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Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Vietnamese Grilled Pork (thit nuong) with vermicelli and veggies is a great healthy meal

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
Chuc mung nam moi! I made my very first thit nuong with vermicelli for my husband and myself for Vietnamese new year, as well as thit kho trung, to ring in the Year of the Snake. It's rather easy to make and I like to grill it on this cool skillet pan that we bought at the flee market in Point Loma for $9. I grilled everything on here because I'm not a fan of burning charcoal or using a grill for outdoors. With this one pan, I grill all of my meat and shrimp at the same time for two people.
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Carmelized Squid Stuffed with Marinated Ground Pork is a Southern Vietnames favorite.

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
My parents are both from South Vietnam so growing up, my mom would make Stuffed Squid with Marinated Pork. When I tell my white friends about this, they get startled but since I've had it since a child, it's not scary at all. Now that I'm grown up, I make my own version of this dish. See picture below.

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If you can only cook one dish for Tet, it has to be Thit Kho Trung (Carmelized pork and egg)

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
I was born and raised in San Diego and this year is the first year that I am away from my family. We are far away from California but want to feel like it's Tet so I decided to cook the quintessential Thit Kho Trung. I was rather proud of myself because usually my mom would make this for me. Here is the picture of the dish I made. It took me about an hour to make, including the prepping part like cutting meat and garlic.

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TetSanDiego.com TetSanDiego.com has been running since 2011 and we've expanded to include all Lunar Year Festivals and Cultural Festivals year round in San Diego and not just Vietnamese Tet Festivals. Go to the 'Festival Locations' page to check out all tet festivals and other Cultural Festival and Community Fair locations!