Purple Sticky Rice Snack - Mekong Delta, Vietnam
In the alley just beside our hotel, we found a woman making sticky rice snacks - purple and black sticky rice, coconut, sugar and some type of soy or coconut milk topping all wrapped in a rice paper. We were enjoying our snack immensely, snapping photos of it, when everyone around us started teaching us the name of the snack (and other phrases) in Vietnamese. Of course, unable to navigate the tones, we mauled their language and amused the whole street with our futile attempts.
Read about our journey from Saigon to Phnom Penh on the Mekong.