Sunday, June 16, 2013

Vietnam Part 4...Next Puerto Rico! has been a long time.  For those that leave the blog world for a while, it's hard to return without saying those words.

Anyway, I'm glad to finally be back.  To catch everyone up to speed (in case you were wondering) I just completed my masters in education degree!  It has been a long and arduous journey, but it was worth every painstaking moment.

Now that I'm done I'm already thinking about the next big goal.  A second masters?  A PhD in Education? I think the answer is simple. To enjoy life for now and see where my heart leads me next.
No pressure and no big goals just yet.  However, the goal here on the blog is to finally finish my Around The World in 80 Plates adventures.

To continue where I left are some more dishes from Vietnam.  I've traveled to Vietnam four times now and each trip reminds me how much I truly love Vietnamese food!  Homemade, street cart, and dining on the side of the road style! Here are some of the dishes I've tried over the years:

Plate 23 Bi Cuon Chay
Summer Rolls with Rice Paper, Shredded Cucumber, Mint, and Brown Rice Flavored Noodles

Plate 24 Pho Chay
(Vegetarian Noodle Soup)

Plate 25 Cari Chay
Vegetarian Curry Stew  & 
Plate 26 Rai Cai Xoong
Watercress Salad

Plate 27 Mang Cut

Market in South Vietnam

Plate (Bag) 28 Nuoc Mia
Fresh Sugarcane Juice

Plate 29 Rau Cai Xoong 
Watercress Salad with Garlic Oil
Plate 30 Ca Tim Xanh
Sauteed Green Eggplant
Plate 31 Dau Hu Tieu
Black Pepper Tofu
Plate 32 Sup Chay
Vegetarian Soup
Plate 33 Dua Chuot Muoi
Pickled Cucumbers

Plate 34 Dua Goi Chay
Pickled Vegetable Salad
Plate 35 Sup Chay
Vegetarian Soup
Plate 36 Com Chien Chay
Vegetable Fried Rice

Here I am with my grandmother at the beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Rice Noodles at the Duong Duong Market

Fresh Chilis from the Market---SPICY!

Plate 37 (Bag) Dau Hu Nuoc Duong
Warm Tofu with Ginger Syrup

Plate 38 Dau Hu Canh
Tofu Soup

Plate 39 (Bag) Hu Tieu Chay
Vegetarian Noodle Soup

Plate 40 (Bag) Sua Dau Nanh
Fresh Soymilk

Plate 41 Hu Tieu Chay Again with Fresh mint

Plate 42 Com Chay
Rice with fresh cucumber, tomato, and fresh chilis (not pictured-soy vinegar sauce)
*Typical breakfast for me in Vietnam

Plate 43 (Bag) Che Dau
Bean Dessert with Coconut Milk

Plate 44 Hu Tieu Kho
Dried Noodles with Bean Curd Skin

Plate 45 Banh Chay
Vegetarian Rice Cakes

Plate 46 Cha Gio Chay
Veggie Spring Rolls

Next up, Puerto Rico!

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