Day 9 in Vietnam: Sunny Beach + Food Heaven

Been a hot minute since I’ve posted about Vietnam, eh? Well, I am back with another post regarding my incredible trip! Keep reading below for lots, and LOTS, of food porn, as well as a few beach photos here and there!

After killing a total body session, my mother directed me downstairs to have brunch at the restaurant’s breakfast buffet. This restaurant was called upon by the breakfast gods to provide so many vegan options. I wasn’t even prepared for anything! I was thrilled that I hit all body parts this time because I knew that I would abandon all bets in this buffet

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So I might have smashed all of the food on this plate as quickly as I smashed in my morning training session! Anyways, what I started off with was a ginormous plate of sauteed cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots, vegetarian baked beans on slices of a rye baguette, and bell peppers on Romaine and other greens.

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Plate number two consisted of a cup of corn flakes over plain soy milk with passionfruit, fresh pineapple (which surprisingly did NOT taste like cardboard!), and some slices of dragonfruit. Everything tasted very different from the previous foods, which were all savory or bitter. I had a delicious array of sweeter treats that are much healthier and nutrient-dense than the other breakfast pastries served!

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Round three generally consists of either my favorite foods, or the foods that need to solidify that I’m getting in enough micronutrients! This time, it’s more of the latter, but I do have to say that the vegetarian baked beans and sauteed vegetables are some of my favorites!

Alas, beach time came around very shortly after our big feast, which ended up being our lunch too! Hey, I get my money’s worth at buffets…EVERY time!

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Know Avatar: The Last Airbender (the television show, not the movie)? Well, I became a self-proclaimed water bender. When the ocean water splashes with my hands, the droplets form the most beautiful shape! In all seriousness, I’ve always wanted to be somewhat similar to Aang, who can control all elements. But that’s just me!

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Three of us–meaning my sisters and I–went jetskiing as well! Well, Ava and I were the ones who actually rode on the jetski, but Alyse couldn’t help but to join us for a picture! Riding was actually quite terrifying for me because I feared of falling into the water during the turns, but I’m glad I tried a new experience, regardless!

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Once we took a break from the ocean and a dip into the pool, my sisters and I took turns taking pictures of each other with hibiscus flowers in our hair. I absolutely love this photo, despite how messy my hair is! Wouldn’t say it’s 100% Instagram model material, but it IS 99% AUTHENTIC Instagram material (1% for the VSCOcam filter). All that matters!

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Late-late lunch turned out to be some small spring rolls filled with pickled veggies and lettuce! Incredibly tasty, and perfectly satiating after a MASSIVE brunch. I really want to learn how to make my own spring rolls properly, because I am terrible at rolling rice paper!

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Our uncle recommended that we try this Chinese restaurant that had the most beautiful outdoor atmosphere where we gazed at the sunset by the beach. I seriously wish that I took pictures of the sunset, because it was breathtaking! But instead, you’re getting a shot of some of this broccoli stalk vegetable. Not my favorite, but I ate some of it!

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On the other hand, these stir-fried mushrooms were SO much better. They tasted really delicious–buttery smooth (but there wasn’t any butter, of course), chewy, and super hearty! There were probably around ten cloves of garlic in this dish. My breath probably STANK like mad after I finished this, but it was absolutely worth it!

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Finally, I finished off the night with a sizzling platter of tofu, mushrooms, bell peppers, bok choy, cauliflower, onions, garlic, cabbage, and some faux meat/seafood in a yellow curry sauce! This was probably my favorite dish out of the whole dinner feast, and I pretty much had the entire meal. I came home feeling so warm in the stomach, as well as somewhat dazed in a semi-food coma. LOL!


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