Mama Truong’s Fish Sauce: Nước mắm recipe

Nước mắm (fish sauce) or more officially Nước mắm pha (mixed fish sauce or fish sauce ‘vinegarette’), although never really referred to as such, is THE cornerstone dipping sauce to Vietnamese cuisine. This simple yet complex sauce is the marker by which I judge Vietnamese restaurants and cooks (yes, I am also silently judging you if you […]

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You Can Bánh Tráng Anything – Exhibit One: Spicy Korean Pork

In the March 20th Case of bánh tráng-ing anything, would the jury with please direct their attention to Exhibit 1: Spicy Korean Pork Bánh Tráng. Still not the most outrageous thing to be rolled up in a tapioca rice wrapper but does cross some international borders. For detailed instructions and tutorial on wrapping with rice […]

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You Can Bánh Tráng Anything – Salmon Rice Paper Rolls with Wokked Up Garlic Pea Vine

This isn’t the most exotic thing you can bánh tráng, but it is pretty darn tasty. What is bánh tráng? It’s really a noun that I made into a cool sounding verb…. And is Vietnamese term for the rice paper wrappers (or tapioca) use throughout their cuisine. On our vacation in 2005 to Vietnam, I […]

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