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

    8 years ago

    Its actually a roasted duck and very yummy.

  • Ian

    9 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

      9 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

    10 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

    10 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

      10 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

    10 years ago

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

  • Ayngelina

    10 years ago

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

  • Ruth (Tanama Tales)

    10 years ago

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

  • sully86

    10 years ago

    mark: o.O”

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Have you eaten this Sully?

    • sully86

      10 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.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Haha!