My last trip before this year ends gave me the chance to experience a bit of christmas in Madrid. It was amazing to see how many people strolled around in the city, it was like after a big soccer game! A lot of lights are there as well, mostly not too fancy more elegant and giving the overall scenery a beautiful glow. The good thing: food is as expected, croquetas, tapas and cafe cortado! 🙂
Another pleasing fact during my travel in Vietnam was the availability of fresh fruit and veggies where ever you go! Of course the markets offer the biggest variety at one place, anyway you can get fresh stuff mostly everywhere and it is fresh, not travelled around half of the globe and get only ripe while in transit. Must confess I am really jealous of these countries with so much fresh and tasty things to eat!
Vietnam isn’t only a country that has an immense coastline, it has a lot of inland stretches of water and rivers as well. The Mekong is probably the most famous one, running from China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia to Vietnam where it unloads its muddy freight into the South China Sea. Saigon is a good place to make a tour to the delta region of the Mekong which is a very busy area, where business is done on the […]
So it is puffed rice. It’s done by roast the paddy in a wok style pan together with sand to distribute the heat better. Than the popped rice is parted from the sand by a sieve and the peelings are fluttered away. One step to make a sweet out of it is to mix it with peanuts and caramel to make candy bars.