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Category: Vietnamese Food

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

These are easily the best Fish Tacos and Salsa I’ve ever made This month’s Bon Appetit was a treasure trove of great recipes. And the one that really caught my eye was this incredible combination: what Bon Appetit called ‘a mash-up between fish tacos and…

A Doyenne of Travel Writing tells all! Everything about our Culinary Travels and more!

A Doyenne of Travel Writing tells all! Everything about our Culinary Travels and more!

We must admit, we were floored when Susan J. Young profiled us! Andrew and I were flattered, to say the least, when our profile appeared along with three others in Susan’s inimitable blog, https://blog.pavlus.com/  We want you to read all three but in the interests…

Steak Banh Mi

Steak Banh Mi

The Bánh Mì sandwich is likely the most famous of all Vietnamese exports and rightfully so.  A pint-sized baguette is split lengthwise and filled with all kinds of savory ingredients.  You can find banh mis with all kinds of meat fillings but common to almost…

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Food & Wine Magazine’s September 2018 issue attempts a task that must have almost impossible.  It’s the magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue and its editors had to decide which recipe best represented every single year’s output—literally hundreds of recipes.  In Food & Wine, you can trace…

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

If you read my last post about my trip to Vietnam, you will remember my going to Cooking School in the town of Hoi An.  The class began with a visit to the Central Market, a hurly burly of a place with vendors selling everything…

My Travels:  My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

My Travels: My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising.  It hugs a 1,600 mile…

Direct from St Barth via Vietnam: The Banh Mi Sandwich

Direct from St Barth via Vietnam: The Banh Mi Sandwich

We’ve brought you a post featuring the Banh Mi, the signature sandwich of Vietnam, once before.  We’ve shown you how to make one with ground pork https://chewingthefat.us.com/2012/09/our-325th-post-melissa-clarks-quick.html.  But just before we left New York for our annual stay in St. Epicerie Boulud’s Banh Mi Barthelemy…

Vietnamese Shrimp Sliders adapted from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

I don’t know when sliders took over the world but they’re everywhere. And while they may have started out as mini-hamburgers, now you can find them on all kinds of menus, stuffed with everything from Turkey to Texas barbecue.  Let’s face it, their size is…

Our 325th Post! Melissa Clark’s Quick Banh Mi with Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Our 325th Post! Melissa Clark’s Quick Banh Mi with Pickled Carrots and Daikon

            Today marks another milestone on Chewing the Fat. It’s our 325th post and sometime in the very near future we will achieve our 300,000th page view.  Not bad for a couple of self-taught cooks who just love to bake and cook and have never had…

Vietnamese Shrimp and Pork Belly with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Ever since my last trip to Hong Kong, where, on our last night there, we went to a Vietnamese Restaurant called “Pho Lemon” (25 Elgin St. Central, TEL: 2523-8272) I have wanted to cook Vietnamese food.  There’s likely nowhere on earth where you can find…