Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Vermicelli Bowl

One of my favorite things to order at a Vietnamese restaurant is the pork vermicelli bowls.  The pork is incredibly flavorful and the combination of textures (cold noodles, hot pork, crunchy bean sprouts and peanuts) and tastes (pickled carrots and cucumber, marinated and grilled pork, herby cilantro, tangy dressing).  Mmmm! I’m getting hungry again just […]

Vietnamese Pickled Daikon and Carrot

I pretty much love vinegar I guess. Pickled and brined things.  Cucumbers, cauliflower, capers, zucchini…  And when I had my first Banh Mi sandwich, with the pickled daikon radish and carrots, I was totally hooked on these. I have made a few different variations and happily eat them as a quick little pickled side dish […]

Daikon and Carrot Pickle (aka Do Chua)

Even our local Safeway carries daikon radishes now, plus I can get them at our farmer’s market too.    I wanted to make  a home version of banh mi sandwich last night so went online to find a recipe. Ended up at the Viet World Kitchen and used the recipe here for Do Chua. Aren’t they […]