Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dude Vs Food

The trip back home from therapy takes me through Orange County's Little Saigon, and it's a favorite chomping ground for me..
I stopped in a Vietnamese bakery for something I've been craving for several months: xôi la dua, a type of sweet rice cake.

Basically, its a layer of mung bean paste sandwiched 'tween two layers of sweet rice, sweeted with sugar and coconut milk, sprinkled with sesame.
Hearty and filling for a snack item, they're damn good.

Chewey and semi-sticky, I thought I could handle it.
I wasn't disappointed.
It went down like a champ, and I am a happy dude.

I'll be going back tomorrow.

5 comments:

Guitarman said...

It's very green isnt it!

Brian said...

Hey, you can live off that stuff! It's delicious!

Happy to hear of your progress...

Mark Heuring said...

Good - glad you found that. And I'm guessing you're still on the hunt for some Pho, too!

Gino said...

mark: had pho tonite.
went down great, cept for the meat kept getting stuck. at one time, i had to step outside and self-heimlich.

but now i know...

Night Writer said...

Mmmm...mung bean paste.