Archive | February 8, 2012

A Look At Some Food Way Off The Trail

My long walks through Saigon expose me to a world so unlike the one I come home to.  The more adventurous side of food lurks at every corner:  

Pastry Lunch – 51 of 365

Yes, these six tiny pastries really were a legitimate meal for me and not just some quick afternoon delight.  All you moms out there, take note.  Lunches lacking any pretense of nutritional value are the adult manifestation of childhood sugar deprivation.  You see, I grew up in a world with no sugar cereal, sugar snacks, sugar […]

Bún Chả, My Favorite Vietnamese Food – 50 of 365

It’s pronounced boon chaaaaah with a nasally vowel sound.   It’s also the first Vietnamese food I sampled after moving to Hanoi and quickly became my all-time favorite.  My Vietnamese coworkers introduced me to “noodles grilled” at a street food restaurant whose bedraggled authenticity nuked my western sensibilities into submission.  I lowered myself onto a tiny […]