Foodie Friday: Bò né

I'm a breakfast gal. Sometimes I'll even swap another meal with breakfast. I mean, there's brunch...and then there's brinner, right? I like a good fan tuan rice roll for breakfast, but recently I also tried Vietnamese Bò né. I didn't know what the dish was, but it sounded cool. Apparently, it's steak and eggs done Vietnamese-style. Bò né means "dodging beef" because the steak comes out on a piping hot skillet--and you'd need to dodge the butter or oil. Of course, it's been tastily … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Chè

My first... Chè. I've decided to not just write about dishes from cultures I'm associated with--American, Chinese, Malaysian, and Taiwanese--but also to reveal new foods that I'm discovering. Here's my first foray into the unknown. Chè: a Vietnamese dessert; exotic fillings in a milky bath, often served cold               This is a refreshing drink, perfect for the heat wave we've been experiencing (I blame you, Santa Ana … [Read more...]