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Thanks Anthony Bourdain! Re: Lunch Lady

Thanks Anthony Bourdain! Re: Lunch Lady, Vietnam

Ahhhh….the lunch lady in Vietnam. She came recommended by Anthony Bourdain himself. We searched far and wide for her and when we finally found her, she nearly gave me a run for it. Literally. I’ve never felt so conflicted in my life. My stomach killed me for days, yet my mouth…my mouth will always crave for those noodles forever.

Preparing to open her shop for the day.

Preparing to open her shop for the lunch crowd.

The lunch lady makes a different kind of noodle soup everyday and even before she opens up shop, there’s already a line of people waiting to get a taste of her daily special. Her specialty that day was ‘bun mam.’ The broth is made of fermented anchovies, seafood, pork, eggplant, and spices. As unappetizing as it sounds, it is full in flavors and will make your taste buds wanting more.

And more I want! Thanks Anthony.

Lunch Lady stand, Vietnam

Lunch Lady stand, Vietnam

The broth for bun mam

The broth for bun mam

The lunch lady herself

The lunch lady herself