- Aug 6, 2009
Being Vietnames/American, there are just some horrendous dishes that I cannot wrap my mind around knowing what's in it. This is called Bun Rieu, and that red blob you see there is dried pig blood. The dish itself is subpar, but i will never eat it with that dried blood in there.
It's not dried blood, it's coagulated.
Blood jelly is a bit like tofu in that it absorbs the flavours of whatever it's cooked in. I quite like it in curries.
Here's a pic of a bowl of noodle soup (including blood jelly) that I had a couple of weeks ago at a random night street-stall in Mae Hong Son city. Still not sure what mystery meat was in those meat balls... and no, the soup was not red because of blood...