Thursday, March 4, 2010

Is there a doctor in the house?

Check out this little pucker that I found in my soup in Hoi An a few weeks ago. Anyone willing to venture a guess on what it might be? The mind reels.

Whatever the offending item might be, it was served with blood. Overall, soup seemed like the sort that would benefit someone with a cold. Absolutely riddled with iron and vitamins, and possibly a buttonhole.

The soup was the accompaniment to a plate of chicken rice. Not the most thrilling meal of my life, but for $1 and the opportunity to sit on a 4 inch plastic chair, I didn't say no.

And when I saw that I was only charged 2,000 dong more than the locals (in Hoi An, most tourists can expect to get charged triple for everything), I rejoiced. You can't win them all, but losing by 2,000 (about 11 cents) in Hoi An ain't bad.


  1. My bet is that it's a cross-section of a kidney. I certainly hope it was nothing worse than that.

  2. Of course, there are plenty worse things to put in your mouth:

  3. red faced ambiguousMarch 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Oh, that pucker is teribly sweet. Tell us, dear, did you eat it?
    (I suspect it is of vegetable rather than animal origin).
    But only you can tell us the flavor!