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Lemongrass and Auntie Bang's Coconut Soup (a.k.a. tom ka kai)

In April, I planted a tiny lemongrass specimen next to a smallish blueberry bush that I was trying to grow in a large concrete planter. The blueberry bush died, but the lemongrass thrived and has taken over the planter. 1,198 more words

How Do Sauces are Affecting Your Mood? Foods taste "yuck" without it!

We’ve been hitting fancy restaurants, fast food chains, buffet and ala carte and even pasta ristorante in almost our entire life and may i ask you, what do you think these all have in common? 529 more words

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Those Magnificent Men on their Moped Machines they go up tiddly on up, they go ….. Day 181 - 18 July

Today we had been railroaded into taking a trip with one of the guides from our hotel. This was more one of those things that you find yourself on the receiving end of rather than actually wanting to go but there you go. 2,467 more words

Bun thit nuong, an artwork from the color to the taste

Bun thit nuong or the even more glorious choice of, bun thit nuong cha gio, is a Vietnamese dish, including rice vermicelli, grilled pork, Vietnamese pickles, scallions and their oil, fish sauce dressing, and finally a crispy fried spring roll. 247 more words


Frozen meat in frozen days

Frozen meat is a typical food of Northern Area. However, it is considered one of most Traditional Vietnamese Food due to it has a long history and existing every Luna New Years’ time and as Luna New Year or Tet Holiday is an important and sacred time of Vietnamese people. 252 more words


Broken rice – Ho Chi Minh City

Com Tam or broken rice is rice which has been broken into small pieces (2 or 3 pieces).

Like “Pho” which is believed came from the North, broken rice is considered one of the most traditional foods in the South of Vietnam, people eat it anytime: in the morning, afternoon or even at night and anywhere: from a pavement food shop to a luxury restaurant. 110 more words


Cukes, cukes and more cukes…

When I was little, I used to love the cucumbers straight out of my grandmother’s garden. Together, she and I would pick them, peel them, slice them and sprinkle them with a good helping of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and dried dill. 1,365 more words