Sometimes you may find yourself with friends in a vietnamese restaurant that seems to have NOTHING meatless. If you find yourself in such a situation (if they don’t have even salads or vegetable side-dishes), you may want to get some white rice and Đậu hũ chiên sả ớt. This means Fried Tofu with Lemongrass and Chili. I really liked this, and it was one of the most inexpensive choices on the menu. The only downside is that you may get tired of the taste by the end – the taste is exotic, unique, strong (but not spicy on its own). I suggest you share this dish with others and try to find some other things to eat along with it like white rice, water spinach, or even beer-nuts. 😉
This Đậu hũ chiên sả ớt was from a canal-side garden restaurant/beer-hall on Tôn Thất Thuyết Street on the south border of district 4 (near the intersection with Tôn Đản Street).