The Rose CIP Lounge at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport is one of the few lounges in the airport and is specifically for Star Alliance travellers. It is fairly comfortable with natural light filling the area, and there's also a tiny buffet spread (mostly finger-food) laid out in the middle.
Vietnamese Beef Noodles
I think I may have mentioned a few times now that I'm slowly getting the hang of enjoying my pho, and this is quite true since I'm not usually one who would have something soupy for my main course. The Vietnamese love their beef noodles and spring rolls a lot mind you, it's almost their staple and everyday dish.
I thought the noodles here at Rose CIP Lounge was appetising enough, the beef slices were tender and the soup base was not too bad. There's usually a mass of beansprouts and spring onions but I did away with them.
Interestingly, I was told that there is an euphemism surrounding pho. When someone excuses himself from a guy-only gathering or meeting and says he's going to have some pho, the dude is not actually going to get some beef noodles. What he really means is that he's going to meet his mistress! To his male buddies, this is not usually frowned upon (then again, this piece of information was told by a lady and this could skew the perception a little). By the way, the wife is referred to as rice, probably had its origins from agriculture lingo.
Pictures taken with the Apple iPhone 4.