This chef tasted bun cha with President Obama at Huong Lien restaurant on Le Van Huu Street, Hanoi, on May 23, during Obama’s visit to Vietnam last week.
These scenes will be part of the show “Bourdain: Part Unknown”, a popular TV program on tourism and gastronomy that is scheduled to be aired in September.
On May 26, the chef visited a bun oc shop on Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, a bia hoi restaurant on Tang Bat Ho Street, and the noodle shop which is known as “bun chui” (insulting noodle shop – where the shop owner always shouts at her customers) on Ngo Sy Lien Street.
The same evening, chef Anthony and cameramen drove motorcycles around the Hanoi Cathedral area and Ngo Huyen alley.
After filming in Hanoi, the crew filmed some scenes in a fishing village in Ha Long, Quang Ninh.
Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, including many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.
Although Bourdain is no longer employed as a chef, he maintains a relationship with Les Halles in New York. He became widely known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
His first food and world-travel television show was A Cook's Tour, which ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network from 2002 through 2003.
In 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.