Vietnam Lunch is ‘One With The Lot’

Vietnam lunch is a “one with the lot”.

A big queue was happening at this Nha Trang street food stall – building labourers, office workers, they were pulling up on their motor scooters; the family running the stall were working like clockwork, filling take-away containers and ladening plates.

They all seemed to be ordering rice with a bit of everything. So I did, too! Smart move.

The meal was pork done various ways, chicken, boiled/stewed pigeon eggs, vegetable, crunchy fried shrimp (yes, I crunched them – shell, head and all), and other bits and pieces.

Generously spoon on some SE Asian home-made sweet chilli syrup, and tuck in …

Lunch is a Vietnamese “one with the lot”


Excellent choice, Sir

The menu shows 5 items: you must guess which is the only item available? This is more fun than Wordle and with a tasty ending …

Bùn chà pho is a sweet broth with pork balls and pork belly pieces, served with lettuce/herbs and oodles of white noodles (those noodles – so much for the weight loss from my 10km street walk).

To add some kick, I squeezed in a few of those red chilli seeds. I didn’t know that red chilli “nukes” were already hiding at the bottom of the broth – like Russian akula subs lurking under the Arctic ice cap, ready to pounce …

Verdict: delicious, 50k dong (AUD$3)