Posts Tagged ‘vietnamese’

Foodporn, Nem Nuong, Vietnamese, Minced Grilled Pork

goicuon-nemFor the readers in Thailand this might be a bit confusing as there are 1,000s of Nem Nuong Restaurants that serve a bare bones edition of this recipe, and consume it, other than swallowing, in a way much different than at Vietnamese restaurants. Nem Nuong in Vietnamese means minced grilled pork. In Thailand a type of that is found, but when you watch the videos at the end of the post you will see that it is a much more flavorfull recipe than I have experienced n Thai places.
The photo on the left shows nem nuong in Goi Cuon, or what in Thai would be called Pau Pia Sot, fresh spring roll. The Vietnamese style is much bigger that the Thai cousin, the paper being about twice the diameter about twice the size

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Foodporn, Pho Hanoi, Gainesville, Florida, Vietnamese, Restaurant

goi cuonafter overcooked shrimp, tasteless onion rings and lousy service at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key, florida, and a tough morning drive, finding the Hanoi was a life saver. Cheerful, efficient staff, a fine bowl of Bun Bo Hue, Cafe Sua Da and a Goi Cuan  (Vietnamese Soft Spring Rolls- Shrimp and Pork Tofu, Grled Park or Chicken, Vermicelli Rice Noodles, Lettuce, and Cilantro wrapped in clear rice paper and served with Peanut Sauce), got me back to better than normal, whatever that might be….

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Food in Isaan, Northeast Thailand

Let’s Talk About Food in Isaan, Northeast Thailand, Vietnamese Food Sort of

I have posted about Vietnamese food, the lack of it and where I have found it in some previous posts. As far as Vietnamese food is concerned the only authentic Vietnamese food I have found so far is…Continue reading


Finally a Real Vietnamese Pho Restaurant comes to Mukdahan, Thailand, or Does it?

Saw the shop last month and almost drove the 100 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom to check it out while at the illuminated Boat Procession Festival in Nakhon Phanom.  It is in the big PTT center on…Continue reading


Another Vietnamese Pho Shop Arrives in Sakon Nakhon,THailand

that does not serve pho. I do enowy a bowl of quaytiaw, but the are not the same thing. The owner kindly eplaned to me that quaiytiaq is Thai Noodle Soup and Pho Vietnamese Noodle soup and since they…Continue reading


More About Food at Big C, Sakon Nakhon,Thailand

I would never have thought that my post about MK Restaurant would have raised the comments that it did, especially on Twitter. And, for sure I never knew that there was a MK song. Opinions are just…Continue reading


Eateries in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand,Yahd Thip Laap Phet Restaurant

Nakhon Phanom is not a bastion of fine dining Mukdahan and Ubon are both better supplied with Vietnamese restaurants, while Nakhon Phanom has perhaps a more sizable Vietnamese population  There are…Continue reading


A Vietnamese Pho Restaurant and the Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair ,Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

Finally a Real Vietnamese Pho Restaurant comes to

Vietnamese Pho

, or Does it?

Saw the shop last month and almost drove the 100 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom to check it out while at the illuminated Boat Procession Festival in Nakhon Phanom.  It is in the big PTT center on…Continue reading


Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair and Google and the Geezer and Android Adventure in Northeast Thailand

I have now been in Nakhon Phanom for 7 days for the  Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair, 12 to 20 October 2013. If I did not guess that this was a Tourism Authority of Thailand scam I…Continue reading


Illuminated Boat Procession and Nakhon Phanom, Thailand Red Cross Fair 12 to the 20 October 2013

At Nakon Phanom Provincial Hall and along the Mekong River, Suntbon Wichit Road Join famous highlights of “La Rue Fai festival”, the wonderful Illuminated Boat Procession and the exciting fireworks…Continue reading


Illuminated Riveboat Procession and Red Cross Fair ,Nakhon Phanom,Thailand,2013 Video Roundup

I was in Nakhon Phanom from the 12 through the 19th of Ocober for the Illuminated Riveboat Procession and Red Cross Fair. Having been in Thailand, specifically Isaa, Northeast Thailand for nearly 19…Continue reading


Mekhong River, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand 12 October 2013 Illuminated Boat Launch

Having been told by the good folks at the Nakhon Phanom Tourism Authority of Thailand Office, that nothing would be going on till the 15th and with that schedule in hand I spent the day looking at…Continue reading


Another Vietnamese Pho Shop Arrives in Sakon Nakhon,THailand

that does not serve pho. I do enowy a bowl of quaytiaw, but the are not the same thing. The owner kindly eplaned to me that quaiytiaq is Thai Noodle Soup and Pho Vietnamese Noodle soup and since they are both soup that they are the same. I asked him how he prepared the broth and it is simply water he boiled that morning while pho is simmered for hours getting rich from the bones and marrow that make pho pho. Sadly on YouTube now one can see wuaytiaw being called pho but the real pho can be found on videosLike This. Thailand is well known IMHO for creating menus that have nothing to with what you find on your plate and in your bowl. In more than 18 years I have found that more than 90% of the Vietnamese restaurants in Northeast Thailand do not serve Vietnamese food. A proper bowl of Pho is one thing I am looking forward to back in the states.

Finally a Real Vietnamese Pho Restaurant comes to Mukdahan, Thailand, or Does it?

Saw the shop last month and almost drove the 100 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom to check it out while at the illuminated Boat Procession Festival in Nakhon Phanom.  It is in the big PTT center on the Northbound side of the 212 as you head out of Mukdahan. So in Mukdahan for my weekend nearly Vietnamese food, food fix I arrived there at opening time 0930. When the Pho arrived I could see this was a catastrophe. Mystery meat balls do not come in Pho, neither do pieces of fat or fatty meat What makes Pho rich is the bones that are boiled for hours with the marrow still in the bones. Pho is not fatty as a matter of fact Pho is made of LEAN beef. Globules of fat floating in th broth finished the picture. Next came what was supposed to be the Banh Mi. This was the worst I have ever seen, touched or tasted…

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Christian Cemetery,Ta Rae,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand

Sakon Nakhon probably has the largest percentage of Christian citizens of any Thai Province. Sakon Nakhon. Tha Rae is the center of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng. There are convents and a Seminary in the town.
I have visited and documented a number of Chinese, Vietnamese and Christian cemeteries in the region. I find the diversity of styles of each grave interesting. The Christian cemeteries usually hold Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and anyone one else, where the other cemeteries are usually ethnically segregated. Ta Rae cemetery seemed to hold a large percentage of childrens graves, and a large number of empty graves. See for yourself……
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Ho Chi Minh in Nakhon Phanom Thailand November 2011

Although he only spent 3 years in the area it seems as Uncle Ho had quite an impact. Not only was he heavy into planting and tending he has managed  since his death in the last 14 years to move house a number of times. Perhaps he invented the mobile home while tending his trees

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Ho Chi Minh in Nakhon Phanom Thailand November 2011

Mukdahan Thailand, another place Vietnamese People are dying to get into 28.09.12

Many Vietnamese people have settled in the towns and villages along the Mekong River in Northeast Thailand, Isaan, For some time in the early 20th century Ho Chi Minh resided in the Nakhon Phanom area in the early 20th century. Nong Khai, That Phanom and Mukdahan have,for years had large Vietnamese populations , along the left bank of the Mekong.

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Mukdahan Thailand, another place Vietnamese People are dying to get into 28.09.12