President Obama shares a $6 meal with Anthony Bourdain in Hanoi Vietnam
President Barack Obama made a stopover to have a meal with Anthony Bourdain, a celebrity chef during his first historic trip to Asia. The duo ate the lunch of cheap noodles at Bun Cha Huong Lien which is in the capital of Hanoi, Vietnam. This was during the first day of the president’s trip, hours after he lifted a decade-long ban on sale of military equipment to the country.
Anthony Bourdain shared a photo of both of them dining on Instagram on Monday accompanied by a comment implying that the president’s chopstick skills were amazing. The two could be seen seated on simple bright blue plastic stools.
Bourdain also tweeted that the total cost for the meal was six dollars and that the president is the one who settled the bill.
This act portrays the president as a cool and cosmopolitan man. Adventurous palate will now be considered more sophisticated than fine dining. . The president is expected to feature in the upcoming episode of ‘Parts Unknown on CNN’ by Anthony Bourdain. According to CNN, this will air on September.
This was not the first time President Obama made unconventional media appearances. He featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in cars getting coffee’. He has also been interviewed by several YouTube stars.
President Barrack Obama is soon expected to travel to Ho Chi Minh City from Hanoi before proceeding to Japan.
In Japan, the president will be the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima where an atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S during the Second World War.
Photo Credits: Official White House Photo’s by Pete Souza