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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 […]

Mì Thái Xào Pad Thai – 345 of 365

Thinking back to all my trips to Thailand, I can’t say that I ever had pad Thai in its native habitat.  I’ve had it coast to coast in the US of course and have even attempted to make it at home from a boxed mix and some frozen chicken breasts.  The sauce in my prefab version […]

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 […]

Lunch Lady on Saturday – 335 of 365

The Lunch Lady made famous by Anthony Bourdain serves a day of the week specific meal deep in a residential neighborhood off Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street on the fringes of District 1.  Almost six months have passed since one of her soups has passed between my lips.  My how time flies.  Suddenly I realized […]

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 […]

Tôm Rim Poached Shrimp – 304 of 365

Café 91 in Binh Thanh District came to the rescue yet again with a seafood dish I had never seen before.  Everytime I wonder how on earth am I going to make it to 365 meals, along comes a new one like clockwork.  That’s what I love about Vietnam…the variety of food seems endless. With […]

Tôm Đồng Nướng Barbecue Prawns – 303 of 365

My friend Allie and I stopped by Hong Luyen in Hanoi’s Tay Ho neighborhood on the lake for some seafood.  I kept trying to order something other than the banh tom fried prawn cakes well known in this area, but the lady was hell bent on steering us towards these deep fried batter blobs with a crustacean in the […]

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 […]

Tôm Thịt Bò Xào Beef and Prawn Stir Fry – 289 of 365

I ordered the steak and shrimp today and didn’t even have to think twice about the price.  Well, I almost had “steak and shrimp.”  Steak and shrimp always pair so well at fancy restaurants back home, and I do enjoy that combination.  You can just imagine my delight when I spotted something vaguely similar.  This […]

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 […]