodles and herbs.

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