I read a DPA story a few months ago, in the Taipei Times, Deutsche Press Agentyr wire story, about Hanaoi travel and 1000th birthdaty this year 2010 of Hanoi as a city, 1010... as legend has it... and in the article a German dude there in Hanoi, Christian Oster,  nice chap, married to a Vietnamese woman, was quoted as saying two words from French are PHO MAT and GA TO for fromage and gateau...and that one sentence got me thinking THERE MIGHT BE here is my report today: