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Vietnamese Iced Coffee: Eating Vietnam

by Karen July 23, 2010
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One cup makes me very happy.  Two cups make me want to compulsively clean my apartment.  Three cups– well three happened only once– and it reminded me of my “experimental” days in college of which I shant discuss here.  So warning: this coffee is super yummy and incredibly strong!  A few tips you should abide […]

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Pickled Daikon and Carrot: Eating Vietnam

by Karen July 23, 2010
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Do chua (literally translated as “sour stuff”) is pickled daikon and carrot and served alongside all kinds of grilled meats or topped on banh mi.  It's bright colors and sweet tartness is a perfect contrast to the strong meaty flavors in banh mi.  This preparation of pickling takes very little time and your do chua […]

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Banh Mi: Eating Vietnam

by Karen July 23, 2010
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After looking through dozens of banh mi recipes, I found that they can be filled with just about anything: pork, beef, chicken, even tofu.  At the foundation of this sandwich, you must start with good bread that abides by the only rule I saw repeated in every recipe: use light and airy baguettes.  That means […]

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Banh Mi: Visiting Vietnam

by Karen July 18, 2010
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Most dishes today are in some way or another the mutt-results of the domination, occupation and integration of cultures.  No dish tells this story more clearly in its edible form than banh mi, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich.  Long before American GI's were trudging its lush jungles, Vietnam was a trading post for the French as early […]

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