July 2009

Food in Hue Vietnam-Day 4

July 25, 2009

July 7, 2009 Hue is known for its Imperial cuisine as this was once the center of the Vietnamese royalty. It’s where the Imperial City/Citadel was, where the emperors lived and where they built Royal Tombs as massive tributes to themselves before they died. According to Reid on Travel, it’s said that of Vietnam’s 1700 […]

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Paper Chef #42-And the winner is…

July 19, 2009

This month I had the honor of selecting the ingredients and judging the entries for the Paper Chef Competition because I was the winner of last month’s contest. At random, from the list of allowable ingredients, I selected Chicken, Corn and Almonds. Because I was traveling in South East Asia I selected Asian Fish Sauce as […]

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Food in Hanoi Vietnam- Day 3

July 13, 2009

Hanoi, July 6, 2009 Hang Be Market; clockwise-crabs tied up with rope, vegetables, unrefrigerated meat, grubs (still moving). It only took me 3 days, but I finally found the food market. After yesterday’s disappointment, I asked at the hotel’s front desk where the food market was. It’s called “Hang Be” and it’s near the top […]

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Food in Hanoi Vietnam-Day 2

July 10, 2009

Hanoi Day 2- July 5, 2009 We awake to dumping rain and 90 degree weather. We decide to walk to the big, old market called Dong Xuan and check out the “36 Streets” of the old quarter. We set out walking with umbrellas, locals looking at us as if we are insane. The market is […]

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Food in Hanoi Vietnam- Day 1

July 8, 2009

We’ve just spent 3 full days exploring the food of Hanoi, Vietnam. It was certainly just a small microcosm of what is available, but delicious nonetheless. Quon An Ngon Our first meal was at a restaurant called Quan An Ngon (18 Phan Bo Chau St). We were brought here by our two “Hanoi Kids” guides […]

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Paper Chef #42: Vietnam Edition

July 1, 2009

In case you missed it, my Orzo Salad  was selected as the winner of  last month’s Paper Chef Competition. I was extremely thrilled and flattered to be selected. As winner, it is my duty to host and judge this month’s challenge. What is Paper Chef? It’s an online cooking challenge where you are given 4 random […]

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