I believe these are roasting chestnuts. I don't know what brought on the vendor's prayer to Buddha, but you see that a lot.
Where better to eat street food than right there on the street? This is in Chinatown.
This is our intrepid guide Nu. He's been doing this for about 30 years and is very good at it. He's a delightful fellow who was working all the time to make sure all the tickets and check-ins and check-outs and meals and special requests went smoothly for the 30 of us on the bus.