local know-how: hanoi
Why 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!”