The Vietnamese diet is heavy on green vegetables, both cooked and raw greens that accompany meat and fish dishes – this is one of the things I love about being here. Hoi An’s principal market in the old town has a wide range of vegetables, some are not to be found outside of Vietnam.
Some chili for breakfast? Lao food is delicious, but a lot of it is loaded with chili – fiery, set-your-mouth-on-fire hot chili. Delicate palettes beware. This morning street market had plenty of several varieties of chili available.
Bún ốc – Snails with rice noodles in soup.
Fresh fruit and vegetables from Da Lat can be found in markets all over Vietnam. The city’s farm products have a reputation for quality. Farms growing this produce surround Da Lat in all directions. I had expected to see the fields, but it had not occurred to me that much of this food is grown in hothouses.