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Obama's table at Hanoi eatery enshrined in glass goes on display

IANS  |  Hanoi 

Patrons on Wednesday were packed into Hanoi's Huong Lien restaurant which former US and visited in 2016.

Despite the restaurant's popularity and limited space, the owners have chosen to encase the table at which the two famous American visitors enjoyed -- a traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of noodles, broth and grilled pork -- to commemorate the meal forever, reported.

The owners have also created a special "Obama menu" featuring the and local beer the former and enjoyed together.

No matter how busy the restaurant gets, the table, plastic stools on which they sat, the utensils they used, a container that normally stores fish or soy sauce, and two beer bottles -- similar to those which Obama and enjoyed -- will remain empty as a tribute to the dinner in 2016, which was immortalised in a documentary made by

Ever since the image of Obama with beer in hand during his official visit to was circulated around the world, this tiny eatery has become a destination spot for tourists and curious visitors, drawn more to its history than to its menu.

The restaurant's walls are also adorned with photos of Obama chatting with Bourdain during their visit.

The images of the encased table and stools have even reached Bourdain, who shared it on with the caption, "Not sure how I feel about this".



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:32 IST