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2007.11.13

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Pepy

Goshhh againnnn, you made me drool

ourman

Great pictures. Makes me miss it even more.

Nate

What a great food find! Everything looks so mouth-watering. What a truly authentic food experience.

Robyn

Pepy - kinda made myself drool, writing up that post.

ourman - thanks. Been enjoying reading your thoughts on being back home. Look forward to more.

Hi Nate - these kinds of experiences are chocablock in Vietnam. You'd really need a couple of years of daily, multiple-meal eating....

fountain16969

"...and tweaked with pungent fish sauce"
I am sure as hell the thing you tasted wasn't fish sauce. "...days on which many Buddhists abstain from meat(=killing)" which simply means they don't eat any food made from living (moving) thing . And fish sauce is made from...fish, it is a no no..
I heard they can imitate the taste and smell of fish sauce without killing fish. That must be what you tasted.
you make me drool...
cheer.

eastfeasting

this type of journalism make nytimes food review a bit fake.
Hoooray!! Eatingasia strikes again.
awesome.

Robyn

Fountain - you are exactly right (oops). It should be 'tweaked with something that TASTED like fish sauce'. I don't what the vegetarian substitute is, but there was definately an essence of, well, fishiness.

eatingfeasting - that's pretty high praise. Thanks!

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