Bumper bowl of Bun Rieu
Bun Rieu is one of those ‘soup-come-stew-come-chuck-in-whatever-u-like just-make-sure-you-add-noodles’ dishes – there are a lorra, lorra those on the streets of Saigon, believe me - and it ranks up there with the best of 'em. We’ve covered Bun Rieu before at a stall along Le Thanh Ton street, we also bent bowlwards down a District 10 alleyway, so I won’t go over the finer points again here. This is another one of those dishes that appear roughly twice per week hand-delivered to Pieman Towers. This bumper nutritious bowl came from somewhere along Ky Dong Street in District 3, was accompanied by the hedgerow below plus a wee bag of mam tom and cost 8,000VD – that’s as much as I know. So, nothing new here, but a decent rendition, quality lunchtime nosh and an interesting comparison with previous Bun Rieu. If I ever make it to the stall itself, I’ll blog more.