Photo: Vietnamese Street Food Looking at You

By Mark Wiens 16 Comments
Vietnamese street food salad
Vietnamese street food salad

Vietnam is a wonderful place for food lovers, and I spent much of my time hanging out on the streets eating Hanoi street food.

This plate of salad was made of shredded papaya, herbs, peanuts, a fried quail on top and a tasty sweet and sour dressing poured all over.

You can watch this video to get a better feeling for eating street food in Hanoi.



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  • The Traveling Indian

    3 years ago

    Its actually a roasted duck and very yummy.

  • Ian

    4 years ago

    Nice photo Mark. I bet you had found this tasty dish at Hang Buom street – The favourist street for such kind of things. And Glad you enjoyed it so much. Mark, I’m following you on Facebook and I know you’re in India at recent. I really love the way you enjoyed the street food in there. I do hope you will come back to Vietnam soon.
    Best,
    Ian

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Ian, great to hear from you. I would love to come back to Vietnam again in the future. Are you living in Hanoi?

  • Larissa

    5 years ago

    This brings back memories! To say “street food” is to say “how to eat in Vietnam”, since the streets seem to be an extension of their homes. I also did a street food trek in Hoi An which was as informative as it was delicious (cue the mouth watering at this very moment 🙂 ) http://wp.me/p1DSu5-Ot

  • Earthdrifter

    5 years ago

    Not strange, only different. 🙂 You were in food photography utopia while snapping that one. Not sure if I could bit into that head, but it does look like it was marinated in something very tasty.

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      It was, very tasty, a nice sweet and soy sauce marinade that went well with the rest of the salad as well!

  • ash

    5 years ago

    I thought that was a turtle! Still kinda weird but I bet it was delicious!

  • Ayngelina

    5 years ago

    It does look like a bug….a very delicious bug.

  • Ruth (Tanama Tales)

    5 years ago

    This totally looks like a giant bug. I freaked out for a second.

  • sully86

    5 years ago

    mark: o.O”

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Have you eaten this Sully?

      • sully86

        5 years ago

        mark: i had baked quail at my place…but they stop doing it because the quail population took a back seat. On a salad i never had.