The handle is exquisite, a perfect concave to fit your thumb as you lift the cup.
Yoshi at the Cyclo Noie Guesthouse in Imabari helping us not to order a plate of chicken gizzards twice.
We ate a delicious lunch of Tempura Chuka, an Onomichi ramen noodle soup, in this tiny cafe. This cartoon picture is a surprisingly good likeness of the owners!
Creme caramel with passion fruit – we’ll be going to Hanh Bistro again.
Vegetables here are fresh and delicious. Nothing added.
We are getting into the knack of spotting good places to eat. This tiny eaterie with a brick floor, low grey marbled tables and small wooden stools was another gem. We ate: fried spring rolls, tofu in a fresh tomato sauce, a salad of peanut, banana flower, star fruit and grated carrots in a sour fish sauce dressing, a clear fish stock soup, cabbage and finally boiled rice.
We need food to cycle!
I realise I’m staring to post more often about food. This is only because we’re beginning to understand where to go and what to look for in discovering the delights of eating in Vietnam.
This is something we knew nothing about for lunch today and stumbled across in Son La – Bun Dau – white rice noodles, cooked together and then sliced into pieces and served with herbs, fish dipping sauce, cucumbers, limes, fried tofu and a choice of fried meats. We drank fresh sweetened iced lime juice.
Coffee break at the roadside with a savoury sticky rice cooked in banana leaf and fried tapioca ‘donuts’. Power for the road to Son La.
And their eggs! Bern and Mark – thank you.
This is the classic Malaysian breakfast which is eaten everywhere and at all other times of the day as a snack. From felt to right and working down we have:
Sambal – chilly sauce with tomatoes and fried dried anchovy
Teh tarik – sweet tea with condensed milk
Fish curry sauce