Archive | January 16, 2012

Gummichicken – 21 of 365

My hope…Succulent medallions of braised free range chicken pan seared with a savory blend of herbs and spices carefully paired with the freshest locally sourced Dalat vegetables.   Accompanied by a bed of the freshest steamed Mekong Delta rice. My Reality…Never before seen cuts of the bird wrapped in fatty, spongy, gelatinous skin swimming in a sticky brown sauce.   Plopped atop […]

Cà Nhồi Thịt Pork Meat Balls – 20 of 365

These aren’t your Italian Nonna’s meatballs by any stretch of the imagination.  Sorry Nonna, I just might prefer Grandma Phuong’s Vietnamese version a little more.  And speaking of Grandma Phuong, does Vietnam have the stereotype of a wizened old woman cooking away like our own visions of granny back home?   But I digress…Another day and another dollar spent at […]