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Old 27 Feb 12, 04:24
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Originally Posted by Miss Saigon View Post
A few things Ken. Dog is more of a Northern Vietnamese thing, rather than central or southern. Along with all of those coagulated blood dishes they eat, including that of dog. Now, desperate people in war time will eat almost anything as attested to by many Europeans during WWII. So during the Vietnam war you might have found people anywhere in the country eating all sorts of things if they were poor and desperate. But as a normal cultural thing, the dog stuff is of the North.

You, my friend, were in South Vietnam lest you forget. And most of those who fled to the US and then opened restaurants were also from South Vietnam. The likelihood of you ever being served dog by a Vietnamese, surreptitiously or otherwise, is very very slim.
Well the "dog" thingie was a joke; and mainly a "rumor" that ran rapid among the troops

The only thing I seen S. Vietnamese folks eat was rice, peanuts, and it seemed most the adults chewed Betel Nuts. Oh yeah, and watermelon. Of course I did run across a lot of "traps" set to catch creatures that ran around in the jungle. Most villages also had pigs and chickens; so they more than likely ate those also.

The folks would also eat almost any food we gave them.



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