Bizarre Foods: Ho Chi Minh City Pictures
Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City
Just a little selfie with my unsure friend Kikki Le as we consider our next meal: rice field rat.
Clearing the Rice Fields
Outside of Ho Chi Minh City, 2 rice farmers clear the land before we hunt for rice field rats.
One of the rice farmers, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is showing off his catch.
Rat Meat on the Grill
This grill might look rudimentary, but it definitely gets the job done. That lemongrass spear isn't just a garnish - it's the tool used to baste the rat meat.
Pig Brain Soup
This fresh pig brain soup was being sold right on the street by one of Ho Chi Minh City's ubiquitous vendors.
Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta
These dried fresh fish from the Mekong Delta are being sold at Ba Chieu Market. Impressed by how perfect each little fish was prepped, cleaned and presented for sale.
The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City
The old meets the new as a soaring skyscraper takes over the Ho Chi Minh City skyline.
Bahn da Lon
My new friend Sinh Nguyen's favorite food is bahn da lon, a sweet treat made from mung bean paste, rice flour, coconut milk and sugar.
Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market
Cho Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop. You can find virtually anything you need including dozens and dozens of dry goods like these herbs and spices
Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market
The French influence lives on in Ho Chi Minh City with these perfectly crafted breakfast rolls sold outside Ba Chieu Market.