Leaving Saigon and the Bahn Mi-a-thon
We leave our hotel with our driver Mr. Wang. We stop along the way where we meet Mr. A who has picked up his favorite Ban Mi, one made with a fried fish patty. I called it the McFish of Ban Mi
We continued out of town
And came to an assuming place by the side of the highway
That sells Roast Suckling Pork Bahn Mi
That red thing on the left of the sandwich by the way is pure incendiary chile!
There was yet a third iteration that took place when we got to Can Tho, a homemade pate version but no pictures of that.
The Long Drive to the River
We finally reach the river
On the River
We get onto our boat and start
Being a travel blogger is incredibly hard work that demands dedication
Going deeper in the back streams on row boat
At the tourist village
Making Rice Paper
We watched the process for making rice whiskey (Vietnamese White Lightning)
Snake wine version anyone?
Yup Wife and I are game
Making coconut candy
Making popped rice for candy
Jackfruit and banana flowers on the way to the restaurant
Making Elephant Ear Fish spring rolls
After lunch a performance...the Mekong River Blues
Then back on the river, driving more over the Can Tho Bridge to the City itself
We walked from our hotel with Mr. A into town. There is a very cool long walk way with pedestrian bridge all lighted up but my phone camera's pictures were all distorted.
Dinner was a local place with the rice paper we saw made earlier with various meat products and flavorings.