Tonight we had a bit of a send off meal with Mary (Erin’s mom) and Loston, and the Payne crew. Poor sick Erin missed out on one delicious meal. We’ve posted pics on the photo page. I had some of the best udon noodles I’ve ever tasted and Ken dined on chicken pho followed by a Mediterranean Lamb special. Beckett had some cheerios and gerber banana puffs. If you should find yourself in Hanoi, hop on over to the Somerset Grand/ Hanoi Towers and go to Jaspas on the 4th floor. you’ll be glad you did.
I love Vietnamese food. Love it! I dig pho, crave spring rolls, and utterly adore most anything involving fresh herbs and rice noodles. That having been said, I strongly encourage Vietnamese chefs to stick to their strong suits. Don’t go tempting a cookie loving westerner with pseudo cookies. It’s rude. Of course, I suppose I should have known better. They label clearly says “coikes” which I’m guessing is pronounced like ‘koi’ with a ‘ks’ on the end. Be warned future travellers, a coike is not a cookie. It may look like a cookie. It may smell like a cookie, but cookies have sugar. Coikes… not so much.