Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On Nhau

Somehow I found myself nhau-ing just about every night I was in Saigon. "You must've been hanging with a lot of dudes" my friend assumed, and right he was! I was unaware of the social significance of this primarily male custom at the time, but I found this interesting article through the interwebs. That might explain the stares, actually. Onward!

It took some getting used to the giant blocks of ice in my Tiger beer, let alone the fact that they kept giving me (and only me) straws. I guess it's the feminine way to nhau

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Duck tongue and curried frog legs at Xua va Nay in Saigon

Clams with lemongrass

Some non-nhau food in Vietnam:
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Before and after - the tail was a hot commodity

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Bun cha in Hanoi

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Cha ca la vong in Hanoi

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Wraps and rice noodles (can't remember the names of anything - I'm terrible I know) at Quan An Ngon in Saigon

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