As Erica Peters describes in her fantastic work of 19th century food history, there was rapidly growing dairy production (with fresh milk home delivery) in the colony at a time of coffee's growth in popularity.
A brief thread on a commonly reported origin story for the use of sweetened condensed milk in #Vietnam (mentioned in this article) that assumes:
A population that would have rather done otherwise ended up *resorting to* using the inferior canned product.
Quảng Ninh, #Vietnam
Vietnam by Night
Early evening martial arts class silhouetted against the lights of Đền Xã Tắc in Móng Cái, #Vietnam.
Bánh xèo Variations
Commonly referred to as a savory #Vietnamese crepe, this dish is about as variously interpreted as there are regions in the country. Just a few of the variations below.
Vietnamese Temple Lighting
Đền Xã Tắc by night.
In Móng Cái, #Vietnam
Vietnam Beach Scenes
My favorite beaches in #Vietnam are along the central coast.
Guess the Condiment
It's a regional specialty of Phú Yên Province in #Vietnam, often eaten with a type of sun-cured beef. Any guesses?
Stewed Tuna Eye
A local specialty of Tuy Hoà (#Vietnam), eye of tuna is stewed with herbs in porcelain pots that are set alight right on the table.
Vietnamese Food Love
Eating well on #Vietnam's central coast
#Hanoi's West Lake, at dusk.
American living in East Asia for the last couple decades. In Vietnam for most of that time. Recovering academic.
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