48 hours in New Orleans

48 hours in New Orleans

How can you experience as much as you can about a city over a weekend trip? This was our challenge as we embarked on our first journey to New Orleans, arguably by all accounts we’ve heard, is one of...

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Tomato Galette

Summer, or tomato season as we like to call it is in full bloom.  Its one of our favorite rites of summer, picking fist sized heirlooms and grape like clusters of cherry tomatoes in our garden. Growing our own...

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Miến Gà Vietnamese Chicken Glass noodle soup and a Family Story

This is a special guest post told by my dad, Tung.  He’s been hanging out with us for the past month helping around the garden and loves to tell stories and repeats them almost endlessly.  We asked if he...

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Eating in Nha Trang

From the fertile mountainous hillsides of Da Lat to the beautiful city by the bay,  Nha Trang, Kim’s uncle Anh Dung would boast that there’s no country in Asia that has such a diverse geography like Vietnam. He insisted...

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Lemon Ice Box Pie

We’re fortunate to enjoy a winter harvest with the mild southern California weather. Our garden is full of winter vegetables such as bok choy and edible chrysanthemum, but the harvest we look forward most is our Meyer lemons.  Our...

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Fish Sauce Wings Pok Pok Wings Recipe

During our recent trip to Vietnam, we had fish sauce wings or cánh gà chiên nước mắm at roadside eateries in Vietnam and love the sticky, shellac like layer of fish sauce studded with garlic on a crispy fried...

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Cha Hue – Hue Style Vietnamese Ham

Vietnamese hams, or chả is ubiquitous part of Vietnamese cuisine. But like many Vietnamese dishes, the people of each region add special touches to a dish and call it their own. And it’s no different with chả Huế, a...

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Asian Food Lovers Gift Guide

Fruitcakes aside, some of the best gifts are edible ones. This year, we’re making macarons and packaging them nicely for family and friends. But not everyone has the time make home made gifts so we came up with some...

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Eating in Đà Lạt

While the aroma of street foods at the Đà Lạt night market may entice you to spend your entire evening there, don’t.  Save your appetite as we’ve got some must visit restaurants to try in Đà Lạt.  We use...

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Beautiful and Delicious Đà Lạt

There’s a wonderful place nestled in the central highlands immune to the hot and humid tropical climate of Vietnam, called Đà Lạt, the city of eternal spring. Here the temperate climate is a marked contrast to the rest of central...