A few nights ago I was having a drink with Steve, an American friend here, and mentioned that I had seen this crazy looking Texas BBQ place on the way to he airport. "Oh, I know that place! Let's go there for dinner." Fantastic idea.
Initially I was skeptical. Texas BBQ in Vietnam? The Vietnamese just don't know what to do with big hunks of meat. I'm not sure their stomachs would know what to do with it either. But alas, there it was. We ordered nachos and guac (damn good), wings and, of course, Texas BBQ. It delivered. Steve told me that the owner is a Vietnamese-American guy from Houston. The "chef" (do you call Texas BBQ men chefs?) is a born and bred Texan as well. Good eatin'.
The decor was a little on the cheesy side but not over the top. It looked like I'd imagine a Texas BBQ theme restaurant to look like, with signs like "Sherriff" and "H&W Bank" on the walls. There was also a neon cowboy with a swinging arm, just like in Vegas. I know that Vegas isn't Texas, but it fit with the general Texan theme nevertheless.
Completing the effect was a geniune Texas two-step class (I have no idea if that's the right name - I think I picked up that term on TV somewhere). It was great. I'm not sure that Texas Two-Step is danced to Eddie Rabbit's "I Love a Rainy Night" though. Any Texans care to comment?