Vietnamese food is one of my favorite, and perhaps one of the more interesting, cuisines of Southeast Asia. Although Vietnam was originally part of Imperial China, the French swooped in during the early 19th Century, colonized the entire country, and introduced their cooking style to the locals. By 1954 the locals had kicked the French oppressors back out of their homeland, but the fusion of both foods and languages stuck like a porcupine in bubble wrap.
A while back I watched some horrific video on how our meat is handled while it still has a heartbeat, and decided to become a vegetarian. It was short lived however, when I discovered that there were humane ways to put meat in the grocery store.
Yes! Making sushi IS that easy! I was tired of being sushi less since moving so far away from a plethora of Japanese cuisine to choose from in a big city, so I decided to read a bit on how to make sushi. After having one attempt at rolling I realized I could teach anyone to do this!
Although, I did have the Van Kemps fish sticks I had down pat! So my first few attempts I tried tilapia and cod on the George Foreman. Disaster. Then I tried ‘broiling’ which I put in quotations because I had no clue what the fuck a broiler was.