Tag Archives: roast pork

Mì Sủi Cảo Noodle and Won Ton Soup – 363 of 365

A dose of cool, nonhumid air got me out on foot on my last work overnight in Hanoi but hunger stopped short my wanderings on Xuan Dieu Road in the Tay Ho neighborhood.  The trusty old won ton soup joint across from Tracy’s drew me right in, and this basic concrete hut has nourished me enough in […]

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 […]

Mì Hoành Thánh Xá Xíu Pork Wontons and Noodles – 299 of 365

This mì hoành thánh xá xíu will go down as a dining disaster of epic proportions.  OK, well maybe it wasn’t that bad, but still.  In a country where a truly bad meal is hard to find out on the streets, food courts seem to purvey quite the opposite.  I guess their function is quite […]

Mì Thập Cẩm Combination Egg Noodle Soup – 295 of 365

One thing is for certain living in Vietnam.  Wherever I go my entrance is never less than grand.  Being able to stop people in their tracks and become the recipient of their gawking and staring is an art form indeed.  Yes, it bothers me and makes me sometimes self-conscious, but oh well.  What can you […]

Xôi Xá Xíu Sticky Rice and Roast Pork – 293 of 365

Either this one was really that good or I really was just that hungry.  Perhaps in the end the great taste was driven by a bit of both.  In any case, I really did enjoy this street food breakfast served up alongside average Hanoians starting their day. This food stand sprouts out of the sidewalk in […]

Hủ Tiếu Xá Xíu Roast Pork and Noodle Soup – 281 of 365

Sitting on an uncomfortable metal stool outside a traditional market on Hai Ba Trung Street in the breezy evening air is the perfect vantage point for watching Saigon happen at its usual manic pace.   Everyone always seems in such a hurry and the place continuously pulses and gyrates in some sort of chaotic motion.  Indeed, […]

Bánh Mì Thịt Heo Pork Sandwich – 275 of 365

Think about delicious fresh rolls or even a baguette; they are all just so nice and crunchy on the outside and fluffy soft on the inside.  That bread just screams eat me now.  Well, then you know what happens, too, when you shove it back in a plastic bag and let it sit all day, right?  Somehow […]

Pork and Lemongrass – 252 of 365

I eavesdropped as four German guys delivered a scorching analysis of this District 3 sidewalk food joint at 58 Vo Van To Street.  They of course passed on it which really is too bad for they missed out on a great Saigon street food experience.  Food is after all one of the top perks of […]

Mì Trộn Mixed Wheat – 248 of 365

Here I am back in Hanoi for work sweating my you know what off.  This city celebrated its 1000 year anniversary almost two years ago.  This begs the question of which masochist thought this mosquito infested plain along the banks of the muddy Red River would be a most delightful locale for a city?  You […]