Hà Nội Scribbles

Writing & Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Ông Ban Cow Pen revealed

Finally caught up with my arch nemesis, Ông Bang Cow Pen during normal working hours. I am now told he is saying ‘bánh khúc đây’ and ‘xôi lạc bánh khúc … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s a tape!

If you were left wondering after my Bang cow pen post, the answer is a tape-recorded loop. Or, at least, that’s what I surmised when getting this picture of a street … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ban cow pen?

Ban cow pen! Bang coo pen? Bang cow pig! Ban coo van? Banh cua ban! Bạn của bạn? Whatever he is selling I don’t want to buy it. Especially at … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · 5 Comments

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