Vietnamese Fusion Glaze Salmon

There's a video tutorial at the end of this post. Vietnamese fusion glaze salmon_Indiechine-3 Vietnamese fusion glaze salmon_Indiechine This morning I had a phone call with my old landladies in the Bronx, New York City. It was more than a year since we last talked. They're among the kindest, sweetest people that I've been lucky enough to have met in my life. Actually, I've been very lucky when it comes to genuine friendship. Read more

Pineapple Fried Rice

*There's a video tutorial at the end of this blog post. Pineapple Fried Rice_Vietnamese food_Indiechine-8 In the winter time our favorite part of going to the hotel gym where we work out is to use a very nice sauna there after swimming. About two weeks ago, as we walked out of the swimming pool, I asked my husband if he was going to the sauna. "I did. All day", he said. "I was soaking wet just being in our living room." The heat and humidity in May here is in fact quite brutal, at least it is for us. Locals don't seem to mind though. Yesterday I met up with a Hoi-An native friend and when my arm was about to fall off from fanning myself so hard with a paper fan, she told me that she was longing for summer to come. I almost cried. I hope you're not yet tired of me talking about the weather here. I'm not complaining - just trying to give some context. It's the weather and seasonal food that determines what I cook and eat. Pineapple fried rice_Vietnamese food_Indiechine Pineapple Fried Rice_Vietnamese food_Indiechine-2 Read more

Vietnamese Mango Tapioca Pudding

*The Vietnamese word for mangoes is xoài, pronounced soai. Mango_coconut_tapioca_pudding_Vietnamese food_Indiechine-5 Mango_coconut_tapioca_pudding_Vietnamese food_Indiechine-2 If you happen to be in Vietnam in xoài season, you have to try them. Seriously! The mangos here are one-of-a-kind. I remember that sentiment being expressed in an endearing scene from the movie "Indochina" where the main character, a French colonist, handed her adopted daughter a plate of mangos that looked so juicy and delicious. I don't remember much else about the movie but that scene has stayed in my mind for years. Read more

Chicken Wings in Tangy Ginger Glaze

*There's a video tutorial at the end of this post. Every day is a good day for wings, apples and a cold glass of beer! chickenwingswithdịon_LinhNguyen_Indiechineblog_Spring_2015 Finally it's springtime here in New York, and by springtime I mean when I can go out without the parka that I've been wearing for the past six months or so. Read more

Crispy Pan-seared Duck Breast with Honey, Dijon Mustard & Ginger Sauce

*There's a video tutorial at the end of this post. Watermark_Pansearedduckbreast_LinhNguyen_Indiechineblog_Spring_2015-3I've always loved farmer's markets. I find myself staring at fresh produce at farmer's markets more often than at the trendy outfits behind clothing store windows. There's a small farmer's market I adore just a few blocks from my apartment. The sellers there always look so happy and proud, as if they were standing in some kind of food art gallery and presenting their work of art. Watermark_Pansearedduckbreast_LinhNguyen_Indiechineblog_Spring_2015-7 Read more