Monday, July 28, 2008


I started this blog in 2008 when a friend asked me how to make some Vietnamese dishes and I thought this would be the easiest way for me to share recipes.  I had no idea what blogging was back then and didn't really take it very seriously.  It was just a way for me to jot down cooking instructions and snap some pictures for better clarification.  I never imagined in a million years that my little old blog would still be here today.

This blog mainly focus on Vietnamese cooking because it's my passion.  Not only do I want to learn as much as I can about it but I want to share that knowledge with everybody to help preserve our culture.  I often relate my recipe post to my family life and old memories from Vietnam because it has shaped me into who I am today.

Even though you only see me posting about Vietnamese food I love all kinds of food!  I experiment with all kinds of cuisine in the kitchen.  Maybe one day I will expand my cooking repertoire on my blog but for now I will stick with what I know best.  I will leave you with a few facts about myself.  Thank you for visiting and I hope I have helped you in the kitchen in some way.

1. I grew up watching my mom and aunts cook. They did not use measuring tools, instead they are constantly tasting their ingredients throughout the cooking process. To me your five senses are the best measuring tool you will ever have. This means I do not use measuring tools either and a lot of the time my post will not have exact measurements.  I will try my best to give you an estimate of the ingredients.

2.  I'm not a chef, i'm not a writer, and i'm not a photographer.  But i'm definitely an enthusiast when it comes to cooking, writing, and photography.  Because i'm not a professional in any of these areas I am bound to make mistakes, so please forgive me!

3.  When I was little, a "fortune teller" told my dad that he would be eating good because of me one day.  I guess for a moment he thought I was going to be rich one day (sorry dad maybe one day I will win the lottery!).

4.  My family is from Northern Vietnam, we lived in Southern Vietnam, and my favorite Vietnamese foods are from Central Vietnam.