That bottomless bowl of bun, stockpiled with scraps of char-grilled meats, smoky shrimp, Vietnamese egg rolls, pickled ribbons of carrots and daikon, crushed peanuts and stretchy vermicelli noodles, proves, yet again, why the Vietnamese are responsible for some of the world's most savagely good food.
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