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Date Night: Eleven Madison Park, New York City

On a recent degustation trip to New York City, Eleven Madison Park was our favorite. They treated us like rock stars. We felt like high rollers P. Diddy and Lady Gaga all one. From the food to the service, Eleven...

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Bun Ca Vermicelli Fish Soup

  With a coastline of over 3,000 km, the sea is a vital part of daily Vietnamese life.  No where is it more evident than the city of Nha Trang on the south central coast of Vietnam.  Blessed with a...

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LA Weekly Gold Standard 2011

Angelenos love their cars and food.  Combine these the two and you have the recipe for success with the 3rd Annual Gold Standard Food and Wine Event, featuring some of Pulitzer winning food critic Jonathon Gold’s favorite eclectic ethnic...

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Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

The bay area holds a special place in our hearts, after all we were engaged in Carmel and have had countless memorable weekend getaways to San Francisco. Yet despite the many times we’ve walked the hills of city, we’ve never...

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Panda Express Wok Star Challenge

Several weeks ago we were welcomed into the Panda Express headquarters test kitchen in Rosemead, CA for a Wok Star Challenge. For the first time in Panda’s history, they opened their kitchen to outsiders and gave us, the Wok...

goi du du

Goi Du Du Green Papaya Salad

Traditional Vietnamese goi du du is a simple combination of shredded green papaya, coarsely chopped basil, and strips of sweet and spicy kho bo (beef jerky) doused with a spicy soy based sauce.  While this is enjoyable it doesn’t...

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Uni Scrambled Eggs and Tet Give Away!

  Who says breakfast can’t be can’t be luxurious?  When it comes to breakfast, especially a lazy weekend type of breakfast, we often turn to Vietnamese soups such as pho or bun bo hue or stews such as bo...

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Date Night: Night + Market, West Hollywood

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted date nights. We haven’t stopped eating out-in fact, we’ve had some great restaurant meals lately where we’ve left the camera behind. It’s much more enjoyable dining experience to not worry about getting that...

pandan waffles

Pandan Waffles Banh Kep La Dua

  One sure sign that you’re in a Vietnamese bakery is the fragrant aroma of fresh pandan waffles, made to order in a flash–hot off the iron, and invariably just in time for you to enjoy as you wait...

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Rau Cau Flan – Rainbow Flan Dessert

  “It’s not too sweet,” they say. For us, those four words are music to our ears when it comes to Asian desserts.  We’re making gross generalizations here, but compared to the Western palate that loves the decadent and...