An Afternoon Of Pop Art And Vietnamese Nosh

Q: What do two freelancers do on a Tuesday afternoon? A: What they bloody well like!

So, off to Madrid we went, Maria and I, to peruseΒ  the Mitos Del Pop exhibition laid on by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. (Whoever decided on this tongue twister of a name???)

Madrid Metro - Puerta Del Sol

Madrid Metro – Puerta Del Sol. A bit ‘Pop Art’, don’t you reckon?!

Entrance to the exhibition, with Maria at the end

Entrance to the exhibition, with Maria waiting for me to get a move on.

Soup cans. Photo taken in the Museum shop, not the exhibition itself. I was told off :(

There can be no Pop Art without Soup cans! Photo taken in the Museum shop, not the exhibition itself. And the staff told me off 😦

Let’s move onto the food. We opted for Vietnamese πŸ™‚

Spring rolls, the non-fried version

Spring rolls, the non-fried version. Fresh, crunchy, chewy and delicious.

Stir fry with peanut sauce

Stir fried pork with peanut sauce

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51 thoughts on “An Afternoon Of Pop Art And Vietnamese Nosh

      1. ladyofthecakes Post author

        It sucks! Everybody and their dog can enter the UK, including rabid preachers of hatred, but not you, Polly’s husband or my friend’s (Chinese) girlfriend – I just don’t understand how these things work 😦

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      2. Anna

        I dont understand about the Russky, he’s a Good Russian! Btw, if you;re a Russian billionaire crook, the UK hands out residency like child predators hand out candy. UGH.

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  1. NancyTex

    No Pho? I can’t go to Vietnamese and not order Pho. πŸ™‚
    p.s. those fresh rolls are the best! (Although I refer to them as the ‘condom ones’, when discussing menu choices with hubby, to distinguish from the deep fried version.

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  2. The Polyglut

    I love a good forbidden photo. They’re always the best! Plus, am I the only one to have been severely deprived of Asian food? I’ve never had the luxury of opting for a Vietnamese dish!

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  3. Cassandra (@GeeCassandra)

    Would you recommend the Mitos del Pop? I’ve seen the posters and have been curious about it.

    Also–where did you try the Vietnamese food? A co-worker of mine of Vietnamese heritage used to make the most flavor-popping meals and I’d love to discover a good Vietnamese restaurant here.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I don’t understand their rules. When we entered, they said we could take pics anywhere in the museum, but not in the exhibition itself. I took the shop to be “anywhere in the museum”.

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      1. ladyofthecakes Post author

        Nah. Sounds like something that can’t possibly go wrong. I’ve taken to boiling up large cauldrons of lentils, veg and chorizo. Totally delicious every time!

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  4. heatherinde

    Freelancer free time is hard to argue with.
    “What’s that, it’s 10am on a Tuesday and you’re having an Aperol Sprizz?”
    “Why yes, yes I am.”

    And fresh spring rolls are one of my favorite things, hope you enjoyed them!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Oh, we so did πŸ™‚ Fantastic amount of garlic in that food, though. It’ll have worn off by tomorrow, so those people next to me on the plane won’t be shooting me evil looks πŸ˜‰

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  5. June

    Oh, I could murder one of those spring rolls, with a nice peanut dipping sauce. There’s very little in the way of Asian food here. I bought rice paper wraps a few weeks ago and am now motivated to make a batch of those tasty rolls!

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  6. Jenna

    I walked to the Puerta del Sol nearly every day, and I never took the Metro, and now I feel like I missed so much!

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      1. Jenna

        The metro stations in Europe are so much more fun than in the states, so at least you get an entertaining view!

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  7. pollyheath

    Love a well-decorated metro! (Guess that’s why I have a soft spot for Moscow.)

    And I will echo all of Anna’s sentiments: London doesn’t want any fun foreigners coming apparently and I’ve only been in Russia for a week and I’m already crying over the lack of food diversity. Cabbage and cucumbers for life over here 😦

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      You know, I was travelling today, and it struck me just how diabolical the food offering is at Madrid airport. LHR is fab for food, and so is Munich.

      But, aw, Moscow needs to sort itself out! That’s not good for a capital city, no good at all!

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