Category Archives: Vietnamese

Sushi and salad. 8/10/21

We have thrown our menu out the window because it is too hot to be heating up the kitchen by turning on the oven or the stovetop. So we opted to get take-away sushi and I made a salad with … Continue reading

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Seared tuna and salad with nuoc cham 6/17/21

Our town hit 108F according to the gauge on our car. I suggested to John that maybe our planned dinner, White Beans and Kale Stew, was probably not the best choice. Since we were visiting Costco we picked up some … Continue reading

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Dining out – Grand Junction, CO. 4/21/21

Now that we are in the land of more varied restaurant choices, we stopped at Pho 88 for a bowl of pho, a Vietnamese soup. It was good and filling but does not break the calorie bank. Beef pho with … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year treats! 2/12/21

In honor of the lunar new year I made some Vietnamese summer rolls and John cooked some pork potstickers. We served them both with nuoc cham, a dipping sauce. I am a little rusty with my summer roll technique so … Continue reading

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Vietnamese sour soup with shrimp. 1/13/21

Before COVID John and I used to do quite a bit of traveling and in November, 2019 we took a trip to Southeast Asia. We started a cruise in Hong Kong and made our way down Vietnam, then to Cambodia, … Continue reading

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Tapas night. 6/29/20

Tonight was a fun eating night. We started with popcorn and cocktails, Negronis made with champagne rather than gin. We do not usually have drinks before or with dinner but the news is so bleak that we decided on cocktails … Continue reading

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🍤 Vietnamese sweet and sour soup. 1/16/20

John did most of the prep on our third soup of the week while I was out having lunch with our daughter. Then he cooked the soup later! So my contribution was cutting the shrimp into thirds, draining the tomatoes, … Continue reading

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⚓️ Vietnamese sour soup, Take 2. 12/19/19

We re-made our authentic Vietnamese sour soup a little less authentic on the second try. This time we made it more to our liking adding a vegetable broth and more vegetables, a little less tamarind, and a more balanced fish … Continue reading

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⚓️ Vietnamese (sweet and) sour soup with prawn. 12/14/19

Making this dish was quite an adventure when we prepared it in Ho Chi Minh City during a cooking class. It was also quite an adventure preparing it at home. There are a lot of ingredients and some are not … Continue reading

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Best of the season tomato gazpacho. 7/23/19

We are swimming in tomatoes here.  Three of us against about 5 pounds of tomatoes a day. Every day I get the same plea, “Mom, eat the tomatoes!” So two things that use up tomatoes are gazpacho and spaghetti sauce. … Continue reading

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