Vietnamese Virility

I was promised virility but all I got was a 5-course meal consisting of a beating snake heart, a bowl of cobra soup, some spring rolls and a few other dishes.  The deep fryer and sweet dipping sauce certainly made the spring rolls the most manageable food, but the highlight of the night was our Vietnamese hosts and the enjoyment they got from our uneasy facial expressions throughout the meal.  We finished off the night with a few shots of of this snake whiskey – not a taste I’ll soon forget.