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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 […]

More Bad Bún Chả in Saigon – 325 of 365

Insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Albert Einstein had this concept figured out nicely in his quote there.  Why can’t I seem to learn what he found to be so evident?  A decent bún chả just does not exist in Saigon so why do I subject myself to […]

Bún Gạo Thập Cẩm Combination Noodle Soup – 322 of 365

Some seriously heavy rain cooled the morning air and made a long walk quite pleasant.  Well, I must say as pleasant as things can be dodging giant puddles and a sudden deluge of motorbike traffic that had been waiting out the storm.  Imagine the flood gates being thrown open all of a sudden, and that […]

Lẩu Bò Kim Chi Beef and Kim Chi Hot Pot – 309 of 365

Lẩu bò kim chi is Vietnamese for lawsuit waiting to happen.  Raw meat.  Searing hot cooking apparatus on the table.  Flames shooting out of holes in the cooking pot.  Yes, this is lunch with a side of danger for the clumsy.  Many months ago a seafood hot pot crossed this food journey’s path, and I […]

Another Saigon Bún Chả Attempt – 229 of 365

Since I needed to run an errand out by the airport, I decided to run by Van Anh at 36 Hong Ha for some bún chả.  Why not kill two birds with one stone?  And, yes, I know.  You are saying to yourself not another bún chả meal.  These juicy pork patties and crispy strips […]