Lunch stop

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!

Viet food

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.

Roti canai

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