Thursday, March 22, 2007

Vietnamese Spring Rolls...uhh...from the Hotel

Fried and fresh spring rolls

Here's a plate of fried and fresh spring rolls from the hotel. Yes, I'm quite embarrased to have opted for this US$9 ripoff, especially after having just eaten that dirt-cheap bowl of noodles off the streets. But hey - it was poolside, and we couldn't resist a quick nibble.

At least it was done very well (the fresh basil and shiso leaves helped), and it's not like it was delivered by a gimmicky boat or anything like that. Don't worry - we're getting out of the hotel soon. This is just to hold us over until dinner.

2 comments:

D said...

Dude, Ho Chi Minh really has some kickass food. I spent two weeks here about three weeks ago and did some posts on food in Vietnam (nearby provinces as well besides, Ho Chi Minh)
http://dancingblueseal.blogspot.com/search/label/Vietnam
Check it out if you want some ideas.

Kathy said...

Some suggestions if you have time -- grab Banh Xeo (pancake) from 46A Dinh Cong Trang Street in District 1, or duck noodles from Mi Chu Tac at 20-6A Ky Dong Street in District 3.

Otherwise just follow your nose and gut feel on the street! It's Saigon after all.

Take lots of pictures!!