- A streetside restaurant in Vietnam has preserved the chair, table and utensils that former U.S. President Barack Obama used two years ago
- The owners of a family-run Hanoi street food restaurant said that the idea of putting the memorabilia on display came from their customers
A restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam where former US President Barack Obama and chef Anthony Bourdain dined in 2016 has gone on display; specifically the table they used for dinner complete with a diner set and empty beer bottles.
The whole set has been encased in glass.
The owners of the family-run Hanoi street food restaurant where the two men ate for $6 on plastic tools say that the idea of putting the memorabilia on display came from their customers.
Obama dropped by Bún Cha Huong Liên, located in Hanoi, for dinner with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on May 23, 2016 for the television program “Parts Unknown”.
The pair sampled bún cha, a traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of grilled pork, rice noodles, and vegetables.
The restaurant owners knew that a foreign TV crew was coming, but they did not expect that the former president would be part of it.
“Obama was nice, smiling, cheerful and popular with everyone,” Nguyen Thi Lien said; one of the owners of the Restaurant.
“His presence in our restaurant was a great surprise for my whole family, who could never have imagined it, even in our dreams.”