In my previous post, I mentioned loving “bun”, the Vietnamese noodle/vegetable dish and the fresh spring roll. The roll is quite different from the Philippine version as the vegetables are not cooked at all. Besides the vegetables , the roll is filled with thin slices of pork and pieces of shrimp. The wrapper is quite different […]
A few years ago, when I was working in Indianapolis, I told my co-worker about missing my favorite California Vietnamese restaurant so he told me about this hole-in-a-wall place in a gritty part of Indianapolis. For about a year and almost every week, I would buy two takeout dishes and would portion them so that […]
March 18, 2017, Spencer, Indiana Morcon is a dish I loved to eat when I was growing up in the Philippines. It is typically reserved for special occasions or fiestas when the maternal head of family would showcase her cooking expertise for her large extended family and friends. A tough cut of beef, typically skirt, […]
March 2017 Even I was confused for a long time about how Americans differentiate between egg rolls and spring rolls. To some, the difference lies in the wrapper used: thicker and egg-based versus thin, flimsy rice-based. Based on that distinction, I guess lumpia is really a spring roll.