I've been reading over the boards and found some good stuff, but I also wanted to toss out an ask for recommendations-
My wife and I will be in Northern Vietnam starting next week. We will be staying in Hanoi, Ha Long, and Sapa (I know, the tourist triangle).
We'd really appreciate recommendations for can't miss places to eat in all three, especially Hanoi. We eat lots of Vietnamese here in the U.S. so are somewhat familiar with the food. We are adventurous eaters, but have two restrictions - I don't eat seafood at all, and we don't speak any Vietnamese.
Can anyone help us? We love Vietnamese food, and are so excited to get to try the real thing!