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Tags: Asian fusion, Chinese, Eating out, French, Japan, Japanese, Tableware, Vietnam, Vietnamese
Categories : Food, Lifestyle, Seasons, Travel
This will be my final (for the time being anyway) post on my trip to Hue, Vietnam, and being me, I have to do another food post though it’s not that exciting as it’s my hotel buffet food that I had for three days for breakfast.
I tried to eat mostly Vietnamese and sometimes other Asian food to start my day but occasionally there would be something French placed inbetween two local dishes and I would just go for that, too. And being Vietnam, French was not so bad.
The rectangular crepe kind of thing I think was supposed to be banh beo. The onion is French and the green Chinese. The Chinese cabbage, what we call “chingensai” in Japanese, was very very good with just the right amount of garlic.
Porridge which I thought may have been more Chinese than Vietnamese. The Vietnamese put peanuts in everything it seems.
Exotic fruits. I don’t think we ever get pomelo (the citrus in the back that looks like grapefruit but much sweeter) in Japan.
This is the ultimate Hue specialty called Bun Bo Hue which I wanted to try outside the hotel but I didn’t have enough number of meals to do so.
What the Japanese call “osekihan” meaning literally “red rice” generally made with sticky rice and red beans. Apparently there are other versions of the dish in other parts of Asia, Vietnam being one of them.
But we would never eat osekihan with these condiments.
More variety! The Chinese bun and the dumplings were nice but they are really Chinese.
Such small lychee.
Glass noodle soup cooked in the same soup as the pho.
LOVE Vietnamese food.
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Tags: Transportation, Vietnam
Categories : Lifestyle, Seasons, Travel
Well, it apparently does so pretty much all year round and heavily, too, in certain months.
It was mostly overcast during my stay in Hue, Vietnam, and on the day I was to leave, we had substantial rain.
But the people of Hue are always very ready for the occasion.
Colorful rain ponchos sold everywhere.
As soon as it starts raining, bikers and cyclists get dressed.
I liked hers.
They like fishing in the rain, too.
Your ride needs to be ponchoed, too! Note how there is transparent covering where the headlight is supposed to go. Clever!
I bought one just like this to take with me to Fuji Rock.
I saw other designs such as polka dots, checkered patterns and ones with promotional logos. I was very tempted to ask where I could buy them but went the easy way and bought a couple for myself as well as one for a friend in the first shop I came across. ^^