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Cao Lau

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam.

There is a market where I get a bowl of cao lau, a specialty of Hoi An, which you wont find it in other parts of Vietnam, because the water used in the preparation comes from a well that dates back to Cham times. The woman puts thick flat noodles and bean sprouts in hot water just to heat them up, then puts them in a bowl and adds raw greens, pork and cracklings, then she tops it off with a bit of broth that is out standing! The cost is only 65 cents or 7000 dong.