It was a lovely day to explore the city. Spring weather just perfect, kids have until 1 PM at school – so there’s 3-4 hours of spare time. Well, I wouldn’t really call it spare, I do have articles to write but I prefer to go out and eat out or just go about the city – show a visiting friend, Kuya O (let’s keep it a bit mysterious), around.
And, when both of us get exhausted, we eat to our hearts’ content. No matter which cuisine, we would devour each and every piece with gusto, finish the soup with a slurp much to the surprise of other dining guests. ^_^
That particular day, we toured the Hundertwasserhaus (the chairs on the first photo – all so colorful), we also planned to eat there only if the food ain’t so expensive…So we head off to one of the nearest Asian restaurant I know of, My Box. It’s a very small – really small food joint opposite the building holding the Philippine and Canadian Embassies. It serves a combination of Asian cuisines – Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.
For appetizers, we had Goi coun, that’s pork, prawn,vegetables, bún (rice vermicelli), and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng (or rice paper, wiki information). It comes with a peanut sauce that makes it really refreshing in every bite. And why not? This appetizer had been listed at number 30 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011. You can’t go wrong!
Kuya O and I both had Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup) after. I put a whole chilli pepper in and it was totally spicy! 😛 Again, we end up with so much food we asked if it’s okay to take them home and an attendant happily had the left-overs wrapped…and I gladly took them home! This really small (how many times had I described it so?) – is a hole in the wall but offers really great food for a little sum! (Gotta love their take homes too!)
—–My BoxLaurenzerberg 51010 Wien