These are some of my favorite experiences in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
My gastronomical tour begins with Bit Tet, Banh Mi Phuc’s speciality in the Hoan Kiem District. Steak, onions, tomatoes and eggs served on a sizzling plate. It comes with a freshly made baguette and chopped cucumber. You eat it like sandwich stuffing the sizzling meal into the baguette. It was so filling I only started feeling hungry at 4pm. Absolutely a must try!
Had Hu Tiu for lunch. Noodles with bean sprouts, peanuts, sugar and coriander herbs. Comes with welsh onion soup with dumplings. It’s like the soup version of Pad Thai. Im so convinced that the best meals in Vietnam are those tucked away in the most unthinkable places that treasures like these can only be revealed by a local! Quite a shame to talk about fat my stomach has grown in less than 24 hours….burp. Oooops, excuuuuz mee..
Pho Bo. Rice noodles with beef. ❤
My super awesome experience with Banh Cuon Nhan Thit Nuong. Steamed rice roll with grilled pork. Such a lovely surprise how this one tastes!!! I may have found my favorite so far! 😍
The two Vietnamese ladies I met would be my highlight for today. Learned so much from them. Their kind heart made me realize how faithful God is to send me good people to enjoy this adventure with. They accompanied me the whole evening, took me out for some Pho and gave me these Mangoes to bring home. Now I have something to share with my host family. Thank you Lord for today. 😊
The first stop of my gastronomical adventure is Hanoi. Located in the northern side of Vietnam, this capital city has a lot to contribute to Vietnamese history. In 1887-1970, Vietnam was under the French colony. Their national hero Ho Chi Minh along with other important names of Vietnamese history became prisoners of war under this regime. The French established their government here, thus later on making Hanoi the political and educational center of Vietnam.
For such a small city, most of the residents of Hanoi are students and most of them are very supportive of their tourism. I have met several university students who are volunteer tour guides. They will show you around the city in their motorbike, introduce the life of the Hanoian locals, bring you to the best places to eat and even treat you to some of the best local desserts. All of these in exchange for one thing: For them to be able to practice their English.
I have met wonderful people in Hanoi and it made my experience such a memorable one.
There is nothing foolish about God. He is all encompassing Truth, never tells a lie and always leads us to the light instead of darkness.
There is no such thing as April Fool’s day with God either. Everyday is made by Him for us to rejoice and be glad in it. He didnt appoint a day in the calendar for us to make a prank on people or for Him to make a prank on us. He created each day with a purpose, and its for us to grow trusting and confident in him more and more. Never did he create a day for his name to be disgraced. He purposed each day for us to be satisfied in him and for his name to be glorified in us.
God created each day to be filled with his mercy and that in itself is a reason to rejoice. He said that we can rejoice in him always. Thank you Lord that the blessings you give even on April 1st, are blessings coming from the One True God. Thank You Jesus that there is nothing hoax about that.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
- John 14:6
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
- Lamentations 3:23
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
- John 8:12
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
- Philippians 4:4
..for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
- Proverbs 3:26