August 29, 2007
19 Yen Bai Street
Da Nang, Vietnam
Bo La Lot (40,000 VND)
Banh Xeo (12,000 VND)
Another day in Da Nang, another banh xeo joint. Life is good.
Our friend, colleague, and Da Nang resident Cathy took us to Phu Hong for our second lunch in the city. Dining options are a bit more limited in Da Nang than in Saigon, so Cathy has eaten at this place five times. She highly recommended that we order the bo la lot, and since I was still craving banh xeo, we ordered a big plate of those to round out our meal.
I won’t go into much detail about the banh xeo since they were fairly similar to the ones I had the day before on Pasteur Street. Let’s just say they were super and leave it at that.
Bo la lot is my favorite course of Seven Course Beef, so it was a fine treat to have a huge plate of them! Similar to banh xeo, the local way to eat it entails wrapping the meat in rice paper with some greenery. But once again, my laziness got the best of me and I just popped ’em in my mouth. Bo la lot has a nutty flavor and texture that’s truly unique; I’m not sure if it’s due to the leaf (la lot) or something mixed in with the meat, but anyway, it’s excellent. The Astronomer loved the bite-size bo la lot as well and is more stoked than ever to try all seven courses of beef.
Nice call, Cathy.