Bruce Carleton, mandarin, points the way.
Who wants donuts when we can have lizard?
Saigon restaurants serve up as wide a variety of animals as you're liable to encounter anywhere. (For the artistic inspiration drawn from one such establishment, go to Bosom Friends in the Unpublished section of Art.) Many of these animals belong to more-or-less endangered species. One variety that has the benefit of being somewhat less so is the lizard. The best lizard I had was from a place that spilled out onto the sidewalk on Le Thanh Ton St. What made it special was the way it was served: gutted, fried, and splayed out on a platter with all its extrmeties intact and still very recognizable. It was delicious, as even my wife, who uncharacteristically tried it, can testify.
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