Saturday, April 16, 2011

Doughnuts anyone?

After a long day of marching around town in the blazing heat looking at churches, going to markets and getting lost in alleyways, we needed a break and a treat.

For a brief respite from the enduring heat, we dove into Thế Giới Donut, a doughnut shop and a vibrant high school hangout on the corner of Hai Ba Trung and Vo Thi Sau.

After looking through the extensive selection, we decided on a Cinderella and a Shining Star doughnut to share.  We weren't expecting much as we carried our booty upstairs to munch on...

Yet, delighted we were upon our initial bites to discover a soft, creamy, cake-like dough slathered in sickeningly sweet pink frosting.

The High School Musical ambiance was also slightly entertaining - graffiti covered walls and passed out students post sugar high.

While Top Pot will always have a special place in my heart as the best doughnuts in the world, these were pretty damn good.  You can find Thế Giới Donut locations spread out across Saigon and I promise even the most cynical of folks will be delighted with these snacks.

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