When you’re in Saigon or elsewhere in the Mekong Delta region, there’s bound to be ‘Hu Tieu’ noodle soup. This is a southern dish, inspired by the Chinese-Southeast Asian style noodle soup, it’s made with a pork bone broth. With chewy clear tapioca noodles, topped with boneless pork or chicken, shrimp, fried garlic, fried shallot and spring onions. As usual, you pick and choose whatever you want.
Hu tieu is the extreme have-it-your-way Vietnamese food experience. You can have the option of having the noodles dry, with a bowl of soup on the side too! Of course, I love it both ways! Dry is better if it’s hot outside!