Monday, January 15, 2007

Che Chuoi Nuong, Nha Trang, Vietnam

After the spectacular nem nuong, I was craving something sweet to end off the meal. That's when I chanced upon the perfect cure for this craving. A streetside dessert vendor, boy oh boy, could my day get any better?

There are many streetside vendors scattered around the streets of Vietnam. This one was selling ceh chuoi nuong which translates to "grilled banana dessert". It's not really just a banana grilled straight but it's coated in glutinous rice before being wrapped in some banana leaves and then grilled over charcoal till the banana is soft and warm. It's then doused with an excellent sauce of coconut cream further thickened with sago and topped off with crunchy peanuts.

Despite eating at places far and wide and with large diversities in price ranges, somehow my most memorable and satisfying meals are always by the streets. Crouched over a dingy table, eating from a chipped porcelain plate.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sexy post mate.

The whole dining experience makes for the complete picture - having real food at a real place is what a real education is all about.

Lord Dianabol