Air France is on strike - what's new? I got swapped over to a Singapore Airlines flight, which is like escaping the slums for a penthouse. When we landed it took me a while to calculate what the pilot said. "Moins neuf" - multiply by two, subtract 33, carry the nine and, and..... SIXTEEN DEGREES?? What the fuck? I thought of hiding in the bathroom on the outbound back to Singapore. I didn't bring a coat so it was an extra joy shivering at the empty taxi stand for 20 minutes. Strikes, freezing cold, non-existent taxis.....welcome back to the 3rd world, kid. At least I can warm up with a delicious bowl at Piment D'Or!
I was introduced to Piment D'Or by my golf posse, a group of Vietnamese who answered in unison when I asked for a restaurant recommendation. The name translates to "golden spice" and I'm going to need a lot of it to keep the cold at bay. Their Bo Bun is point but for "stick-to-the-ribness" you're better off with the hearty noodle soup.
It has both beef and pork and if you like you can load it up with diced chillis. I think I'll head over there soon, I need something to get the pores open and the sweat flowing.
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