Day 13 in Vietnam.
Today I enjoyed my last Sunday off for the forseeable future as I'll be working weekends starting from this week *sob* Good thing this city never sleeps so that I can still enjoy my times off! The day was pretty uneventful as I got to truly relax at my Airbnb for the first time since training started. So I did the responsible things of tidying.. laundry.. and snacking! Haha. I put my phone away to have a break from social media and I even had a nap! A complete rest. Which I'm glad I did as I more than made up for that laziness this evening! I caught a Grab scooter taxi to District 1 with the view of meeting one of the guys off my training course and his friend for dinner. HOWEVER, the driver decides to drop me on a completely random street which was apparently 10 minutes away from my destination, Bubba's Kitchen, according to Google Maps. So I set off walking to find it but 20 minutes later and it's nowhere in sight! Most frustrating!! I grab my phone to check and it turns out I've only gone the wrong way! I would never normally have issues with Google Maps but I'm being overly cautious until I get my feet and I try to never take my phone out on the street. I'll probably laugh at myself in a month or two but not right now buddy.. NOT TODAY! So.. after much walking, some wrong turns and a very hot and bothered moi, I finally get to my destination an hour late! But I still managed to get there before David and Quang who were also running late! Haha. My vegan curry was heavenly! Made up of peas, carrots, peppers, onions and potato with plain rice and nan. I couldn't finish it all so leftovers for tomorrow woooooo! After dinner we checked out the HECTIC Bui Vien street which is popular with tourists and just insane at night time. There are crowds of people, street performers, traditional Vietnamese food sellers and the atmosphere is electric! We had a wander and then ended up in Thi Pub.. a gay pub celebrating it's 3rd anniversary with live music. The singer was incredible! What an insanely energetic and loud night. I LOVED IT!
#vietnam #saigon #hochiminhcity #hcmc #vegan #vegetarian #buddaskitchen #foodheaven #vietnomnomnom #buivien
You gotta check this place out, to me, this is arguably the best Pho I’ve had to date, and I’m a proud Pho connoisseur having had bowls of Pho around Vietnam and the world, first place was formerly Le Bambou in Paris until my dad showed me this gem
Oh man, once you take that first sip, you’ll feel deprived of this perfectly balanced aromatic broth all your life, accompanied by the tender AF beef brisket which hold fine in the chopsticks until it touches your lips and immediately falls apart, simultaneously going back and forth between the beef and perfectly seasoned homemade meatballs
I teared up with joy at the last slurp but now I’m addicted, I’m craving a bowl every morning I wake up now, how did I not know about this place sooner?! 😩
We ate everything on our bucket list (even the bun cha Obama) and it was glorious. Thank you @onetrip_vietnam
for sharing Hanoi with two avid fans of your cuisine. The tea ceremony and tasting was the cherry on top! #vietnomnomnom #daveyheartsjenny
To beef or not to beef? That is the question ☝🏼🔥.
When in Nha Trang, thy must eat Bò Nướng (charcoal grilled beef)! Follow the grill smell to one of the countless BBQ restaurants lining the streets, sit down, and be immediately greeted with a flaming charcoal grill for you to DIY your BeefBQ (if you’re a Veg then don’t worry- they’ve got killer grilled veg plates too!) Go to the local institution Bò Nướng Lạc Cảnh for some of the best in town (I went there 2x in 1 weekend 🙈). Just don’t fry your finger tips too 🤪🔥 @ctslaird
Vietnamese Buddha Bowl 🥘
Vietnamese Ice Coffee & Mint, Ginger Lemonade ❄️🍋
Living up to the restaurants name, this dish was full of that irresistible umami flavour!! The seitan tofu was on point and the ice coffee was the best I’ve had in a while ✨
#veggiebowl #vietnomnomnom #berlin #foodie
So so psyched I successfully made some Goi Ngo Sen (Vietnamese Lotus Stem Salad) with Deena’s recipe (and by recipe, I mean her just telling me the ingredients and something along the lines of, “A little bit of this and that ... then you just try it to see if it tastes right”). Grateful to have this master chef as a mom ... who else would make me fresh squeezed oranges whenever I’m home? Haha:)
Phở lạp sườn vịt quay #phonation
Soup with a Chinese-style smoked pork sausage (a local specialty) and roasted duck all for $1.50
This kind of sausage was hung by string over the wood burning “stove” at our homestay to keep them dry for months at a time. #pho #dacsancaobang #vietnamesefood #vietnomnomnom
Close up on some goi cuon (fresh spring rolls).
Bowl 8. This is definitely the last bowl.
Because it was so good it blew all the others out of the water. Even if this gave me food poisoning I would eat it again.
I had to hug the woman after eating it. If @katerbot_
wasn’t there, I probably would have kissed her too.