Hi! It’s Becky, the sister, guest blogging about my life in, you guessed it, Chicago. I’ve lived here for almost six years now and I thought I would share some of my favorite parts of it.
Phil, my boyfriend, and I are both adventuresome eaters. I like to try new flavors and foods and he likes to try, well, new body parts. When our friends invited us to their neighborhood for dinner last night we got to try a little of each.
First of all I thought I would mention we took the bus. I snapped a photo of the gas station across the street as we waited for it and gas was $4.35. We haven’t had a car for a year and a half and we have never been so glad.
Back to dinner, we ended up at a Vietnamese restaurant called Tank (yes that is a picture of an army tank on the left side of their sign). Phil had the Chao Cong Doi which translates to Pigs Innards Congee (a kind of soup). Here is what was in it: Vietnamese sausage, pork liver, pork heart, pig intestines, cooked pigs blood and pork tongue. Needless to say, I didn’t even try a spoonful. The blood was in large gelatinous chunks and Phil said he didn’t dare show me the hearts. He thought it was tasty!
We also stopped at a Vietnamese market and he picked up some Instant Natural Jellyfish. The back of the package reads, “It has the unique refreshing and crisp, and tender and smooth tastes of its own.”
We love the food here, but for different reasons.