Monday, March 29, 2010
Banh Mi Op La
One of the yummiest - and simplest - breakfasts I enjoy while I am in Vietnam is the humble Banh Mi Op La. This is a simple fried egg served with a baguette (I always ask for an extra straight up). You then make it your own with the judicious addition of soy-sauce (or, more properly, the enhanced soy-sauce which is normally served in Vietnam callen nuoc tuong), chilli sauce and salt & pepper. Using the bread as an eating implement, you eat your fried egg (necessarily with a runny yolk) and you are all ready for the day. It's perfect if you've grown a little tired of the more exotic options and want something that is closer to a western breakfast.
Banh mi op la is readily available on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, though I'm not so sure about other cities.