|Reminds me of the Chowking Crispy Noodles but better|
This my bro’s & sis’ pork meal, yummy too. I ordered spring rolls with rice (no pic). It was also very good… So happy with our meal, hehe…
I am often joked by my family & close friends of my love for street foods. And guess what we found some in Vietnam.
We got curious and saw this guy cooking and mixing stuff in this rice paper in sidewalk near Notre Dame Cathedral.
He mixed some small dried shrimps, some herbs, some sauce, cracked a quail egg and cooked it in charcoal and folded it. I couldn’t resist, I bought one. It was yum! Like a crunchy egg “torta”.
We also saw this guy selling a folded leaves on a stick. We said we will buy one. He cooked the folded leaves on charcoal. There seem to be ground beef inside the leaves. Then he placed the leaves with the beef into a hard bread and placed some sauce into it… Actually, the taste isn’t so bad but I just couldn’t take the smell.
HAI LAU FOOD COURT
I saved the best for last. This is our favorite restaurant in Vietnam. We ate dinner there twice. It wasn’t anything fancy. It is actually near the Night Market in Ben Thanh. It is just being set up at night and is actually in the sidewalks. But the place is packed all the time and so many foreigners go there. They have a lot of fresh seafoods and good variety of dishes. We can’t help but gush how good the foods are there.
This is pork. We wrapped it in a leafy vegetable which we took a cue from the pretty skinny girl we saw in Quan An Ngon and we dip it in the sweet and spicy sauce.
|Shrimps on coconut|
Waitresses are the one who personally remove the shells of the shrimps and placed it into the flavored coconut water…
|Morning Glory! Yummy veggies, really….|
I have been a fan of Vietnamese iced coffee. In most of the restos we go to in Vietnam, I usually order this.. It is so good! Coffee with some condensed milk and lots of crushed ice. It usually comes with a long spoon to help you mix it and crush the ice. We weren’t able to take a pic of the fresh yummy red snapper we ordered. I was hands down our favorite. So juicy…. Now I’m getting hungry…
So I can say that my Vietnam vacation was a success because it gave me a gastronomic adventure worth remembering… How about you? How would you determine if you had a successful vacay?