I need a little interlude to feature something about the food our family ate during our recent holiday in Vietnam. I won't say much other than letting the pictures do most of the talking.
Here's how the Sen Hồ Tây looked like from the inside.
The menu of the Le Tonkin Restaurant where we had our dinner on the first day of our vacation. It struck me suddenly during dinner that the Americans had engaged in some skirmishes with the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin incident (Sự kiện Vịnh Bắc Bộ) in 1964. Foodwise, we couldn't complain as this was our first experience at the Vietnamese course dinner.
This was breakfast at the Hotel Gondola where we stayed. Despite the simple fare, I must say that the food was Excellent, spelt with a Capital E.
Here they are....
Minced crab meat restuffed into their shells.
Definitely not seafood, unless their pigs can swim.
We can't be going to Hanoi without sitting by the roadside and enjoying their Vietnamese coffee and an unknown sweet dessert, can we? This unknown dessert, well, it was just about rock hard, seeing that it was coated with a layer of dried melted sugar. It wasn't really very nice.
Or enjoying yet more fried springrolls in their little cafes....
Anyway, we decided to have lunch at the shop right beside the Gondola Hotel. We had been eyeing the food since arrival. Now was the time to tuck in and enjoy!
The famous Phở Gà (chicken noodle soup) which rounded up our food adventure in Vietnam.