Alright guys and girls, very sorry for my absence recently. I took some time to myself over the Christmas holidays but now I will try to continue my blog. Which is aiming to be informative about the reality of moving to Vietnam. Aiming to include information about getting set up here, as well as expat life and travelling.
If you didn’t see Food Part 1. Click.
It’s time to discuss more Vietnamese dishes / snacks. Hope you enjoy the read and have the opportunity to try.
Definitely a carb dominant meal but yet super yummy. It kept me full for a long time.
Banh Cuon can also be seen in a roll format. This is the deconstructed version but still contains all the elements.
Noodles made from rice batter. Sliced pork sausage & dried shallots.
Additionally this one came with some bean sprouts and leafy greens.
In the bowl is the ever so popular seasoned fish sauce. I like to take that bad boy and drown my food it in it. “drool”.
Oh and can’t forget this costs around 65p. Seriously not kidding. A filling lunch for 65 freakin’ pence. wow.
Bun Bo Hue
I am often told that people have a love, hate relationship with this dish, much like marmite.
Well, I fall under those who love this dish. It was a perfect balance of spicy, salty and umami flavours.
One of the main ingredients is fermented shrimp sauce. Now I hate seafood but in this dish I found it compliments the spices and lemon grass flavours.
As you can see there is some meat in this dish and hidden beneath vermicelli noodles. Along side this dish they often serve some leafy greens which you can add in to the broth.
Costing around £1.46. Another bargain for a hearty meal.
Banh Chuoi Chien
You can find this delicious treat being sold by street venders. Just look for the ‘deep fried shizz’.
Amongst their array of deep fried items is Banh Chuoi Chen, deep fried banana.
A very simple dish to make but tasty as hell. One of these costs around 30p. Another bargain.
Just remember to eat with caution as it is hot as hell. It may be moreish but pace yourself, don’t go burning your mouth.
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