Tag: vietnamese

Sharing the Sacred: Community Meals at Buddhist and Sikh Temples

| June 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve worshipped anything beyond dumplings or doughnuts on Sunday mornings, but this weekend I joined Stockton’s Sikh community at their historic temple on Grant Street. The act of sharing food as spiritual devotion has deep roots in many of the world’s religions. At Buddhist temples, serving vegetarian food to […]

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Banh Cuon & Banh Beo: Vietnamese Steamed Rice Treats

Banh Cuon & Banh Beo: Vietnamese Steamed Rice Treats

| May 6, 2007 | 2 Comments

Okay, enough with all the pho. I think it’s time for folks to try some other Vietnamese dishes. There are hundreds of snacks and soups, both in Vietnam proper and in Little Saigons around the world, but for reasons I’m still trying to understand, both restaurateurs and diners settle into predictable menus. Savory bits of […]

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Fruits of Southeast Asia

Fruits of Southeast Asia

| February 14, 2007 | 9 Comments

I am a person who has tasted a lot of different foods during my life. Before my trip last month to Vietnam, I had only traveled to Europe and around the U.S. so my experiences are limited to those places, but we live in a global village and there are lots of foods available in […]

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Getting Ready for Tet

Getting Ready for Tet

| February 11, 2007 | 7 Comments

With only one week left before the Lunar Year 4705 begins, there’s still a lot to prepare. I need to finish everything by February 18, the beginning of a particularly auspicious Year of the Boar. Some of the more important items on my TO DO list… – Scrub, dust, mop, and wash everything from floor […]

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