Something really bad happened (I’m just kidding). There is a new Vietnamese fast food restaurant in my neighborhood, that’s why I said something bad happened. Why bad? Well, I love asian dishes except the dishes that contain fish, but most of the asian fast food restaurants were that far away that the temptation was usually not too big to visit them regularly and I usually forget that they have a delivery service. But since there is a new Vietnamese restaurant just 400 meters away from me, it’s a problem, because now it just takes a small walk to get into temptation, consequently my wallet suffered a little bit more.
I did already find my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in my city a long time ago, it’s just that I don’t go there too often due to the mentioned reason. But the new restaurant in the neighborhood is not bad either, still not as good as my favorite but definitely not bad. The restaurant opened 4 weeks ago and I ordered already several times there since the restaurant is on my daily route. The owners are a couple, the woman does manage the orders and her husband is the cook and a real artist in handling the pan, no joke, it’s quite funny to see the ingredient fly through the air.
When I ate there, the dishes look better prepared, when I order to go, the food does of course look a little compressed due to the wrapping as in the photos of this post, but it is still tasty. I like fried noodles with vegetables and sauce, it makes you sated and it is not the most expansive dish. They have all kind of other dishes and I tried some of the more expansive dishes and they are good too. What I noticed, the woman does chop the vegetables freshly and her husband will use them in the pan, that is something very important to me as it shows you get it freshly made, that is sadly something that not all restaurants do, especially not fast food restaurants, but it’s great that they do it.
I had a funny conversation with them one day, the woman told me I would be the first German asking for chopsticks, looks like not everyone in my district would ask that. She asked “Are you really eating with chopsticks?” and I replied “Yea, started as some kind of roleplay, I got better and better with each asian dish I consumed…” and both of them laughed and said in Vietnamese accent “That’s cool! Really, that is cool!”. I always use chopsticks for asian food, I think I became so good that it wouldn’t make much of a difference in time if I would eat the dish with fork and knife.
What about you? Do you like to eat asian dishes? Do you use chopsticks when you do?