Archive | March 8, 2012

Fish Sauce . . . The Vietnamese Ketchup? This is my latest article in the Tuoi Tre newspaper here in Vietnam. If the link doesn’t work for you, below is the text: One of the greatest joys of living abroad is constant exposure to food ingredients so different from back home.  Some tantalize our senses and bring pure eating joy to the […]

Spicy Chicken – 81 of 365

I got to thinking about the path a Vietnamese guy in America’s food journey would travel.   Would he work his way down the dollar menu at Wendy’s?  Would a stale chicken salad sandwich bought at a gas station complete with the requisite gelatinous mayonnaise both fascinate and repulse him?  As we eat our way through […]