Some of my fave deviations from fellow DA staff:
Thanks for the kind message Yay for Vietnamese Americans! What are some of your fave Viet foods? My fave is probs canh chua, ca kho, and I also love banh nam and banh bot loc.
So glad to hear you're enjoying the site and overall community. Don't be a stranger!
Yes! Ca kho with catfish is a recipe that I can confidently say I've nailed I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my only brother 6 years ago, so I share in your pain. I hope you continue to keep his memory and spirit alive! One of the ways I like to remember my brother is actually through Vietnamese food – ca kho was our shared, fave dish, so any time I make it, I think of him
Banh xeo is my partner's fave Viet dish! I'm hoping to try and make it some time soon. My only holdup is the batter makes so much, so I need to be strategic about when I cook it and make sure I have lots of friends to come over and eat lol
I wish my Vietnamese speaking skills were better! I understand it fairly well, and I can read/write here and there, but my speaking skills have really fallen (especially after moving from my hometown which has a high demographic of Viet speakers!) Love that you've held on to the language! It's def impressive and something to be proud of Gio qua!