Vietnam

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Palm Syrup & Lemon Jellies

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Palm Syrup & Lemon Jellies

What feels like a million years ago, the Ninja and I lived in a tiny high rise apartment in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam.  We were doing the teacher thing, or at least, he was discovering his talent for it while I mostly ran around with my camera trying to eat as much as possible.  I’m a predictable […]

Bánh đa Cua – Crab Cake Soup with Red Rice Noodles from Hai Phong

Bánh đa Cua – Crab Cake Soup with Red Rice Noodles from Hai Phong

It is freezing in Hanoi right now, all thing being relative.  My coworkers shudder in furry coats, doors keep closing everywhere to keep the draft at bay, and let me tell you – SOUP is on the menu, as if it ever stops being in Southeast Asia but you know. 

2012, in summary.

2012, in summary.

What the hell happened?  New years 2011 I remember pulling Tarot cards that were a bit ominous, the Seven of Swords or something, and getting so drunk I kinda blanked on what me and my friends got up to in the secret attic-den in the back of our apartment.  Deep shit or acrobatics or just […]

Tropical Mincemeat

Tropical Mincemeat

There’s a stretch of highway that lines eastern part of Hanoi, hugging the Red River.  It’s cheered slightly by the longest mural in the world (endless streams of turquoise, mustard and honey-pink portrayals of dragons and such), but for the most part, it’s a pretty damn seedy part of town.  I take the bus from […]

Do Nuong Sapa – Mountains of DIY Barbecue, Mountain-village Style

Do Nuong Sapa – Mountains of DIY Barbecue, Mountain-village Style

“The origins of dinner tonight, will be attributed to Sapa, in the Lao Cai province of northwestern Vietnam.  They like to play with fire a lot up there.  It will happen, on the other hand, on the side of the road in Hanoi.  Thank you.”

Street Sweets for Tết… who needs Christmas?

Street Sweets for Tết… who needs Christmas?

Christmas in Hanoi, so far, is the occasional bony Santa-mannequin (the one on our street plays a saxophone!), the odd waft of warbled carols heard like hauntings every few days, and in the expatriate shops at least, a lot of the same cheese that happens at home, but that only serves to remind that I […]

Persimmon Bread and a Panoply of Fruit Adoration

Persimmon Bread and a Panoply of Fruit Adoration

It’s all rain and grey here.  Intermittent showers, moody soundtracks by nouveau French chanteuses, lamplit remnants of homemade pizza dinner, and a sombre sort of tone to the start of December.  Times like are usually punctuated by the fruit world with a meagre representation; oranges, limes, various citrus, and with luck the odd orchard-brown apple… […]

Lucky Peach

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Mission: Food

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Indian kitchen

Love for home cooked food

101 Cookbooks

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The Wednesday Chef

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Nothing in the House

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butter tree

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