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Old Saigon Picture of the Day: Gánh Tàu Hủ (1926)

While I'm not the biggest fan of chè (Vietnamese sweet soup) in general, gánh tàu hủ (tofu with ginger, caramel and optional coconut milk) has a special place in my heart (even if it's not technically chè).

At the bargain price of VND5,000, its warmth and sweetness will bring a smile to your face, even on a bad day.

This picture, taken in 1926, shows that the tofu-based delicacy has been enjoyed by Saigonese for nearly a century (and likely much longer).

Oh, and it looks pretty awesome too.

Here's a contemporary gánh tàu hủ for comparison.  

[Photo via An Viet Nam]

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