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Monday, January 02, 2006

Banh Hoi Chao Tom (thin vermicelli served with grilled shrimp paste on sugar cane)

Took a drive to Northern Virginia for lunch today. Nice to have 3-day weekend. Unbelievable, it's 2006! Anyway, went to Huong Viet as usual. They make decent food here. I ordered Banh Hoi Chao Tom. God knows since when I had this dish. It was delicious. What you would do is: you take banh trang (thin rice wrapper moisten with water); put it on the plate; then add thin vermicelli, grilled shrimp paste and some mint leaves; wrap it tightly and voila.

Wish there were more Vietnamese restaurants like Huong Viet here in Maryland. There are too many mediocre mom n' pop restaurants around here giving Vietnamese cuisine a bad name.


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