192017Nov

Lunch Time at Los Cocuyos

Mexico City is huge and on our first day of exploring we needed a quick recharge midway through the morning. We decided to stop by Taquería Los Cocuyos, a popular street vendor serving tacos stuffed with all types of beef cuts. Thanks to a visit by Anthony Bourdain, this place has gotten even more busy from what locals tell me. But at this lunch hour, the crowds weren’t too large. We only waited for one group to order. We were able to secure a small sitting spot next to the…

052014Dec

Double Breakfast

We were making our way through the Old Quarter and decided to eat locally. That was, try out the recommendations from the locals and online reviews that weren’t TripAdvisor or Yelp (yeah, they had a small presence). Two things came to mind, bun cha and more bun rieu oc. I had to compare it to last night. Do street vendors do bun rieu oc better then fancy restaurants? My hypothesis was yes. I’d say we were pretty adventurous trying out the street vendor we picked for bun rieu oc, crab…

012014Dec

First Look at Street Food

I met up with my friends in the evening. They had spent most of their day with a local tour guide from Hanoi Kids, a clever culture exchange group. They send students along with tourists free of charge to show them the culture and sights of Hanoi. In exchange, the students get to practice their English. Most of them are college students and the brief time I spent with the guide, the more I noticed that with the other groups we ran into. Every so often our guide would run…

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