• Bao Wow: Hanoi's must-try buns

    All photos by Christian Berg

The crunch. The colour. The taste. Bao Wow's beautiful rice buns are simply addictive. Foodies on the hunt for Hanoi's best bites can find the restaurant down an alley in the Tay Ho area. The menu features freshly assembled rice buns, made from Vietnamese ingredients sourced nearby, as well as cajun fries, spicy edamame, and craft beers. Owners Katie Taylor and Chef Phan Nhu Long share the story behind Bao Wow in the pictures and captions below.