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Duck egg with a partially formed embryo

Sep 052014
Lẩu (Hot Pot)

Cô Khàn Đêm 57-59 Hàm Nghi Street District 1 ***** Some weeks back, when our friend, Hai (not my Hai, but Hai’s friend, Hai) (that’s clear, right?) invited us to enjoy some lẩu (Vietnamese hot pot), of course we said dĩ nhiên (of course). Hai (the other one) is also a connoisseur of excellent, authentic, [Read on …]

 September 5, 2014
Jan 172013
Quán Ốc Quang Anh

Quán Ốc Quang Anh Does anyone know how many different kinds of ốc ̣(snails & related shellfish) there are in the world? How about, just in Vietnam? Sorry, I don’t know either … well, except I know there’s a WHOLE LOT! Hai and my recent stop at Quán Ốc Quang Anh for dinner made that clear. A [Read on …]

 January 17, 2013
Jun 232012
Eating with Saigon's Transgender

Eating with Saigon’s Transgender On Monday night, Hai and I headed off for dinner to a small neighborhood eatery alongside one of Saigon’s main “canals”. Now, to be clear, that would NOT be “canals” in the sense of Venice, Italy, fed by open seawater. But, much more like the “canals” of Bangkok, fed by the [Read on …]

 June 23, 2012