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Ragu Gà Chicken Ragout – 356 of 365

Even with just a handful of meals remaining before this goal of 365 is reached, Vietnam is still revealing new culinary secrets bite by bite.  I am beginning to think I have only scratched the surface here even after a year of delicious discoveries.  Another twelve months would definitely be in order to even more […]

Xôi Mặn Sticky Rice with Shrimp, Pork and Egg – 355 of 365

Xôi Mặn Unlike other sticky rice breakfasts in Saigon, this one is more savory than sweet.  Cutting the sugar and adding spice created something I rather enjoyed quite nicely.  This sidewalk delight bought off the back of a cart is a who’s who of everything possible out in the wild streets. Actually, let me back […]

Mì Quảng Quang Noodle Soup – 338 of 365

Yes, we’ve stopped along the way already to sample this broth and noodle dish popularly known as mì Quảng.  One at Binh Thanh Market was passable; another attempt from a restaurant in town was truly deplorable.  Much like my quest for bun cha, finding the perfect bowl of mì Quảng in Saigon has been quite […]

Quail Eggs and Sausage Balls – 321 of 365

A busy crowd gathering around a couple of women tending to their sidewalk assembly line on District 3’s Pham Ngoc Thach Street near the ugly sculpture rising out of that dirty pond got my attention.  A growing mass of black clouds down the street caught my attention even more though.  This meal became a race against torrential rain […]

Bánh Bao Steamed Bun – 280 of 365

Now that this scorching inferno popularly called summer in Hanoi is thankfully fading away, getting out and exploring again on foot while on my work related trips to the capital city is once again not a sweat soaked affair.  Yen Phu Street near Tay Ho is always an interesting walk as it’s full on Vietnamese […]

Bánh Tráng Trộn Rice Paper Mix – 276 of 365

Months ago I ate a random portion of bánh tráng trộn given to me by a group of girls I had just met.  It was spicy, delicious and hit the spot.  And when I say spicy, I mean it burned the hell out of my mouth and just eviscerated my sense of taste.  Now that’s […]

Súp Cua Crab Soup – 237 of 365

Sunrise and roosters stirred me out of bed at the crack of dawn much to my ire, and a refrigerator largely devoid of food greeted me.  And yes, even living 14 floors up in a highly urbanized environment is no escape from the annoying daily barnyard alarm clock.  I wish they would just eat those […]

Xíu Mại Trứng Cút Mystery Meat – 11 of 365

The daily rotation of dishes plated up inside the glass case of Cafe 91 at 91 Nguyen Huu Canh in the Binh Thanh district elicits new inspiration every time I order my $1 takeaway meal.   Some meatloaf looking items in a metal pan of tomato colored broth caught my attention amongst the fatty pig skins, […]