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40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 40 years since Vietnamese came to California in great numbers, they’ve given us three culinary blockbusters: pho, banh mi and sriracha sauce. “What once belonged to you, now belongs to the world,” says author Andrew Lam.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

| February 2, 2015 | 11 Comments

It is easy to see why bánh mì are so popular. A leftover influence from French colonization, these Vietnamese sandwiches are inexpensive and bursting with great flavors and textures. Here is a list of ten unique bánh mì shops in the South Bay.

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Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.

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The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Sandwiches, by Andrea Nguyen

Move over, burritos, here comes the banh mi. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen explores The Banh Mi Handbook, Andrea Nguyen’s stylish new guide to making irresistable Vietnamese sandwiches at home. With recipes for Hanoi Grilled Chicken and Daikon and Carrot Pickles.

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Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a teenager, Wendy Lieu just wanted to learn how to make chocolates. This month, Lieu opens up her own shop and cafe in San Francisco, featuring truffles with flavors like sriracha, guava and PB&J. Wendy shares her story about being a woman chocolatier and her family’s role in creating Socola Chocolatier.

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5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

| July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Craving tasty Southeast Asian fare? Check out these five Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland.

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Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Small food business partners Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors, a pop-up cafe serving Vietnamese food located in San Francisco, share their vision: integrating their eastern culinary heritage with the trending western street food culture.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House, Pho Vi Hoa, Grand Café + Free Event

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House, Pho Vi Hoa, Grand Café + Free Event

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos), Grand Café (SF). Free Check, Please! event in SF at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Friday Sept. 14, 5-10pm. Party with Leslie Sbrocco and the production crew! RSVP and Ticket info in post.

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The Nom Nom Truck: SoCal Comes To NorCal

The Nom Nom Truck: SoCal Comes To NorCal

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing what a reality show can do for your food truck. Second place finishers on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” and Los Angeles food truck staple, Nom Nom, have spread their love to the Bay Area.

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Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

| January 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In honor of Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, a list of some of our favorite Vietnamese Eats in San Francisco.

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The Ultimate Comfort Soup: Congee

The Ultimate Comfort Soup: Congee

| November 29, 2010 | 17 Comments

Congee is a creamy rice porridge that’s a staple in Asian cultures. Consisting of rice that’s been slowly cooked down to the point that the starches disintegrate, congee is warm, comforting, and easy to digest.

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Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

| February 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

In China, where they’re known as yuan xiao or tang yuan, the dumplings are traditionally served during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. During an especially important season, the festival comes on the first full moon of the new year and marks the end of the new year festivities. Here in San Francisco, this is typically the time when the Chinese New Year parade winds its way up the streets of Chinatown.

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Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

| November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Like espresso, Vietnamese coffee is deep and rich, and a little goes a long way. What makes it really stand out though is its incredible buttery aroma and flavor. Add a generous drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and you have a habit that will be hard to shake.

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