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Scoops, Los Angeles

Brown bread, black sesame ginger, Thai ice tea, Guinness chocolate, mascarpone oreo, banana marsala wine, pistachio jasmine, grapefruit reisling….if these ice cream flavors haven’t already enticed you head over to Scoops, we don’t know what you’re waiting for!! There...

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Com Tam Tau Hu Ky Suon Bi (Broken Rice with Bean Curd Wrapped Shrimp, Pork Chop, and Pork Skin)

In our very first post, we made a classic Vietnamese rice dished called com tam suon bi cha (broken rice with pork chop, pork skin, and pork egg custard). Even though this dish originally arose from a culture of...

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Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Dill)

Cha Ca Thang Long is a famous dish popularized in Hanoi and is a favorite meal of ours. Although the name “cha ca” implies that it’s a fish paste, it’s actually small fillets of flaky white fish marinaded in...

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Mo-Chica Peruvian Restuarant

Causa del dia, Scallop Ceviche with uni, Mercado Paloma, Lomo Saltado Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world due to the mixture Spanish, Japanese, African, Chinese, and Italian influences on the Incan culture. Unfortunately,...

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TASTE OF THE NATION, Los Angeles 6/14/2009

Nobu’s black cod with butter lettuce, Katsuya’s tuna churasi, the Bazaar’s Jamon Iberico Kim and I were extremely fortunately to be involved with a great cause this past weekend, Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, Los Angeles 6/14/09....

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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...