Monday, September 29, 2008

Bun Rieu / Crab Noodle Soup

This is what an order of Bun Rieu in my favorite open air restaurant in HCMC looks like.  That big lump in the middle of the bowl is a 'crabcake patty' - crabs, egg and spices and steamed (I think) to give it a crumbly, airy texture.  

I should eat more crab here.  It seems to be one of the more affordable protein sources, that and cuttlefish.  You'll get more crab meat in a bowl of crab soup than you do beef in a bowl of pho.   

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