Monday, August 24, 2009

Chicken in a Coke Can

Ga Tan

Chicken in a Coke can? Sounds weird doesn't it? But in Hanoi nothing is impossible. People serve chicken with chinese herbs in old coke cans and it's very common and famous. Known as ga tan, I love this dish very much.

Ga Tan

There are two kinds of ga tan, one is black chicken and the other is normal chicken. The black chicken ga tan is smaller and more expensive. I dont know why it is more expensive as they cook it with the same herbs as the normal chicken, and the black chicken doesn't actually have as much meat compared to the other.

Ga Tan

In general this is a healthy snack as it is not too filling. It is full of different medicinal herbs which are supposed to be good for your health. I eat one every week and I think it helps me to sleep very much. I'm not sure if there's any real truth in these theories about certain foods being good for you. I suppose if you hear it often enough, you start to believe it.

9 comments:

foodhoe said...

I've never heard of such a thing, but what an interesting presentation. The pictures are awesome!

Mai said...

Only in VN....people are so creative. It looks interesting and I wish I can try it. Congratulations on your visa to Australia. What do you do that you can afford to take so many and such extended vacation? You're one lucky man!

tran said...

Vietnamese women eat this after giving birth as well. It helps to keep your body warm, especially in the winter. It's like drinking spirit when you're in the cold.

Anonymous said...

chicken with chinese herb sounds great. I would love to try in my next trip in Sept. Thanks for sharing and I love your photos as always.
Pete

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kellie said...

I dunno about this. I guess I'm a sheltered american!

Grand Vietnam tours said...

I like it.

Vietnam travel agency said...

I did not like this dish very..