Bo Tung Xeo – Lucky Beef Parts

Lucky Beef Parts In 1999 a restaurant opened at 31 Ly Tu Trong in District 1. It’s proper name was Quan Luong Son. But expats and tourists alike called it Bo Tung Xeo, after its signature dish. It’s a bit like Korean barbeque. Although instead of a gas fire built into the table, Bo Tung Xeo features a charcoal brazier brought to the table, upon which you grill your own beef and veg. It’s hot and smokey but, hey, it’s also festive... Read More

Chicken Feet – Finger Licking in Laos

I hopped on the ordinary train from Bangkok to the end of the line at Nong Kai. But that was not my destination. I was heading to the place that’s after the end of the line, in more ways than one. To cross the Mekong River from Thailand into Laos is to cross time and consciousness more than space. Crammed into the middle of the Indochina peninsula, it is a place the world passes by. Though the geography is vastly different–rainforest and... Read More