Sunday, 24 October 2010

My favourite street food

I had been so excited about Vietnamese food and in particular the street food which is hailed as the best in the world by many a street food connoisseur. When we arrived in beautiful Hoi An (about half way up the coast of Vietnam) this fabulous lady welcomed us to her town with a tasty treat and i finally felt as if i had arrived.
The pork skewers are marinated in lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce, coriander, a touch of sugar, sesame seeds and then barbecued. You take them and then assemble a roll with rice paper, fresh rice pancakes, a mix of fragrant Vietnamese herbs, green banana and finish by dipping it in her spicy satay sauce. Honestly one of the best things i have ever eaten, why cant the Vietnameses on Kingsland catch up?! Each roll cost about 20p which is a bargain especially she had the best location in town overlooking the Thu Bon River which is lined with French colonial houses and Chinese lanterns. So divine we went back for seconds the next day.

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