We had a lovely dinner at Cafe 43, which was right next door to our hotel on a quiet little alley in Hoi An. In addition to the wonderful family running this restaurant, the big draw was the "fresh beer" which sold for 3,000 VN dong (about $0.17 USD). We had "cao lau" - flat noodles combined with croutons, bean sprouts, greens and pork; Hoi An style spring rolls; and fried wontons.
Post #7: Vietnam, one spring roll at a time! July 12th 2009 As many of you know, Joe and I are genuine foodies. Our love of travel has as much to do with all the wonderful food we get to sample as it does with seeing the world and learning about people in different cultures. Vietnam has not disappointed us in our quest to “eat our way around the world.” All of the food here has been exceptional - everything from the gently flavored Vietnamese tea (t ... read more
Asia » Vietnam The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more