|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.