Vietnamese “Shaken” Beef

*There’s a video tutorial at the end of this blog post.

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It was a busy birthday weekend. My mother and brother came to visit and so we had a chance to explore town and do fun activities as tourists. We went to the beach and visited temples during the day, and when the night came, we rented a small wooden boat to ride along a river sparkling of lantern lights. We ate our way through the town, from a fancy restaurant where Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones dined to 10-cent street food. It was just fabulous!
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Vietnamese Sautéed Beef Vermicelli Salad

*There’s a video tutorial at the end of this post.


Mid-August marks the beginning of monsoon season in this lovely coastal city. I often spot lightning in late afternoons. Giant gray clouds fill up a third of the sky. They must be thunderstorms miles and miles away, but they look so close, as if you could climb a ladder and pull them down if you tried hard enough.
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