Saturday, March 22, 2008
Day 22: Eating Vegetarian on Ram and Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)
Today is ram (the 15th day of the lunar month). While I don't observe Buddhist vegetarian days, my oldest uncle's family does. So sometimes, I get altar offerings. I wonder sometimes, how much culture I retain through osmosis?
And banh xeo (Vietnamese sizzling crepes), also from the same auntie but from a different day.
P.S. And to the person who copied my recipe for banh xeo-ish pajeon, but labeled it only banh xeo, I know the way I write and I know that wasn't your creation. So even though you copied my recipe without attributing it to me, I still know it's mine. By the way, there's a reason why I didn't call it a banh xeo. It's not. Chalk one up for karma because if you attempt to use a recipe for a thick pancake to make a thin, crispy crepe, it will not yield proper results. I'll leave it at that.
1 year ago today, bruschetta al pomodoro (Italian tomato bruschetta).