After a very stressful week at work, my colleague asked me if I want to go out for lunch — to which I readily said, “YES!”
She said we’d be sitting on the streets. I shrugged and said, “Sure!” I kinda had an idea where she was going to to take me. And true enough, we went to the lunch lady serving her piping hot canh bun at the corner of Nguyen Du and Hai Ba Trung — right across the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel. 🙂
I’ve always seen a huge crowd by this area and have seen my colleagues eat here but I haven’t tried it out myself. With the number of people eating here every single work day, I didn’t feel any trepidation about trying out the soup myself.
And I was treated to a real filling spicy hot soup!
It had Vietnamese ham, kangkong, tomato, tofu, pig’s blood, shrimp paste and chili! Odd combo on the paste but it was just the what this soup needed.
Thanks chi! I thought this would cost me 50,000 VND but I heard wrong. Chi was telling me it was just 15,000 VND! Methinks I’ll be back here again.
Oh, how delicious! Though I hate shrimp sauce, but I think it’s nutrition for us ^^ 15k is ok for a yummy lunch! We say Ngon, Bổ, Rẻ 😉
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