Yes, yet another food blog. I have resisted the idea of a food blog for years, thinking that it just wasn’t my style to share personal thoughts in such a public sphere. But here I am. So, be gentle as I find my blogging voice.
Who is Soup-er Mom? And why am I doing this? Well, I am a stay-at-home mother of two, a six year old boy and a one year old girl. And I like to eat and cook. I did not always like to eat or cook. My mother has many stories of me as a picky eater—she even appealed to my elementary school teacher to “make me eat more.” I don’t remember being super picky but do remember liking to eat odd things: bitter melon, chicken hearts, blood cubes, tripe, dried squid, jellyfish, fish eyeballs, and hot, hot peppers. I also remember being incredible resentful of having to help out in the kitchen while the boys got to play outside. But like many immigrant children, I really didn’t appreciate food from the motherland until much later. Thankfully, it’s never too late to cook what you love and to share it with family and friends.
And so this blog will be a place for me to share my Vietnamese concoctions with those of you who cannot make it to our table. I’ll do my best to explain ingredients and cooking techniques, and provide useful pictures.