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Quan Non (Budapest, Hungary)

THE STORY

Budapest has been one of our favorite cities to visit. We visited in January, when the weather was basically slush, but there was plenty to keep us busy. There actually hadn’t been any Asian restaurants on our list when we arrived. As we walked around, however, we found a handful of Vietnamese restaurants.

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Our schedule was already pretty full with the restaurants I had bookmarked, but after our tour of the Hungarian National Gallery at the Buda Castle, we had our final meal at Quan Non, a Vietnamese restaurant along the bus route back to the apartment. The weather was still miserably wintry, and a steaming bowl of noodle soup was the perfect way to wrap up our trip to this quintessentially Eastern European city. Like we do.

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THE REVIEW

As mentioned above, this was the best meal for the cold, wet January weather. We shared an order of spring rolls and each had a beef pho. Flavorful. Delicious. Simple as that.


Quán Nón, Erzsébet tér 1, Budapest, Hungary, +36 1 612 9112

Bubble Tea: Greatest Hits vol. 1

THE STORY

Sometimes the craving is so intense, you're willing to lower your threshold from good to decent: maybe you'll take comfort in a bowl of ramen that uses rice noodles, or a plate of lo mein that comes with a pork schnitzel on top (more on that in a later post). I've taken part in many a bowl of noodle soup that was so oily, I couldn't even begin to reason why.

One thing, however, that can never be comprised is bubble tea. I only have one standard, which is that the boba be tapioca, not that weird popping bubble stuff. Otherwise, we have not come across a bubble tea we did not like.

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Sure, sometimes we get less boba than we wanted, or the tapioca is a little under-cooked. But overall, bubble tea is a wonderful and comforting constant throughout our travels.

Below is a list of the ones we've visited so far, with more to come I'm sure...

Come Buy - Berlin
Rosenthaler Str. 31, 10178 Berlin

96 Zen - Budapest
Budapest, Kálvin tér 5, 1053 Hungary

Wowble - Sevilla
Calle O'Donnell, 5, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Bubbleology - Pilsen
Center Olympia, Písecká 972/1, 326 00 Plzeň 8-Černice, Czechia

BoBoQ - Munich (CLOSED)

Bubbow - Amsterdam (CLOSED)

Lou Lan Cha - Munich (CLOSED)