So, the H comes home tonight and shows me the picture above. “Wanna take a guess on what this is?” he asks with a (suspiciously) broad smile. I take a look. “Ratatouille?” I hazard, knowing it can’t be that.
Apparently, this is what a La Défence restaurant sold as bò bún. It has, let’s see… carrots, rice (badly cooked, according to the H), shrimps and some other unidentified vegetables that the H assured me were all Western in origin. No bò (beef) or indeed bún (rice vermicelli) anywhere to be seen.
I am not really sure whether I want to laugh or to cry at this stage…
- Tom cari: shrimp curry
- Goi cuon: spring rolls
- Thit bo ruoc sa: minced beef with lemongrass and shrimp paste