Another bowl of blood, Lonnie!

May 3, 2009

Blog Guy, you write a lot about travel. My wife and I need a vacation, but we’re trying hard to lose weight. Vacations always mean wonderful meals, and we come home 10 pounds heavier. How can we break that cycle?

Do what I do. Plan a vacation to Vietnam.

Oh hot-diggity. How does that help?

For dinner in Hanoi, head out to a bistro I know specializing in entrails and blood soup.

Ewww! Puke-o-Rama! What’s it called?

Lonnie’s House of Blood Soup and Cocktail Lounge. Tell Lonnie I sent you.

You’re crazy! I’d sooner stay home and eat my wife’s cooking!

Don’t forget to save room for Lonnie’s dessert. If you bring your own Bowie knife, you can help him kill it.

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A raw blood dish is displayed with cooked entrails at a restaurant in Hanoi, April 28, 2009. Frozen pudding from fresh duck or pig blood is a popular dish in Vietnam, although duck blood is less consumed following bird flu outbreaks. A bowl of raw blood costs about 55 cents. REUTERS/Kham

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wowowow!!! is that for real? i am trying to lose weight as well… how much is a plane ticket for vietnam????

Posted by caglar | Report as abusive

Unfortunately, Caglar, flights to Vietnam can be expensive. Perhaps you could just go to a a local blood bank or hospital for the same sort of dishes…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

but here I have got other choices to eat… if i was forced to eat that blood soup in vietnam i would not and lose weight eventually … i wouldnt go drink blood here unless i am a vampire, a bat or a twisted pshyco :)

Posted by caglar | Report as abusive

Well, you’re welcome here no matter what. Our research shows the twisted psycho demographic is one of the largest for this blog. We’re trying to go after more vampire readers, and eventually tap into the zombie market.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Lol i have tried to post a comment 3 times and now i see my first one here.. which means there will be 3 other same comments of my last comment before this one (i am confused)… anti spam word is the the one thats twisted psycho(i could never spell this word right)… I like smart psychos :)

Posted by caglar | Report as abusive

Mr Bob,

It is a lot cheaper to go to England, to order a nice blood sausage.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

We prefer to call it ‘black pudding’ :)

Posted by seimon | Report as abusive

i’ve been to vietnam and there are far BETTER choices of food there. For example, the seven courses of dog you can get off of a street vendor. As you can imagine, they cook the dog seven different ways. They have it in the states as well ‘cept they use “beef” instead. there’s also pigeon, snake, crocodile, rat, etc. basically anything eaten on the show “fear factor” is a typical vietnamese dish.

Posted by minnow | Report as abusive

Oh!”Tiet canh” is a very delicious food. However it is not for people who have poor digestion. Some people feel horrible but if it is to overcome the feeling that you will enjoy.You should eat it with some aromatic vegetables.

Posted by Minh Ngoc | Report as abusive