Tag Archives: ben thanh market

Bánh Bèo Huế Steamed Rice Cakes Hue Style – 285 of 365

Yes, Ben Thanh Market is infested with tourists and all the hassles that accompany such a venue.  A friend wanted to try lunch there, and of course I obliged never wanting to turn down a new food discovery.  I must say that the whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths (though the actual […]

Mì Quảng and More – 79 of 365

“Ăn kĩ no lâu” goes the Vietnamese proverb.  I know, Don’t worry…I had no clue either what it meant until I asked Anthony.   His translation of “as much as you chew food, as long as you’re full” gets us in the ballpark in an abstract sort of way though still a bit short of clarity.  […]

Market Stall Tapas – 73 of 365

I stumbled upon a woman’s blog entry extolling the virtues of casual dining in America.  Evidently Chili’s is expanding America’s immense girth one calorie at a time with some Triple Dipper Menu where “3 Appetizers + 3 Dips = 1 Happy You.”   I don’t know about this one.  They expect me to spend $10.49 plus […]

Bún Thịt Nướng BBQ – 70 of 365

Seeing our Saigon home through the eyes of an outsider can change our own insider’s views.   Things that once wowed us soon fade into the background only to now go unnoticed.  What seems so normal and mundane now had once upon a time transported us on a journey far, far beyond our comfort zones.   Perhaps […]