Last night our friend Amy came over & we made Indian food, but last week I cooked Vietnamese: Spring rolls and a crab & noodle salad. Here is picture of my plate of the Vietnamese food. (I think we got some of the Indian dishes we had last night & I’ll post those later.)
I’ve been learning to make Vietnamese food for the better part of a decade — since I came home from my first trip to Vietnam. I’m known among my friends for my spring rolls, of which I can make half a dozen kinds, but I’ve been trying to broaden my range, thus the salad. My most reliable VN dish, which I haven’t made in a while, is thit ga kho gung — chicken with ginger — a dish that uses a good deal of nuoc mam — fish sauce — which is an acquired taste for some people but which I took to right away. Hope I get to go back this summer.