Bun Cha Huong Lien

Vietnamese in Hanoi

Bun Cha Huong Lien was launched into stardom thanks to Barack Obama, who dined here with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in May 2016. Customers fill the four storeys to sample the grilled-pork-and-noodle delicacy while staff call out 'Obama bun cha!' to passers-by. The ‘Combo Obama’ gets you a bowl of bun cha, a fried seafood roll and Hanoi beer for 90,000d.

Some locals argue it isn't the best bun cha in the city, but it’s worth a visit for the experience, and fame has improved their food, keeping it fresh and excellent.