We found a great restaurant serving the culinary specialties of Hue, Vietnam on our last day in the city. It was run by a super-friendly group of young men who cranked up the Beatles and Bob Marley in the background (notice the kids in the background giving the "thumbs up")! Our lunch included pork on a stick of lemongrass, topped with greens, rolled in rice paper, and dipped in peanut sauce. It also came with crispy wonton-like shells filled with pork and various greens, and of course, specialty bia from the Imperial City of Hue!
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