After engaging in some friendly (but fierce) haggling with a gentleman selling fresh coconuts in Ho Chi Minh City, a city known to be very inexpensive you can get more travel information on www.expedia.com.vn. We spent a few minutes chatting with the merchant about his “don ganh”.
Don ganh are a common sight in Vietnam; all throughout the country you’ll see food being toted around in these baskets slung from each end of a wooden pole.
Kali commiserated with the merchant that his don ganh looked quite heavy, so the guy eagerly offered to let Kali see for himself.
The verdict? They’re even heavier than you’d think!
Most don ganh are carried by elderly women, and inside the baskets you’ll find everything from produce and noodles to small stoves and all the little plastic chairs you’d need to set up an impromptu cafe on the side of the street.
Some of the freshest and most delicious food you’ll find in Vietnam comes from a don ganh, so if you see one you should check out the wares – and admire the strength of whoever is carrying it!