Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vietnam Day 5: Seafood Dinner

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I was on the hunt for some seafood and really want to try the barbecue seafood along the beach. Although I really feel like we got ripped off on the street as they charged us $100 US for a lobster, and that same lobster was around $50 at the hotel! Of course, I didn't know this before I left the hotel to hunt for seafood. We had our seafood dinner around 5pm and of course, it wasn't very filling, so I had to get a second course later at 8pm at the hotel. this is also including a snack that I had (escargots). Come of think of it, it's kinda scary reflecting back that I actually ate on the street in Vietnam, I could have ended up at the hospital just like every time I eat off of the street in China due to food poisoning. I wasn't thinking too clearly back then, but thank goodness I didn't have to go see a doctor.

In terms of the seafood, we paid $100 for 4 king prawns ($50), 1 crab ($12.50), 4 oysters ($12.5), and 3 giant scallops ($25). The king prawns consumed a major part of our budget, thus we were left with little money to enjoy the remainder of the course. I don't know what was wrong with me, but I really craved king prawns. I don't think I would ever pay $50 for king prawns off the street in Vietnam ever again. What's worth it though is the crab, they cook it in this tamarind sauce and it's absolutely de-lish!

After dinner we decided to walk home instead of taking a cab, since no one bothered to stop for us for the longest time and it was getting dark. But that was a good choice, the 30 minute walk, with almost no one on the street, was a little scary yet pleasant. The sunset was a beauty.

wearing a red dress I got for $5 from Hoi An in Vietnam

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