[eat] Uitsmijter at Cafe Le Journal @ Utrecht, The Netherlands

Don’t let the ‘exotic’ name deceive you =} Uitsmijter is anything but oh-uh-amazing, or exotic, for that matter. It is one of the most basic Dutch breakfast/lunch fares, and no you don’t need to be a Dutchie to create this dish. I tried my Uitsmijter plate at the popular Cafe Le Journal on the busy street of Neude in Utrecht and I must admit that I was not overwhelmed to any degree =}

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[eat] Rice noodle & egg coffee for breakfast @ Hanoi, Vietnam

My first post about Vietnam.  Now that I only spend very little time in Hanoi during winter or summer break, I can’t check out all the awesome foods in every corner of Hanoi, but there are 2 places I always try to visit every time I am there.  I especially like Hanoi in the morning (before 7am) with its calm and somehow poetic atmosphere.  And of course, nothing is better than stuffing your face.

If you happen to stay around the Old Quarter in Hanoi (which you will), you know where Hoan Kiem Lake is. After taking a lazy stroll around the lake , you might as well want something for breakfast. I know, Pho is ubiquitous and some Pho places in the lake’s vicinity are recommended in all the guidebooks, but how about trying something different? My pick is Bun Thang (some kind of rice noodle) at 31 Cau Go.

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