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Obama has dinner at street food place, shakes hands with cheering Hanoians

Around 500 people have gathered around a ‘bun cha’ place in Le Van Huu street area in Hanoi to catch a glimpse of U.S. President Barack Obama having dinner. He shook hands with Hanoians after having two portions of the capital's famous char grilled pork with rice noodles.

“An Obama portion, please!”: the Bun Cha craze in Hanoi

Yes, that’s it, you didn’t read it wrong. The “Obama portion” has created a craze among both regulars and first-timers at the ‘bun cha’ shop that served Obama during his trip to Vietnam.

Obama catapults Hanoi eatery to stardom

U.S. President Obama did not only bring multi-million dollar contracts to Vietnam during his historic visit last week, he also propelled a local restaurant in Hanoi into the limelight.
June 01, 2016 | 06:48 pm GMT+7

Obama’s ‘bun cha’ goes official

The ‘bun cha’ combo Obama ordered during his trip in Vietnam has gone down in history, marked by a whole page in the menu of the street food place he dined in.
June 17, 2016 | 08:11 pm GMT+7

Obama's Vietnam noodle visit sparks feeding frenzy

The restaurant is cashing in on customers eager to taste what all the fuss is about.
September 23, 2016 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi Bang Bang VI: Slow and Low Bun Cha

The capital's endless twists on white, slender rice noodles.
January 18, 2017 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Celebrity chef relives Obama's street food experience in Hanoi

Anthony Bourdain shared the excitement of his $6 dinner with the then president.
February 13, 2017 | 02:15 pm GMT+7

Five Vietnamese dishes that have got global gourmets talking

Let's rule out 'pho' and sample the rising stars of Vietnamese cuisine.
March 25, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

On the hunt for Hanoi's perfect bun cha

One woman’s journey to a paradise where there are no charred bits or salty sauce.
July 09, 2017 | 12:07 am GMT+7

Can’t touch this: Table Obama and Bourdain dined at on display in glass cabinet

Just when you thought Vietnam's Obama craze couldn’t get any weirder.
March 13, 2018 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

World leaders find Vietnam street dining ambience irresistible

Obama, Trudeau, Turnbull and Prince William are among celebrities drawn to streetside eateries and cafes in Vietnam. 
February 27, 2019 | 03:37 pm GMT+7
 
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