On Tuesday 9th April 2019, I visited Ho Chi Minh City and had a family reunion with my elderly relatives. The dinner was located on the ground floor of a major hotel. Here are the snapshots.
The staff, in action, preparing our peking duck rolls.
Peking duck rolls are composed of a thick piece of duck meat, with duck skin, cucumber, spring onion, wrapped in a thin rice paper and dunked in hoisin sauce. It was a very delicious appetiser.
This was grilled prawns with savoury vermicelli noodles. It was very saucy and the chives added a nice garlic profile.
This was the rest of our peking duck, grilled up with a light batter. They were large pieces, slightly dried out from the heat, and crispy AF.
This was a steamed sea bass, with ginger and shallots, drenched in a soy-based sauce. I really love this classic dish. It hits the right spot with some fried rice.
Steam buck choi with chives and other herbs. We always have a vegetable dish to balance out the meal 😆
This was duck fried with hokkien noodles. It was savoury and well balanced. Noodles had a soft texture.
A variety of fruit and che to end the night. The bottom picture is chè bắp, a sweet corn pudding with dribbles of coconut cream.