Banh Mi

The first time we went to Vietnam, I wasn’t a vegetarian and I happily ate bowl after bowl of pho and bun cha. The second time we went, I no longer ate meat and things got a little trickier, until I realized that you could get banh mi with […]

Pho with beef or tofu

I ate pho at least once a day when we were in Vietnam, but when I gave up meat I knew it would be tough to make a vegetarian version that comes close to the rich, full-flavored broth that makes it so great. While this broth does have a […]

My favorite appetizer

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite appetizer of all time … … SALAD ROLLS. Since I first tasted these little beauties at a Vietnamese restaurant in Portland about 7 or 8 years ago, I’ve been in love with them.  I always thought they were way too involved to […]

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