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Summer eating

It’s that time of year again–evening meals outside on the deck with tasty grilled fare and cold drinks.  After a two delicious meals out at some first-rate restaurants–to celebrate Mr. No Nom’s birthday (Sarma) and our 14th wedding anniversary (Journeyman)–I’ve … Continue reading


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Eyeballs and all: grilled whole fish with garlic and lemongrass

Remember when I told you that I love to eat weird things?  Well, I love eating fish eyes–all that gelatinous goodness!  To get the eyes, I need the whole fish.  Yes, fillets are more kid-friendly and certainly easier to obtain … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Kalbi?

During a 2011 trip to LA’s Koreatown, I was unnerved by the number of pho restaurants that had popped up.  Korean pho?  WTF?  But if Korean-Americans can expand into rarefied pho territory, then it’s only fair to acknowledge that Vietnamese-Americans … Continue reading

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Leftovers? Roll them!

Ever since the birth of our first-born nearly 7 years ago, we have learned to love leftovers. As new parents, having enough for another meal without shopping, cooking or cleaning was an unimaginable luxury–doubly so now that we have two … Continue reading

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Bun Bo Xao — Vermicelli with Beef and Lemongrass

This is one of my favorite go-to dishes during the week. It is relatively easy to make and can be eaten at room temperature so there is less rushing around at the last minute.  But more importantly, the ingredients are … Continue reading

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