The Bun Cha Huong Lien (located on Le Van Huu Street) is a local restaurant which became famous in 2016. This restaurant is now well known as the Bun Cha Obama restaurant.
Bun Cha is a traditional Vietnamese dish. Bun Cha is composed of fresh rice noodles, grilled pork in pieces, and a special sauce. During the official visit to Vietnam at the end of May 2016, for his dinner, President Obama enjoyed Bun Cha at this popular restaurant in Hanoi.
Bun Cha Vietnam with President Obama:
President Obama was served Bun Cha after his busy day in Hanoi at a popular restaurant on Le Van Huu Street, where he tasted this traditional Vietnamese dish.
On the evening of May 23, 2016, neighborhoods like Thi Sach, Le Van Huu, and Ngo Thi Nham in the Hoan Kiem district of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi were blocked off for strict security protection when it was known that President Obama would come to take the Bun Cha.
The White House announced that Obama wanted to make time for some visits and to discover the local culture and gastronomy.
“Mr. Obama ordered 2 portions of Bun Cha,” shared restaurant owner Huong Lien.
The US President ordered 2 bun cha and 2 bottles of Hanoi beer to eat with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who also bought 4 bun cha to take away from the hotel.
Huong Lien’s restaurant owner couldn’t hide her joy as she laughed constantly. She said she was surprised when Mr. Obama came to her restaurant. She also shook his hand. According to the owner, Mr. Obama’s hands are soft and warm. His smile was beautiful, and he was very sociable.
In front of the question: “Do you want to nominate Bun Cha Huong Lien Bun Cha for Obama?” The boss laughed, saying that she hadn’t thought of it yet because it happened so quickly and the name Bun Cha Huong Lien had existed in her home for a long time.
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