This morning I taught the volunteer Nam Phap church class again. Khanh picked me up at 8.30am. The 2 hour class goes very quickly. During the class we were talking about lotus salad, and Net offered to take me somewhere I could have some after the class. So a bunch of us headed to this little cafe which is a favourite haunt for local Uni students. They had run out of lotus, so we had this amazing 'drink' called Chè Huế, or chè thập cẩm . There is nothing like it in our food.. it's served in a beer mug with lots of crushed ice. The liquid is soya milk and coconut milk and into that is added shaved coconut, sago, beans, little rice dumplings and I don't know what else... a variety of tastes and textures that is quite delicious. You eat it with a spoon and it's quite filling.
That's Xuan's brother, Dat, next to him. See the little stools behind him? ...good thing I've lost plenty of weight !
I took this photo to show the 'kitchen' which is in the front of the cafe.You can see the cafe behind Net, Quyen and Xuan.