This is not something we see everyday, President Barack Obama took some time away from his Asia trip on Monday to dine with celebrity chef and adventurous eater Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam. They shared a traditional vietnamese meal of Pho at a local Hanoi Restaurant.
Their meal and conversation will be featured in a September episode of CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.”
After finishing up at Hanoi restaurant Bún chả Hương Liên, Bourdain tweeted that he had picked up the $6 tab on a shared “bun Cha dinner.”
Total cost of bun Cha dinner with the President: $6.00 . I picked up the check . #Hanoi
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) May 23, 2016
Obama arrived in Vietnam on Sunday, kicking off his 1oth Asian trip since entering the White House. After Hanoi, the President heads for Ho Chi Minh City, before making his way to Japan.