Saturday, February 2, 2008

Mien Trung Update

Per my earlier post on Mien Trung, I purchased a log of what I thought was cha lua. Turns out it wasn't. It's a log of sticky rice filled with mashed mung beans and salted pork. Very interesting. When I had this at home, we'd slice it up and toast it in a little bit of oil. Then, it'd be served with fish sauce. Good stuff. I've been too lazy to fry it, so I'm nuking slices of it. Still good.

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Alex said...

Hi Geekyfoodie

Any chance of you teaching a few local hounds about vietnamese food with a Vietnamese Chowdown? We talked of what we should do for our next outing and this post made me think of all that I need to know about Vietnamese cookery.

If you can't - what places should we go and what should we have for novices?

moowiesqrd said...

Hi Alex,

While I appreciate the compliment to my knowledge of Vietnamese food, I don't think I can tell y'all anything you don't already know. ;) I'm an enthusiast of Vietnamese food and I'd like to think I have a discerning palate for it, but when it comes to the finer academic points of the cuisine, I'm useless.

However, I would love to join you guys on the next Chowdown and I do have some thoughts on dishes we should try. How about 7 courses of beef (bo bay mon)? There's also a catfish dish that I love... whole roasted catfish served with tons of greens and rice paper for rolling. Unfortunately, I don't know the best places in San Diego for sampling these dishes. There's BBM everywhere, but I have yet to have a good version of it. Phuong Trang does the fish, but it always looks kind of burnt.

I'll bet someone from CH would know. How about Kirk?

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