Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh, the food...

Most every meal here is a treat. Here's just a small sampling of what we spend our days eating...

Fruit. Lots and lots of fresh, tropical fruit. This particular pineapple was peeled and carved in front of us for a grand total of...$0.50

And fruit "shakes" which are fresh fruit ground up with milk and ice available in pineapple, papaya, mango, banana, etc. They run a mean $0.85

Vegetables, meat, rice and FLAVOR. Vietnamese cooking is famous for being healthy and tasty. Signature dishes usually include mint leaves, cilantro, lemongrass and some other "clean" feeling herbs.
They did offer oatmeal for breakfast which was a nice break from all rice all the time.

I have come to really enjoy the rice paper that is used to wrap many things...you've seen it before, it is sticky and stretchy and a fun texture.

Don't forget the French were here for years. On most every corner is a patisserie full of French treats. Every once in a while we'll break down and "sample" a few...

I'm hungry just writing about it!

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