A piping hot bowl of <i>bun cha,</i> from a street stall in Hanoi's Old Quarter. The combination of grilled pork, sweet and savory broth with fish sauce, sliced green papaya, rice noodles and fresh herbs is the signature dish of Hanoi.

( Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times / March 8, 2012 )

A piping hot bowl of bun cha, from a street stall in Hanoi's Old Quarter. The combination of grilled pork, sweet and savory broth with fish sauce, sliced green papaya, rice noodles and fresh herbs is the signature dish of Hanoi.

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