and street wiring
At the war museum
And Reunification Palace museum
Tropical fruit: I ate dragon fruit before, but I never knew where it came from...
... and now I know!
And the food? Very good! I have to say that in the city centre there are a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes which are good and not expensive. You can also have lots of fresh raw vegetables, especially greens and herbs, and of course fruit and fruit shakes. Salad leaves are used as wraps, or as a filling, with other raw vegetables, for rice paper wraps! Here some good things for vegetarians:
Here some vegetarian samosa and rice noodles with salad and herbs. Take some lettuce and roll your own!
Ready rolled: Vegetarian fresh spring rolls, and rice crepe rolls.
This was amazing: Banh xeo. Usually comes with prawns insides, but our host, Linh, asked for a vegetarian one (filled mostly with bean sprouts, mushrooms and onions), and she also told me that it is made with rice flower and cumin. It looked and tasted like a thin omelette, instead there is no egg in it... a truly vegan omelette!!!
Battered fried tofu with chili sauce, so nice and fresh and soft!
Thank you Linh and Peter for 4 wonderful days in Vietnam :-), and for all the incredible food, in particular for the - sorry no photo of these - water spinach and angel flowers (Vietnamese alum buds) which were delicious!
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini©