Tag Archives: Bun Thit Nuong

Settling in To Home and Fall

29 Sep

It hasn’t yet been a week since we returned from paradise, but we’re pretty well settled in. The fall weather tempers the sting of not waking up to our own private beach, making a quick espresso on my Nespresso and knitting to the sunrise. Almost.


We went over to my in-laws the other night to catch up since we haven’t seen them since the wedding and share some photos and stories from our honeymoon. Mẹ made Ga Roti, or roasted sticky chicken, a fried fish with lemongrass and salt, and green beans with shrimp.

Roast chicken with cucumbers

Ga Roti, roast chicken, with cucumbers and soy sauce with peppers

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Fresh and Hearty Pork and Veggie Vermicelli Bowls

22 Jan

Inauguration Day and MLK Day = no work and policy nerd candyland. Although not braving the crowds and cold, I was up early  (not “early” as defined by the throngs who flicked to the Mall, but “early” as in day off early) and tuned in to Morning Joe at the Dubliner. Getting my politics on in the living room, I made coffee, cinnamon buns and eggs before settling in to camp for the Inaugural festivities. Did I mention the Bloody Mary? I didn’t have any OJ and didn’t feel like drinking straight Champagne on a Monday morning.

Thuan finally came down after Obama was sworn in, Kelly Clarkson mangled an American classic, and Biden ogled Beyonce, so we got the day started with dim sum near home. After a heavy dose of shrimp and MSG, dinner needed to be fresh and healthy. Bring on the Grilled Pork and Vermicelli (Bun Thit Nuong). Speaking of the inauguration today, though, did you see the Inaugural Luncheon menu? I’d love to try a few of these dishes. That dessert sounds ah-mazing. Who wouldn’t love apple pie, maple caramel sauce AND cheese?

Now we haven’t made the 37th trip to Home Depot for grilling goods, so it wasn’t grilled pork but was damn good all the same. Thanks to Super H’s pre-sliced pork butt, this is a super simple meal that packs tons of flavor and healthy veggies.

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