In Focus with Thuy Phan

We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Thuy Phan, the charming and delightful television show host of In Focus on the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN). SBTN is the first 24 hour Vietnamese language channel geared towards the Vietnamese community abroad in North America. A special interest news show, In Focus features interesting and provocative stories and personalities from all walks of life from all over the world. Needless to say, we were surprised and honored that she chose to interview us to share our food blogging story to her viewers.

Over a meal of bun rieu and some banh cam, we spent a better half an afternoon sharing our story. If you have about 20 minutes to spare, check out the show and find out who’s the better cook and how we got started blogging!

Cooks note: This is a borrowed kitchen for the interview. Our kitchen that we cook in most of the time is a tiny apartment kitchen where we constantly bump into each other and fight for counter space.

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22 Responses to “In Focus with Thuy Phan”

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    thatssoron — May 19, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    congrats! tv stars now!

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — May 19th, 2011 @ 7:15 am

      Not quite, but thanks for watching!

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    Gastronomer — May 19, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    My grandparents have this channel on 24/7. I can’t wait to tell them that we’re friends withe THE RAVENOUS COUPLE! Good job, you two!

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — May 19th, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

      your photos of the panda express event made it on the show too!

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    CPT Pham — May 20, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Daddy’s been bugging me to watch the video, but I’ve been so swamped I haven’t had the chance. I finally filed my brief yesterday, I get the decision next week, keep your fingers crossed that my first hearing is a win! Great video, and that looks like a dream kitchen too.

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    An — May 20, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    That was great! It was nice “meeting” you guys via the video. It was also a good way to watch the banh cam recipe come to life (for people like me who like visual aides!)

    Keep up the good work :-)

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — May 21st, 2011 @ 8:28 am

      thank you so much–be on the the look out for more great (albiet amature) videos soon!

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    Linh — May 21, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    Congratulations on such a great interview. Thank you for doin what you do. You have no idea what an impact you make on others’ lives through food. I am cooking your Bo Kho recipe as I type. :)

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    Xuanie — May 28, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Awesome interview! You guys are so cute! Congrats on your engagement! Who’s going to do the cooking for your wedding reception ;) ?

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    Jessica — May 31, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    I was really happy to discover your blog! I really miss Vietnamese food because I am away for college and your recipes have really brought a little piece of home to me!

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    Lan-Anh — May 31, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    I’m glad she did a segment on you! Hope your wedding planning is coming along..I don’t know how you guys do it..you guys are amazingly talented. Thank you for sharing.

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    no1aftme — June 7, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    Love you guy.
    Will be your fan forever.

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    Lynn Hicken — June 23, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    That was a great video! Thanks for all the great recipes and all the time and effort you put into your blog. I love it and share it with anyone I know that loves Vietnamese food like I do. :)

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — June 25th, 2011 @ 8:53 am

      thank you so much for your support!

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    Tina — July 31, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I’ve been following your site and love all your recipes. Thanks for making me a better cook. My mom is proud!

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    Vietnamese Atlantan — September 16, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    You guys are so handsome and beautiful! We can’t wait to see your children!

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    Quynh Anh — November 23, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    You guys look very nice in the video, very amiable I feel compared with reading the blog only.

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    Le — March 14, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Lovely couple! I am so happy that i found your website. Hope that i don’t addicted to your blog way too much because i have so many other things to do. Again, thank you so so much for taking your time to post many wonderful recipes.

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    Thuy — May 19, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Hi,
    Today I stumbled to your site searching for Che xoi nuoc. I’m so impress how details and good recipes you both have here. You’re very beautiful couple not just outside but much more inside as well. I’m so impressed so young couple would cook so well.

    Thank so much for sharing your family traditional recipes. Will visit your sites more often.

    Best regards and take care

    Thuy

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    Quynh and Eric — November 6, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    My husband and I are newly weds and LOVE your website! Great recipes that are such a great reminder of home. You guys are such an inspiration!

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    Eleanor Hoh — November 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    What a gorgeous, stylish couple! I LOVE your website and how you’re preserving your Vietnamese culture and cuisine, keep it up.

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