Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mekong Delta Tour: Day Three - Lunch at the Rest Stop

On the drive to the airport, we stopped by the Mekong Rest Stop for lunch.  What a cool place!  The landscaping and atmosphere is such a getaway.  We were treated to a variety of small plates for lunch, and after lunch we enjoyed walking around the property.

Here is a slide show of pictures of the outdoor cooking and of the landscaping:
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

The Inside
Open air and a high ceiling. I loved eating in this setting.

Salt & Pepper & Lime

Fish Sauce
Diluted with water, garlic, sugar, and chilis.

Fish Sauce

Fresh Sugarcane Juice
With Calamansi. The juice itself is really sweet from the natural sugar, but the acidity of the calamansi cuts the sweetness nicely.

Fresh Spring Roll
A soft rice paper filled with shrimp, pork, basil, and rice noodles.

Mekong Pancake
A smaller version of the traditional Vietnamese pancakes.

Grilled Pork on the Stick

Fried Ball Sticky Rice
The server was too quick to cut the ball when it arrived at our table. But, what a cool presentation! Check out the first two pictures on the slide show above to see how they cooked this. It was like eating fried mochi - yum!

White Fish with Dragon Fruit
A stew with white fish, dragon fruit, and potatoes. Interesting.

My Tho Noodle Soup
Pork with Rice Noodles

Fresh Fruits
Watermelon and Pineapple to end the meal.


50decs said...

I was here last year too! Loved it! really enjoying reading your reports ('reliving' my trip last year!).looking forward to seeing the slide show but cant seem to find the link to it? Please help..............

Angela said...

Thank you for reading! And, thank you so much for the heads up about the slide show not working. It should be functioning. If not, let me know so I can try to fix it again :)

50decs said...

Thanks for sorting - perfect now! Great posts!