Mornings in the countryside of Ke Ga starts early because most restaurants are only open in the morning. 7 AM is too late; you need to be in the shopping street by 6 AM.
Presumably, the people of this village recognise each other by name and face. They can easily recognise an outsider.
Ke Ga shopping street is somewhat busy again today, but only in the morning. The best time to get a bite to eat is from sunrise to about 8 AM.
The most centralised area of Ke Ga’s commercial street, with the largest number of shops and people. The orange-sheeted shop on the right is a clothes shop in the early morning and an orange juice shop during the day. The shop is owned by the same lady.
Mobile shops also come on a daily basis. On this day there were waffles available on the street where there was only Vietnamese food around here.
There is not even a market in the countryside near the Ke Ga Beach. This is where the shop plays a significant part. It is a selection shop that carefully selects, buys and resells products from different markets. Prices are low. It is unlikely to make much profit.
I ate at almost every stall during my one-week stay. I don’t think any Vietnamese would spend a week here.
Vietnamese rice cake snack. It has a sweet potato-like substance inside.
Vietnamese cuisine, banh canh Ke Ga style.
Countryside child. He eats breakfast alone while watching YouTube videos performed by children of his own age. This is what it’s all about nowadays.
Local dogs lying on the road. From the dog’s point of view, it is intimidating for them, not only of cars but also those on motorbikes.
Iced coffee every morning because I’m a fan of strong Vietnamese coffee. Less condensed milk.
Ke Ga Beach waves. With strong current and onshore waist-chest size waves on a daily basis.
The onshore here is somehow pleasant. This monsoon onshore breezes every morning.
This property has accommodation and a vegetable garden. The owner seems to be from the city, and I thought he had one of those ideal lives in his hands.
Large serving of fresh-squeezed Vietnamese orange juice for VND 30,000 (150 JPY).
Orange is one of the tastiest Vietnamese fruits. Other tasty fruits include mangosteen, lychee, passion fruit and dragon fruit.
Young soldiers were often to be seen, as if there was a military training facility in the vicinity.
Local people are engaged in daily games during the day.
The Vietnamese chef at this Ke Ga seafood restaurant prepare and serve food from a slightly different angle to the local style. I think he simply likes cooking and is interested in cooking. There is a big difference between having passion for something and not having passion for it. My appetite was saved by someone with passion for cooking.
(Surf trip record: Ke Ga, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam – August 2019)