This is a common sight if you wander around in the south of Vietnam, a few small tables with very simple table setting with big plates of herbs and vegetables. Noodle soup is being sold here, Do not worry, come and sit down, order a bowl of noodles.
For many foreigners, eating noodles or sticky rice for breakfast instead of eggs, toast or cereal is normal because they are in Viet Nam now.
The most common noodle from the south is called Hu tieu, a yellow noodle with sliced pork, dried onion, pork crackling, tomatoes, japanese vegetable and minced pork in the stock. This is my favorite dish that I ate almost everyday on my recent holiday.
Noodles with beef also very popular in Saigon. In some places they served the biggest quay(bread) that I've ever seen before in my life.
Some other places serve Chinese noodles which look like other noodles but they have wontons and different vegetables and the pork is sliced longways.
Bun bo Hue is a really special noodle style from Hue which is served with lots of different veggies, pigs feet and cooked beef. It's a delicious dish but needs lots of chili added to it.
This is yet another different noodle dish with a slice of spare rip on the top, cooked pork, some chopped carrots and some cooked bean shoots and coriander.
The last dish is sticky rice. There are so many different kinds of sticky rice, some with minced pork, some with sweet potatoes, and some are a mixture of black bean, green bean and just plain white stickyrice. To be served on top, people usually choose some more meat or some grilled or steamed sausages or sliced cooked chicken...The special thing about sticky rice is the seller will add some peanuts, dried onion and some sauce to add extra flavour.