It’s Restaurant Week in New York City! My French BFF and I decided to take advantage of this by utilizing our lunch hour at Bar Boulud in the Upper West Side.
Listed as one of the top cities with large Vietnamese-American populations in the U.S., Fairfax, Virginia has a handful of Vietnamese restaurants that make delicious, comfort dishes that we, Vietnamese, grew up eating and love.
Hubby and I went to Pho Duong for a dish that’s perfect on any cold day and a cure for all ailments: Pho.
A warm, comforting bowl of soup is perfect on a chilly day for lunch or dinner. Now that it’s finally feels like Winter in New York City, I like to make a large batch soup for Hubby and me to have for the week.
I made Rachel Khoo’s fresh take on Minestreone Soup. Her recipe is very flexible, and you can add whatever you have in your fridge and/or cupboard. It’s also fun and simple to make, especially in advance. It was so delicious, warm and comforting.
I discovered Kopitiam, this hidden gem, during one of my walks in Chinatown. It’s a small “stop and go” place that serves typical Malaysian dishes for breakfast and snacks. It’s run by a Malaysian family, and their kitchen is the size of my bathroom…Tiny! Resourceful, creative…their food has to be authentic and good. I made a mental note to return.
I went back and fell in love with the place. My prior thoughts were also correct. This is now one of my top 10 places in Chinatown.
Happy New Year! Hello, 2016!
Every New Year’s Day, Hubby and I go out to eat dumplings. Even though my family is Vietnamese and his is Taiwanese, we grew up with the tradition of eating dumplings on New Year’s Day.
It’s New Years’ Day and cold outside – Perfect for a bowl of noodle soup and dumplings. We went to Lao Bei Fang in Elmhurst.