All I can say is you…are…screwed. My gf loves Vietnamese food and we eat that usually at least 1x a month.
Stay the hell away from the “brown” sauce - hoisin. Worse than ketchup…ketchup has ~4g sugar per 2TB. Well, some hoisin sauce I’ve seen boast a whopping 24g sugar per 2TB of sauce!! So watch out for that stuff, hell yes.
Next, do not order anything on the menu because it all comes with those rice noodles or you can get bahn mi (sandwich). Those about the two most popular items you will find on the menu at all Vietnamese restaurants. Meat and veggies…good luck with that.
For me, when I know it’s time for Viet food then I’ll fast all day and get a good workout sometime before the meal. Then I eat about 6 eggs and some meat so I go half-full and any noodles or f*cking good bahn mi doesn’t make me feel that fat. Enjoy.[/quote]
LOL. My fiance is Vietnamese and I can’t wait to show her this. From the north, (she fled w/ family in the '60s and came here in '68), and me being a Marine (retired) I like to say I have to sleep w/ one eye open.