Fun stuff! – Viet food Pics and Shopping.

Our purchases at Asia Market

Asia Market we visited
So many noodles to choose from!!
Noodle Soup with Mushrooms and Chicken
Chicken Stir-Fried with Lemongrass and Chile
Asparagus with Shitake Mushroom
Egg, Shrimp and Scallion Pancake
Final Product Egg, Shrimp and Scallion Pancake
Pork Steamed Buns, Rice, and Stir Fried Asparagus

A bit of history: My husband asked me the other day about using the word “Viet.”  The term “Viet” is used to describe anything Vietnamese. Just like “Thai” signifies anything from Thailand. According to the author of my cookbook Andrea Nguyen, “Viet connotes nationalism and resistance to foreign domination.” There was a time in Vietnamese history (during Chinese and French control) when the Viet names used to identify territories was missing and “Viet” was dropped from places like Nam, and resurfaced later to express independence and sovereignty. Much later, the word “Viet” reemerged to Vietnam as well as other places. So you will see the word “Viet” a lot this month.

Check out our weekend shopping and cooking. My fave were the pancakes and asparagus. I will post recipes next time,  as well as this week’s menu.

See you later! ~~ Gặp lại sau nhé

2 Comments Add yours

  1. We had the Napa Cabbage Soup and Shrimp and Grilled Chicken (pics will be up soon).
    It will be fun to try these new things out on you and family.

  2. Geraldine Baker says:

    It all looks so good. Did you have the shrimp pancakes tonight and the soup? All the extra ingredients you are now cooking with are amazing. Can’t wait to dine at the Baker table again!

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