Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Grilled Meat Sandwich Lady in Saigon

You could smell the aroma from upstairs

This is what makes Saigon so irresistable. This lady was sitting out on the street with loaves of bread and meat grilling on a fire, with an aroma that extended in all directions. Oh, how could one resist when presented with this, as she assembled the sandwiches on the spot with pickles and spices.

Banh MiSure, the meat was a little sweet for my taste (a bit bak kwa-like), but it contrasted so well with the bread, pickles and spices that I hardly noticed, wolfing the whole thing down in minutes. And all of this was only 5000 Dong (US$0.40). Rock on!

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