Spotted something new at Saigon Market over on John R- Nem Chua. They're a little preserved meat cake- "like salami," says owner Dat- and I'd agree the texture is very much like a Genoa salami. The flavor is different, though; it's spicy, with a bit of a vinegary flavor. Nem chua literally means "sour pork," and it's a traditional Tet holiday treat.
In each green plastic package (which is made to resemble a leaf) is a small square piece of this preserved meat wrapped in clear plastic along with a slice of garlic, a piece of hot pepper, and a Vietnamese coriander leaf. It's really yummy, and at $8.00 for a dozen, reasonably priced, too. Comes to 80 cents per. I found a recipe here, and when I get a chance I'm going to try and make it.