vietnamese cuisine


V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010
A stir-fry of pickled mustard greens and squid comes with a pile of sticky and mildly fragrant rice.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Saigon Far East

An exotic flavor trip

Breaking up the long menu at Saigon Far East are bold descriptions of the food that lack neither color nor modesty. Consider the bun bo hue: “We are proud to introduce this famous spicy bowl of soup which was located in Central Vietnam,” the menu crows. “A combination of sliced and well cooked beef shank and slowly cooked pork hock sliced. This bowl will spark your imagination and take you far away.”

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V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
Rule No. 1: When in Paris, do not attempt to eat anything labeled “Southwestern,” “Mexican” or “Tex-Mex.” Do get your snacks from a typical café/bistro, like the one pictured here.
Ari LeVaux

Have Fork, Will Travel

Le Nouveaux Mexique

A Duke City food critic in the land of milk and butter

An Albuquerquean foodie visiting Paris for the first time could find himself justifiably intimidated by the city’s fabled cuisine. If that’s you, I suggest you begin with a visit to one of the many restaurants in Paris that belong to the chain called “Indiana Café.”

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