Category Archives: Vietnamese

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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Sous vide/grilled pork with citrus. 1/15/19

John vacuum-seals 2 boneless spare ribs with a marinade of lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and spices and cooks it in the immersion circulator for about two hours at 135F. After this he grills it briefly on both sides … Continue reading

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A gemisch of cuisines. 11/2/18

And by a gemisch I mean leftovers. I take the remnant of our Indian biryani and add some Mexican touches and serve it with the Vietnamese pork we had the other night. Result? Dinner is ready in about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Sous vide and grilled boneless country-style pork ribs. 10/31/18

Happy Halloween! We do not have any trick or treaters coming to our house so we can concentrate on making dinner. This week my menu has gotten scrambled because our realtor is having an open house for other realtors and … Continue reading

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From Ho-hum to Banh mi Burger! 9/29/18

You can make your burger extra-ordinary with a few simple ingredients. To give it an exotic taste this is all you have to do. (This is by no means authentic.) Starting at the bottom you have a toasted roll followed … Continue reading

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Sweet and salty flank steak over herb and citrus salad. 8/13/18

Tonight’s dinner is similar to last week’s Vietnamese Flank Steak in that it has a fish sauce, lime, and brown sugar marinade. The proportions of this week’s marinade are much better balanced though so the whole dinner is less fishy. … Continue reading

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