|One of Vietnam's most famous dishes: Pho (f-uh). |
It's a noodle soup with onions and meat, that varies in
flavour from city to city. The best is said to be in Hanoi,
and I am inclined to agree - it has a bit more flavour.
|Slightly different Pho.|
|Classic fresh spring rolls. A pain in the arse to eat, because |
the wrapper is dead tough and sticky, and the filling falls out
at the blink of an eye. Tasty though, with a lovely crunch.
|These fresh rolls had pork in, and were delicious.|
|Made from the same ingredients as above,|
but deep fried and of course, better for it.
|Chicken Hot Pot. The sauce was soy and really|
rich, and the onions were caramelised beautifully.
|Eels up inside ya, finding an entrance where they can!|
The bones were annoying, but it tasted ok, with a fishy feel.
|A delicious meat and noodle dish, flavoured with|
peanuts, fresh herbs and chilli. Perfection.
|1 - The salad element of Dave's epic set dinner.|
Chicken, onions, carrots, herbs, all shredded and
combined with a delicious dressing...
|2 - Crispy fried won tons (open), topped with veg,|
prawns and chicken, in a sweet and sour sauce.
One of the best things we had in Vietnam.
|3 - The main dish. Saffron and lemon grass |
steamed fish. Lots of bones but very well cooked.
|4 - Ok well not included in the set menu, but at 12p,|
that's right, twelve English pennies for a delicious beer,
and just £3.30 for the meal, it's a right bargain!
|Cau Lao - a very traditional noodle dish from Hoi An.|
Flat rice noodles, topped with pork, chillies, fresh herbs
and crunchy fried croutons (thanks to the French).
This meal will fill you up and leave your mouth happy.
|Another Hoi An speciality - White Rose.|
They are glutinous rice dumplings filled with prawn.
Dave said they were "deliciously average".
|Duck and pineapple hot pot. A bit too sweet for |
my liking, but tasty meat and beans.
|Crunchy corn shell stuffed with meat and prawns.|
The satay dipping sauce really made it special.
|Pork, grilled on lemon grass skewers, with salad and rice |
paper wraps, and a lovely peanut dipping sauce.
|Weird crispy noodles with vegetables. The texture|
of the noodles was reminiscent of Skips...odd.
|Pork in caramel sauce, with a weird egg. |
It seemed to have been cooked for so long
that the outside was tough and chewy. We
also got our favourite morning glory with garlic.
|This weird vegetable was served as "dessert".|
It had the texture of apple, but the flavour of
sugar snap peas - apparently it's a kind of radish.
|Wow. A mountainous plate of beef, onions and veggies, with |
bread, a mean dipping sauce and a grill to cook it all on.
The Vietnamese version of our much loved Korean barbecue.
|This lovely lady cooked up a couple of omelette sandwiches |
for us at the side of the road.
|These weird oreo-wannabes had coffee cream|
inside, but from a distance, smelt of tuna. Weird.
|An amazing ice cream sundae, from the |
famous Fannys, in Saigon. Coffee, vanilla,
caramel ice cream with caramel sauce
|Dave couldn't get enough!|
|Strange fruit from a stranger on the train.|
Kind of like a lychee, but with a milder flavour.
|Horrible taro flavoured ice cream.|
|This was a weird one. Mango and|
chocolate shake - not as good
as it could have been, since it wasn't
fresh mango or real chocolate.