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[Illustrations] Check out These Charming Watercolor Paintings of Traditional Hanoian Cuisine

In a capital city that feels like it’s in constant flux, there’s always one thing you can rely on: the refined art of Hanoian cuisine.

Lam Tung Nguyen pays homage to Hanoi’s traditional food in this series of dreamy illustrations, which are featured as part of a calendar. Many of the dishes appear in Mieng Ngon Ha Noi, a book by popular Vietnamese author Vu Bang, the title of which translates as "the delicacies of Hanoi."

As Bang notes, “One Autumn day I wandered through the 36 streets of [Hanoi]’s old quarter. I suddenly realized that [Hanoi] had changed a lot: the streets, houses and clothes. One thing remained unchanged, though: the food Hanoians eat.” 

The illustrations are so spot-on you can almost taste the meals they depict. See more below:

[Photos via Behance/A Taste of Hanoi]


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