Crisp Snapper with ‘333’ Beer Sauce

Cá Chẻm Hấp Bia

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-6

    as part of a Shared Meal
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Songs of Sapa

By Luke Nguyen

Published 2009

  • About

WHEN DINING IN VIETNAMESE RESTAURANTS, YOUR TABLE IS GIVEN A LARGE TUB FILLED WITH ICE AND BEER. WHEN YOU WANT ANOTHER BEER, YOU JUST HELP YOURSELF, AND THEN THROW YOUR EMPTIES INTO ANOTHER TUB BESIDE IT. THIS IS QUITE DANGEROUS, AS YOU FIND YOU DRINK A LOT MORE THAN YOU USUALLY WOULD. AT THE END OF THE DINNER, THE WAITER TALLIES UP HOW MANY EMPTY BOTTLES YOU HAVE AND ADDS IT TO YOUR BILL — PURE GENIUS. THERE ARE TWO VIETNAMESE BEERS AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA, ‘333’ AND ‘HUDA’ BEER.