I seem to be in a constant state of post-holiday memories. Ok so maybe I’m living in the past, but it’s a great motivator to think about booking the next trip!
This is a photo flashback of my food tour of Vietnam, and the last stop was the busy Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.
On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City we had lunch – this is my enormous (and very delicious) vegetarian pho at Pho 2000.
A little afternoon sweet treat with do-it-yourself froyo at Tutti Frutti.
This was a really flavourful and filling veg curry and as Vietnamese food has French influence, it was served with a fresh baguette. Great for soaking up all that liquid.
After dinner one night we took a ride up to the top of Ho Chi Minh City’s skyscraper, the Bitexco Financial Tower. Now THAT is how to have dessert with a view.
On a day trip we stopped at the home of a really lovely Vietnamese family who make their own rice paper. As we arrived they were laying out these rows of fresh rice paper to dry in the sun.
I tried making a sheet of rice paper and was given a helping hand by the lady of the house. The pancake type sheets are quickly steamed on a wet cloth then rolled out onto the bamboo to dry.
A big thumbs up from my teacher – I did good!
And here it is, a me-made rice paper sheet. It’s not perfect, but not bad for a honky tourist attempt. They make hundreds of these each day which is pretty dang impressive.
Next up is the very last of my Vietnam posts – a wonderful cooking class I did in HCMC.