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Making Bun Rieu for the first time on Thanksgiving Eve

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Vietnamese food 
I had some ground pork that I didn't know what to do with it on the night of Thanksgiving Eve and realized I had some shrimp paste and minced shrimp in jars that my mom left for me when she came to visit last year. 

I have never made bun rieu before and I suddenly decided to take a stab at it! I didn't have green onions or cilantro so I used chives instead. But other than that, I used most of the ingredients that was needed: fresh tomatoes, minced shrimp, shrimp paste, ground pork, pork bones,...
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Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : Vietnamese food 
For Memorial Day this year, I made Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon). I like to include pork in my spring rolls but this time I only used shrimp. My navy veteran (husband) had to work so we did our grilling the day before. I know he shouldn't be working on Memorial Day since we want to celebrate all those military men and women who lost their lives for our freedom but his civilian work place (because we're now civilians) is open all year round. At least he got overtime hours. Anyway, here's ...
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Vietnamese Dish - Sauteed snow crab legs with shrimp, cucumbers and tomatoes

Posted by TetSanDiego.com on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, In : Vietnamese food 
I was spoiled by my mom's really good Vietnamese cooking. She was originally from Rach Gia, Vietnam and moved to the United States when she was 22 years old. Even though she's lived in America longer than she has lived in Vietnam, all she really cooks is Vietnamese food. 

Here is the latest feature that I try to mimic. It was time consuming for me because I actually hand cracked and removed all the crab meat from the snow crab legs that I bought frozen a couple of months ago. It took me an hou...
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Vietnamese Grilled Pork (thit nuong) with vermicelli and veggies is a great healthy meal

Posted by Tet San Diego on Sunday, February 10, 2013, In : Vietnamese food 
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 Tet San Diego on Sunday, February 10, 2013, In : Vietnamese food 
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 Tet San Diego on Sunday, February 10, 2013, In : Vietnamese food 
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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