miquangweb

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,...

jopchae4web

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...

road

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...

foodinc

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...

chimichurri2web

Chimichurri Sauce: Quintessentially Summer

We love Latin American sauces from tomatillo sauce to spicy Peruvian aji and flavorful chimichurri. For a dinner we hosted, we wanted a simple dip for crustini’s and pita chips that would also double as a sauce for lamb...

market

Where’s your favorite market?

The night market in Taiwan? The markets in Bangkok? Seattle’s Pike’s Market? Santa Monica’s farmer’s market? Your local Whole Foods? Mine is the Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, in the heart of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam....

nemnuongcuon4web

Nem Nuong Cuon Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I have a sister now serving in Iraq as well as cousins in the military and I know they miss home made Vietnamese food dearly! We send them pho instant noodles when we can but...

leeksweb

Grilled Leeks on a Whim

In our very first post, I mentioned that I’m “de nuoi” or very easy to please/nurture since I can eat something for days and don’t mind left overs. The past two weekends Kim made me com tam suon bi...

bunthitnuong2web

Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli)

Another weekend goes by…and again before she leaves, Kim asks what I would like to eat for later in the week? How lucky am I? We had a ton of fresh herbs and vermicelli left over from eating bun...

grilledshrimp2web

Grilled Lemongrass Shrimp Skewers

We had a tough weekend…I forgot my camera batteries and Kim forgot her SD card so all the cooking and eating we did this past weekend went to waste… at least the pictures. And oh yeah, we both survived...