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Enjoy chicken tan can unique beer in Hanoi

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When he first came to Ga Qin restaurant in Hanoi, Canadian tourist Luke Martin couldn't help but be amazed by the image of the tiny legs of pigeons and black chickens sticking out of the cans. Inside the can is a unique, steaming herbal flavored soup.

Luke Martin is a travel blogger who has a YouTube channel of over 1.5 million followers. His street food videos in many countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa attract from several hundred thousand to millions of views.


In January 2024, Luke Martin embarks on a 24-hour journey to discover Hanoi street food. Visitors from Canada have enjoyed many famous dishes such as Ms. Rum shrimp cake in Dong Xuan market lane, Ba Loi Cuff rib porridge, egg coffee, Thanh Van heirloom rolls, Mai Huong tan chicken and drift cake.



The dish that surprised Martin the most was the cans of chicken Qin. He called it "crazy" and "unprecedented." The male tourist was curious to see the tiny legs of pigeons and black chickens sticking out of the cans. Inside the can is a unique, steaming herbal flavored soup.


Martin told his companion: "In Canada, we have chicken beer, but it's a beer can that stuffs into a chicken's belly instead of stuffing chicken into a tiny beer can like this. How can you stuff a whole chicken or pigeon into a can like that? It's crazy".



He and his friend ordered two cans with a can of magpie chicken, a can of pigeon. Martin tried the chicken first, from the flesh to the bones were black, the meat was tender, imbued with spices. The whole chicken is cooked in cans with spices and herbs such as red apples, lotus seeds... Tasting the broth, Martin felt the sweetness and aftertaste of different herbs, which reminded him of some Chinese food.



Chicken Qin in beer cans is popular with Hanoi diners, especially in autumn - winter, when the weather is cold. The cans were bought by the owner, cleaned to store chicken and spices. The type of black chicken featured in Martin's video is also known as the evil chicken, weighing about 300-400 grams. Usually, chickens are used for many hours with red apples, gooseberries, lotus seeds, earth seeds, wormwood. This dish is best eaten hot, can be combined with shrimp noodles.



Under the comment section, many viewers praised Martin for finding very delicious and famous addresses to enjoy and share. These places feature Hanoi street food.


Photo/Video: Luke Martin

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