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I thought pho is a noodle soup…

In fact, it’s a rice sheet that can be consumed in any number of ways: noodle soup, rolls, fried with vegetables…

These are pho, beef and cabbage rolls. You dip them in a clear salty-sour sauce.

This is fried pho with vegetables

Banh Cuon Nong

My favorite breakfast food is the steamed roll.

My favorite breakfast food is the steamed roll.

They take a rice flour and water mixture, spread it on a hot round sheet, cover with a lid and let it steam for a short while.

They take a rice flour and water mixture, spread it on a hot round sheet, cover with a lid and let it steam for a short while.

Then pick it up with a stick, throw some black mushroom and pork in it, roll it up, cut, sprinkle with dried fried onion, and serve.

Then pick it up with a stick, throw some black mushroom and pork in it, roll it up, cut, sprinkle with dried fried onion, and serve. Alternately, they cook an egg with the rice sheet and hold the black mushroom and pork.

The dish is served with a clear fish sauce broth and pieces of pork.

The dish is served with a clear fish sauce broth and pieces of pork.

 You get to add lime juice, mint, cilantro, and chili to taste. Then dip your rolls in the sauce and enjoy.

You get to add lime juice, mint, cilantro, and chili to taste. Then dip your rolls in the sauce and enjoy.

Giai khat; solve the thirst problem

When in Rome, etc. So when in Vietnam, I’m drinking local coffee and local beer only.

ca fe

I’ve had Vietnamese coffee a few times in the States and never really got it. (bitter and really sweet and they love to serve it with ice) …Until I had a real Vietnamese coffee. It’s made in a contraption called “fin ca fe”. The result is a combination of drip coffee and a French press-made coffee. It is served in a bowl of hot water, so that the coffee that already dripped down doesn’t get cold while the rest is still dripping.

Sweet condensed milk is optional, but if you decide to have it, it’s got to go on the bottom of the cup. That way the sweetness dissolves gradually into your hot beverage. Then, if you want, add ice. Yum!

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beer

I tried 3 types: Ha Noi, Tiger Beer, and 333. They’re all about the same, relatively light, pleasant when cold.