Leaving the country is always a sad state of affairs, and this departure was especially so because I only had the one full day to enjoy it. It felt rushed, like I had just gotten relaxed and accustomed to the birds and the trees and the pretty and then suddenly I was packing up again and moving on out. So it was kind of nice that about 30 minutes outside of Philly I received a text from Mr. Ass that seemed to be suggesting that we have dinner later on in the day. In other words, the text asked me what I was doing for dinner. This is a fair question for anyone to ask of me regardless of whether they are planning on joining me, but I had a feeling Mr. Ass was actually thinking about combining the power of our dinner plans. I actually had no dinner plans and neither did he, so I gave him a list of a few different spots I wanted to try and it was decided that we'd check out Mekong River. I had passed this newly opened Vietnamese spot on my way back from one Federal Donuts excursion or another, and I think I read at least one positive review so it seemed like a good choice. The inside is spacious and clean, kind of shiny still but not really all that unique or special. We decided to order two appetizers, the first were ground beef wrapped in grape leaves. These were nice and hot and the first one was the best. Each subsequent taste lost its heat and made the lack of any real special spices or quality meat come more into the forefront.
Ha Saigon) is slightly more special and perhaps the rolls even have a bit more of it. So this was a highlight, but not the best grilled pork roll that I've had in Philadelphia.