Restaurant: Morning Glory Street Food Restaurant
Location: Hoi An
Date: March 25, 2014
Rating: Super Yum
Everyone always talks about how great the street food is in Vietnam.
Well, those of us who aren’t quite THAT adventurous (or don’t fancy a reasonable chance at several days glued to the toilet) might consider stepping up to $10-15 a person and the glory that is Morning Glory Street Food, a more “upscale” rendering of the classics.
Cao Lau noodles with marinated pork. The “classic” Hoi An dish with Japanese, Chinese, and French influences. Thick, homemade rice noodles with tender marinated pork, fresh herbs, and croutons in a light brother.
Not quite as good as the version we had the night before, but still delicious.
Very interesting AND tasty.
Smoky eggplant with minced pork. I’m not usually a big fan of this kind of “mushy” eggplant, but this was great.
Prawn Curry. Five elements: sweet, sour, hot, bitter, and salty. Prawns, eggplant, poatoes, onions, lime leaves, lemongrass, and coconut milk.
Overall, this might have been the best meal we had in Vietnam, certainly in the top 2-3. While the cuisine isn’t “fancy” the combination of ingredients and fresh flavors came together in a spectacular way.