Tag Archives: Vietnamese food

Tee Tran’s Monster Pho Invades Oakland with Traditional Vietnamese Cooking

When the woman at the Small Business Administration discovered that 25-year old Tee Tran wanted a loan to open a Vietnamese restaurant even though he had absolutely no experience in the food business, she laughed at him. “You’re kidding me, … Continue reading

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Mother & Daughter Realize Big Dreams at Vanessa’s Bistro

As a child and grandchild of immigrants, I notice that in writing about food and culture I am repeatedly drawn to the stories of immigrants, their struggles and triumphs. And every time someone shares their journey with me, I feel I have been given a precious … Continue reading

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For Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

The Vietnamese celebration of Lunar New Year, Tet, serves up a range of traditional foods, including thick wedges of sticky rice filled with peppery pork and candied kumquats and nutty cookies. For the Year of the Horse, Son Tran, owner of Oakland’s aptly named Le Cheval Vietnamese restaurant, shared with me the details of these essential holiday dishes and other cultural traditions. Continue reading

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Vietnamese Crepes and Rolls – Light, Fresh and Gluten-Free

Vietnamese cuisine offers light and fresh foods with many rice-based, gluten free dishes like bahn xeo, a rice flour crepe and spring rolls wrapped in rice paper. Anh Hong restaurants are fun places to try this healthy cuisine. Continue reading

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