I am a person who has issues with food. So when I go to different places, it was really difficult for me to choose the food to eat. I am just careful not to spoil my trip with an upset stomach. So I try to ask the people about the food they are serving and what's in it. As much as I can and my stomach can take, I try to experience eating foods that the place locally serves.
My friend and I tried so many different kinds of food that we saw being sold anywhere in Hanoi -- on the streets, in the stores, in restaurants, in alleys. It was fun food tripping in Hanoi.