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profile member asked on Jun 7, 2009

Padi Rats

Hi all,

I am planning a short 5 days trip to Hanoi before flying off to Bangkok, I am still doing my research of Hanoi, like where to stay, where to go, a must visit place, how to get around, do's and don'ts and etc, however I would like hear from some of you guys who have been there and done that to give some inside tips or advised. One things that I am looking for this trip is the Padi Rats delicacy in Hanoi which I really wanna try, however I can't seem to find that place, I have read some blog with video clips on it, it only mentioned 15km from Hanoi, anyway here can help me?



4 Answers

answered on 6/7/09 by
a VT member from Nelson Bay

Never heard of Padi rats. But there are dog meat resturants about 10 k's north of Hanoi. Maybe they cook rats as well???
I wasn't very impressed with where I stayed in Hanoi, but if you look at the pages of VT member "dancinbudgie" she has just returned from Hanoi and has some great up-to-date tips for Hanoi.

answered on 6/8/09 by
a VT member from Singapore

Are these the rats they flush out of their rice fields?

I believe the Cambodians export a whole bunch of them daily over the border to Vietnam, where they're considered a delicacy. (Not so much a delicacy as the poor man's meat in Cambodia.)

So I suspect you might have better luck asking a local (hotel front desk and so forth) if a VTer doesn't have the information. Not much help, I know, but it's also something I'd want to sample if I were going to Vietnam.

Good luck!

answered on 6/10/09 by
a VT member

where to stay: I recommend you stay around Hoan Kiem Lake, old quarter: Hanoi view hotel, Majestic Salute hotel.... You could check all the hotels : hotels - in -
where to go: Hanoi city tour, Ha Long Bay ( 2 days - 1 night)

answered on 6/14/09 by
a VT member from Klang

thanks for the info, on the Rat meat, I will try to look around :)

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