Saturday, September 28, 2013

Back from Vietnam, with food

We're back from Hanoi — actually, we came back earlier this week, but we've been busy sorting ourselves out after the trip. I'm slowly going through the pictures, so it'll be a while before I can put up a real post.

But tonight we made our first foray into Vietnamese-style cooking.


On the left, shrimp and pork skewers. On the right, beef spring rolls made at the table.

The shrimp and pork skewers are very simple. They're a mix of minced pork and chopped shrimp with spices rolled into a leaf then fried in a pan. The beef spring rolls are even easier, but you do want fresh, soft rice paper for everyone to roll their own at the table. We also made a simple garlic and fish sauce dipping sauce and some rice on the side.

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