This is one of the first dishes I tried here and it was absolutely delicious. Basically a beef stew with fresh basil, cilantro and peppers. I've been back for seconds ;-) Almost everything here is served with fresh basil and greens and of course lots of noodle dishes. Here is one of the noodle dishes I had:
I spent the first week in Saigon wandering around and peeking in to all the little allies and shops. There is something fascinating around every corner. Women carry heavy baskets on their shoulders all around town selling fruit, vegetables and more. I'm very curious why it seems only the women do this? Below is a photo of a woman weighing and selling fruit from the baskets she carries on her shoulders.