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Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò Grilled Pork, Spring Rolls and Noodles – 364 of 365

As far as almost final Vietnamese meals go, this one is about as unlike anything I will find in America as they come.  And that is a great thing.  I do want to end this food journey with some memorable yet far from whacky selections.  Bún thịt nướng chả giò is a who’s who of […]

Xôi Canh Đùi Gà Sticky Rice And Chicken – 226 of 365

The only thing consistent in Vietnam is its utter disregard for consistency.  I guess that explains the catchphrase over here of “same, same but different.”  Nothing is constant here though people think it is.  And for a country that really can’t seem to venture outside the box, I am so surprised that the chaos called […]

Hoa Lý Xào Thịt Bò Beef and Tonkin Jasmine – 225 of 365

And to think my hotel’s front desk staff had told me no food was available in the immediate neighborhood that would satisfy my tastes.  Within two blocks I saw numerous single story concrete shacks crumbling beneath tin roofs where the thirsty and hungry can pull up a chair under a wall mounted fan, drink cold beer and eat […]

Tôm Rang Thịt Ba Shrimp and Pork Belly – 224 of 365

I am far from a snob when trying new foods in unorthodox places.  The equivalent of a “com binh dan” street food shop stands like a beacon of cheap food right next to the deli counter and dairy case.  I had stopped by Big C to pick up some pens and water and figured why […]

Bò Bóp Thấu Beef Salad – 223 of 365

I am beginning to think though Hue is a tourist mecca of sorts, westerners must stick to prescribed restaurants and venues.  Everywhere I go the people seem fascinated by my arrival right down to kids running up to me and touching me all over.  This is good for it means mission accomplished. I have found […]

Canh Hoa Chuối Nấu Tôm – 222 of 365

Atkins Diet fans in Vietnam can now rejoice.  I have found a soup without one single carbohydrate laden noodle.  This discovery came by complete accident, too.  My friend and I decided to mingle with the locals and found a spot around the corner from the hotel called Quan Thien at 21 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai.  This […]

Grilled Fish Patties and Pork – 221 of 365

Aimlessly wandering around Hue and environs on a motorbike opened up a whole new side of Vietnam.  I am able to go where the tourists would never dare step foot.  About 45 minutes outside the city are some beaches for which I had held high hopes.  Five minutes surveying the trash strewn shores were all […]

Trà Sữa Trân Châu Part III – 220 of 365

Yes, I know.  You tune in every day to read about interesting food such as sun dried squid and wait patiently to see if grilled dog shall ever make an appearance.  Sometimes the most mundane of foods create the most entertainment though.  Milk tea has made an appearance twice lately due to how bizarre a […]

Bún Bò Huế in Hue – 219 of 365

Finally, I have struck gold with the local food.  The setting sun extracts the last rays of light out of the air, but street life illuminates this city in a whole new way.  Daytime seems so quiet in Hue, and night is the complete opposite.  I wandered around the neighborhood poking my head into whatever […]

Thịt Heo Xào Cà-Ri Curry Pork – 218 of 365

Forgive me food gods for I have sinned.  I have arrived in one of Vietnam’s most important culinary capitals and my first meal came straight out of a food court on the 4th floor of the Big C supercenter.  Picture a Vietnamese version of a vertical WalMart that rises up rather than out. When I asked […]