Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vietnam Chronicles Five: Gustatory Delights

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I was going through the photographs that we’ve taken in Saigon when I saw these pictures and felt a sudden craving for Vietnamese food.  With a bowl of instant pho ga, which is not as good and never could be as good as the real one, I allowed myself to indulge in happy reminiscence.

Feeling hot and tired from wandering around the area, we entered the nearest restaurant that we saw: Chi Nghia where we had our first meal in Saigon - some kind of meat and vegetable platter.


We spent a week in the city, but we never grew tired of eating pho. We ordered the same soup every time we ate at the hotel’s restaurant (L’Orient at Metropole Hotel).


At Allez Boo in the backpacker’s district of Phan Ngu Lao where tourists from all over the world abound, the waiter immediately knew that I came from the Philippines. Seated at a sidewalk table, we ordered Cha Gio (egg rolls) and had fun watching people.


We celebrated our last night in the city over bowls of scrumptious pho tom at the Ben Tanh market.


9 comments:

witsandnuts said...

I tend to remember Vietnamese food when it's very cold. But even it's hot right now, I think I want a pho for the weekend. Yummy photos!

Angeli said...

hahah. i can eat pho every single day. :)

Anonymous said...

next time i will ask the wait staff to identify the weeds that came separate with the soup. maybe i can smoke them to get high too. :)

unstranger said...

Looks enticing.

Angeli said...

@anonymous: i remember how you love those lemons (not sure if they're lemons). you put them in everything. haha

@unstranger: they're delicious! :)

kayni said...

i have to be in the mood for Pho, and i prefer it during winter. but, it's always filling and delicious especially with a spoonful of Sriracha.

Angeli said...

the sriracha does give it more kick. haha

Amelia said...

I miss their Pho :) nice photos Angeli :)

Angeli said...

me too! i wish i could eat one right now. haha

 
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