23 May 2010 Update: This restaurant seems to have closed!!!
Took a publishing friend of Walter to Hung Vuong a local eatery this weekend.
We all had Banh Uot, ‘wet rice cakes’ for lunch. It’s basically rice noodles with nem (cured pork), chicken roll, lots of greens and fish sauce. This description is so lame, it actually tastes much nicer than that.
They do a roaring trade in take aways.
While we were there, we saw them make Banh Tet, glutonous rice boiled with soya bean and pork for over 10 hours to form a dense rice outer with the bean and meat inside… not for everyone, but a must at new years!