With my sister coming to visit me, I was thinking about what dinner I should prepare for her. Then I came across old pictures from a lunch we had in a vietnamese restaurant:
On the plate on the upper picture is coconut-flavoured rice with fried chicken, Vietnamese pickles, bean sprout salad, hard-boiled soy egg and a peanut-curry-sauce. On the picture below is a Vietnamese rice noodle salad bowl with pork belly. Yum!
So I will be making the Vietnamese rice noodle salad for my sister! 🙂
Besides cooking at home, my sister and me were also eating out. For example, we went to a modern Vietnamese restaurant which is owned by two sisters (could be my sister and me if we would be living in same city). They keep the menu small (approx. 5 dishes) and vary it daily (I think). I like that they also keep the serving amount limited. We went there in the late afternoon and three dishes were already out. On one hand, it’s too bad that you can’t try those dishes anymore but on the other hand, there is less leftovers and waste of food.
I had a spicy Vietnamese papaya salad with deep-fried fish on rice, my sister had curry-lemongrass-chicken with peanuts on rice. Both dishes were really tasty. The papaya salad tasted different from the Lao-style papaya (or carrot) salad we make at home but it was also good!