The Unorthodox Epicure — Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Noodle Soup (Bun Mang Ga)

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For the next couple of weeks, the Jimmy Rockford and I are getting a well-deserved separation from one another.  I will instead be celebrating Christmas on Chestnut Lane — and cooking in a real kitchen with real pots and pans — assuming I’m able to complete the to-do list my bride handed me when I […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Vietnamese-style Pork Ribs

Vietnamese-style Pork Ribs — Bright. Succulent. Delicious.

Quickly, name two Vietnamese dishes. Now, read on. Did you answer Phở?  What was your second answer?  No worries. I won’t tell anyone … especially since you helped me prove my point that Vietnamese cuisine has been unfairly stereotyped here in America. Just about every culture’s food has been viewed similarly here.  I know people […]