Assortment of "che" (desserts) at an outdoor restaurant in Saigon, Viet Nam.

Taking Requests!

Now, it’s your turn to have a say on what may appear on future Writing With Chopsticks posts.  Is there a Vietnamese …

Two Different Brands of Nuoc Mam

Fish Sauce 101

Warning:  Not all fish sauces are created equal. If your kitchen cupboard contains nuoc mam (fish sauce) you’re probably ready to start cooking Vietnamese …

Cut off center to get the most out of your citrus.

Juicy Details

Here’s a Kitchen Tip to help you get the most juice out of your limes: It seems simple enough, but a lot of …

Skimming the scum.

Skimming the Scum

What is scum?  Scum is the foam that floats to the top of your pot and collects in an unappetizing brown mass. …