Having lunch w/ restaurateur Ye Htut Win Sharky’s Bagan.
Quick lunch: 3 kinds of corn on a bed of rice noodles. Tender yellow & waxy white corns & hominy with bacon lardons corn
Deep fried Pho Gion. Ending our morning Pho crawl of all different varieties of this Hanoi specialty. Pho means noodles, not soup.
Having bun cha lunch where Bourdain hosted Obama. But Hang Manh bun cha in the Old Quarter is better than Huong Lien/Obama.
Flamiche. Buttery brioche washed rind cheeses (esp Maroilles) baked in custard. Delicious use of leftover cheese bits & so simple to prepare. healthyfood
Fourth course fish amok at special visiting French chefs’ gala luncheon today. Boy am I spoilt. Invitationonly
Lot cha: thick rice noodle stir fried on a massive griddle @ today’s market.
Tek trey phaem. A friend stopped by yesterday afternoon with a surprise snack. Similar to fresh spring rolls, but with thin lacey rice noodles, plus pork, lettuce & herbs, dipped in a garlicky peanut sauce.
Neighbourhood lunch Jaan Bai. New management, old menu, but what an improvement
Starting Christmas luncheon with chilled berry soup laced with Champagne.