Archive for January, 2012

Lunch Today

Posted in Food on January 19, 2012 by Chef D Smith

My friend’s partners sister made me lunch today.  It was Bun Bo, i think that is how is spelled.  It was home made and very good.  1 bowl, and i was full.

 

She also had grapefruit on hand.  They eat it with a dipping salt.  Somewhat similar in mexico.  The salt really brings out the flavor of the grapefruit.  This particular grapefruit was sweet, not tart at all.

Da Nang Budha Temple

Posted in Travel on January 19, 2012 by Chef D Smith

This Temple reminds me of the Christ Statue in Rio.  This Statue overlooks the beach of da nang.  It’s huge.  These are some views of the temple.

 

last night dinner at Black Cat

Posted in Food on January 19, 2012 by Chef D Smith

Apparently Black Cat restaurant was featured on Cnn for having Burgers, a 500 gram burger that cost 333,000 vnd.  I went with the Double Burger.  The meat used is australian beef.  Cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion.  The pickle was sweet, not acidic at all.

 

My Friend had the spaghetti and meatballs.

The guy that owns this place is american and the food is cooked the american way.  Usually when you order spaghetti, it’s usually sweeter in vietnam.  This pasta had more of a acidic taste to it.

Playing in the sand, da nang beach

Posted in Travel on January 19, 2012 by Chef D Smith

I was bored on the beach and found a stick.  So i starting doodling in the sand.

Bread of life Restaurant in Da Nang

Posted in Food on January 19, 2012 by Chef D Smith

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor.  This Restaurant employees hearing impared local vietnamese.  All the Employees are hearing impared and are very friendly.  It was good to see somebody helping out and supporting a good cause.  I met the owner, which was a very friendly woman.  Greeted me with hugs and took me down to the kitchen, when i told her i was a chef.  she let me sample the tomato sauce, which they were preparing and asked me if it needed anything.  Salt was my reply.  Some of the money goes to the foundation to help the hearing impared.

 

Marble Pieces in Da Nang

Posted in Travel on January 18, 2012 by Chef D Smith

These sculptures were along the river in Da Nanag.  The sculptures are awesome and well done.

 

 

 

 

 

Crispy duck in Da nang

Posted in Food on January 18, 2012 by Chef D Smith

The cuisine in Da nang is influenced by the chinese.  I had Crispy Duck for lunch which cost me 3 dollars and the Tapioca cost only 90 cents.

This bubble tea would’ve cost me at least 5 dollars american money.