We’ve had bad and very good Hu tieu before and now we have a MSG overloaded version on the streets of District 1. I find a mobile seller of this pork noodle soup outside 15B-5 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1. She says she sells from here mid-morning every day. She’s quite the friendly seller who mistakes me for another Ong tay noodle muncher. Oh well we all look the same, ehh? I pull up a pew next to the orange seller who’s busy gobbling back a 5,000VD mid-morning bite and watch as my take away order is put together.
The difference from previous Hu tieu and this one is that this flogger uses a pork sliver/pig’s blood carnivorous combo. No liver, no prawns and thicker noodles. Oh and there’s that MSG hit. I always know I’ve had way too much of that when I get a machine gun buzz down my spine and feel a bit off-kilter for the rest of the day. It’s quite the chemical thrill, but not for everday consumption. More snaps from her stall at this tagged photostream. Here’s a recipe for Hu tiu or Hu tieu whichever spelling takes your fancy.