I'm supposed to post about food fact but when I saw the Vietnam Flag in my top 10 visitor widget. It reminds me of Chaolong, My vietnamese bestfriend Tham and the influences of Vietnam.
The Vietnamese migrants began arriving in the Philippines(also known as boat people), after the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. Unlike any other Asian Countries they were persecuted and abused. Vietnamese found refuge in the Philippines, they were given aid and Shelter. The United Nations put up a camp in Palawan to process the genuine refugees for resettlement and to screen out those not qualified for refugee status. But when the refugee program ended, the Palawan camp was declared closed in 1996.
I remember when my family arrived in Palawan in 1988, as a 5 y.o. kid I thought that I'm in China because I saw a lot of Vietnamese and I thought they are Chinese because I assumed that the language I heard is Mandarin. My father treat us in VietVille to know them better.
French Bread a Vietnamese bread baquette or bánh mì. The usual stuffing of french bread are pork or chicken with some cucumber, tomato, bánh mì sauce. With addition soysauce and mayonnaise.
When visiting Palawan remember to eat Chaolong and french bread. Those two are easy to find since a lot of chaolong house can be seen in town.