I was in the hustle and bustle of the morning markets in Saigon yesterday paying close attention to the tofu man. It was part of a photography assignment. I was to wander the markets looking for photo opportunities. This may sound easy in a busy place like Saigon but it was surprisingly difficult. As I strategised on the best spot to take it all in, I decided that there are photographer personalities amongst us and I am one of the quiet ones. Some of the participants took their positions front and center, cameras at the ready, searching up, down and all around. I envied their bravado. They dodged scooters, took the glares and grimaces in their stride and moved onto the next opportunity. I need to learn how to do that.
As for me, I was mesmerised by the tofu man and the gentle smile as he worked his tofu stand.
I admit I was first attracted by his cooking pot.
An interesting contraption.
In the street markets, everything goes.
I am a big fan of tofu, especially since moving to Vietnam.
I will never say no to Lemongrass Tofu and manage to sneak this recipe
into our evening meals several times a week.
Once the tofu man had worked his magic, I moved on.
The crowds were waiting and I was on assignment.
More to follow in the coming days.
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here one day, take note of The Travel Photographers
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if you are interested in tasting
a great plate of lemongrass tofu.
be sure to stop at..,
10 Dang Tat
Ward Tan Dinh
District 1, Saigon
One of my favourites!