These diners in Vietnam have just upped the ante for unimpressed. President Barack Obama is sitting right there dining with chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, and the other restaurant patrons are just as cool as the other side of the pillow, not even sneaking a peek at the leader of the free world or asking him to pass the hoisin sauce.
The photo was snapped while Bourdain and the president filmed an episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" at a Hanoi restaurant called Bun cha Hương Lien. (They appear to be enjoying Bun cha, a dish similar to the pho noodle soup that's better known in America.) Bodyguards were surely everywhere -- one Imgur user jokes that all the diners were "highly trained Secret Service agents." But the nonchalant expressions on the other customers, even if coached by the producers, must've been a joy to behold for a man who's used to being the most famous dude in the room even at Buckingham Palace.
It didn't last. Photos shared by VN Express show that crowds were waiting in the street after Obama and Bourdain finished their 65-minute meal. (Bourdain tweeted that it cost $6, and that he picked up the check.) The episode will air in September on CNN.
Obama is on a weeklong trip to Asia to boost economic and security cooperation in the region and is expected to head south to Ho Chi Minh City before traveling to Japan.