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Com Tam: Lettuce Eat? Or not?

Jackyt | Jan 14, 201409:43 PM

Hello. Long time lurker, but a first time poster. I made an account specifically to ask this question.

Do you eat the lettuce on Com Tam (broken rice)?

I was with some friends at a Vietnamese restaurant the other day and I ordered Com Tam. I was under the impression that you eat the lettuce on the plate. This was until my friend asked 'why are you eating the garnish?' Have I been eating the garnish all along? The lettuce was under the meat, but I was under the impression that it's a peasant dish so garnishes are not really a thing. Please help clarify.

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