I’d walked for two hours non stop from the hotel to Old Town, just in a bid to wander and explore. In the 34 degrees sweltering heat that it was.
I’m always for warm meals but I couldn’t bring myself to anything soup based. The vegetarian options were limited (for this weather), and I didn’t feel like eating tofu.
So, I ordered warm tofu and salad rice paper rolls, which you’ll rarely see me order.
Rarer would be me caught not ordering a drink on a vacation, but given the heat and sweat, I wasn’t sure my body could handle it (read I didn’t feel like it). And so it was a small and simple lunch.
While not as colourful as I was imagining them to be, the rice rolls were perfect temperature and perfectly soft, not crunchy as I’ve had at other places, which I liked. Lots of green herbs, from mint to spring onions to lemongrass, complemented well by the simple yet powerful soy sauce and peanuts to dip them rolls in.
I could hear at least the parties on three other tables being very happy with their food as well.
Followed by some more walking, a glass of diluted but cold sugarcane juice from a local vendor that still tasted like elixir in that heat.
I walked back to the hotel – thinking I’ll drop down at some point, but I made it. Booked Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge for tomorrow.
And after I’m done posting this, I’ll begin looking up a place for dinner, because, small lunch 🙂