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Nuoc Mam Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce)

Some might wonder if nuoc mam (fish sauce) runs in the veins of Vietnamese people. Indeed it is almost synonymous with Vietnamese cuisine and is used as a flavoring agent, dipping sauce, and dressing for countless dishes. The basic...

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Avocado Shake (Sinh To Bo)

When I was working in NYC, I would frequently take the Chinatown bus to Hartford, CT (Whew! Lived to tell about it!) for the weekend bussing tables and helping out at my aunt and uncle’s Vietnamese restaurants. One of...

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Lemon Garnish: Fish with a Twist

  Fish is commonly served with a wedge of lemon. …but why just a wedge?? Who’s to say we can’t be more creative? (You’re probably wondering at this point–are we nuts and don’t we have day jobs?? Yes, to...

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Spiced Candied Kumquats

Growing up in Michigan I always envied people living in Southern California because of their luscious and bountiful gardens year round. A cornucopia of Vietnamese herbs and citrus trees can be found in most Vietnamese American homes and these...

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Bun Cha Hanoi (Hanoi Style Vermicelli with Grilled Pork)

If you’ve been reading our blog since the beginning (just a month ago!), we’ve been building upon different recipes to create our favorite traditional Vietnamese dishes. Bun Cha Hanoi is another great way to use what we’ve already made...

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Hoisin Glazed Barbecue Pork Ribs

Our “money shot” We love video food blogs and chef John at Foodwishes is one of our favorites–great recipes and great sense of humor. We decided to make his hoisin glazed barbecue ribs the other day and it turned...

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Mi Quang (Vietnamese Tumeric Noodles from Quang Nam)

“Thương nhau múc bát chè xanh, Làm tô mì Quảng anh xơi cho cùng.” We recently discovered this couplet from Wikipedia about mì Quảng. It describes a girl from the city of Quảng Nam, in Vietnam’s south central coast,...

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Japchae (Korean Stir Fried Cellophane Noodles)

Feeling inspired from our recent adventure with Korean BBQ, we decided to make one of our favorite traditional Korean noodles dish, japchae (Korean stir fried cellophane noodles). This is a great dish to serve a crowd and we brought...

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Road to Seoul Korean Barbecue, Los Angeles

Four coworkers and I went to try a new Korean Barbecue in Koreatown called Road to Seoul. Korean Barbecue in this part of town is extremely competitive and options abound. Offering both all you can eat and a la...

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Food, Inc. the movie might change how you eat forever. Plus, free book giveaway!

Do you know where your food came from and how it was raised or processed? I certainly don’t and have taken for granted this fundamental question that I should know the answer to. It’s too simple to go to...