Archive | January 23, 2012

Yen Phu Update – 32.5 of 365

As you have read in 31 of 365, Ryan and Melissa’s pet rabbit, Yen Phu, was introduced to bánh chưng.   Being a Vietnamese rabbit after all, she eagerly devoured some of that glutinous mess.   Indeed, Yen was the only one of us four to enjoy multiple tastings of this boiled rice and pork.   I wondered openly if […]

Jalapeño Poppers (Yes, You Read Right) – 32 of 365

As American expats in Vietnam our feet stand in two worlds, one from which we are an ocean removed and one which we don’t fully understand.  In reality we find ourselves fully immersed in neither and our no man’s land can be a confusing assault of contrasts.  One could be a pessimist and yearn for […]

Bánh Chưng and Happy Lunar New Year – 31 of 365

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!  Happy New Year!  Tet ushers in the year of the dragon as well as the arrival of spring here in Vietnam.   Food is an integral part of the Tet lunar new year celebration and last year one such dish called bánh chưng proved a little bit on the exotic side for me.   I got […]