Monday, February 06, 2012

Best of: Top 11 to 20 Recipes of 2009

With part 1, Best of: Top 10 Recipes of 2009 out of the way, it was pretty interesting to see what 11 to 20 would look like. Almost half the recipes were non-Vietnamese, and one isn't even edible. :P

So here you go, my
Top 11 to 20 Recipes of 2009

The recipes are presented in order of which one is most popular. The numbers behind the recipe represent how many page views each recipe received from May 24, 2009 to February 4, 2012, according to Google Analytics. This is purely meant for fun, in case you wanted to see which recipes are popular with others too.

Ca Hap Gung Hanh (Vietnamese Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions) 3 Ca Hap Gung Hanh (Vietnamese Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions) 9,414


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Best of: Top 10 Recipes of 2009

Ever since I compiled my "Best of: Top 10 Recipes" of 2006, 2007, and 2008 lists, it's fascinated me which recipes get the most hits. I figured my Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) would lead the pack since it's one of my most popular recipes, but I didn't expect my Crock Pot Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) to be #2 since that recipe wasn't blogged until the end of the year. Of course, if you look at the number of hits between #1 and #2, it's a huuuge discrepancy. Nonetheless, the popularity of Vietnamese beef stew meant that even though I didn't blog it until the end of the year, the Crock Pot Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) is also incredibly popular, coming in at #4. The only non-Vietnamese recipe to crack the Top 10 was Yaki Udon (Japanese Stir-Fried Udon Noodles).

So here you go, my
Top 10 Recipes of 2009

The recipes are presented in order of which one is most popular. The numbers behind the recipe represent how many page views each recipe received from May 24, 2009 to February 4, 2012, according to Google Analytics. This is purely meant for fun, in case you wanted to see which recipes are popular with others too.

Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) 11 Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) 57,024

Saturday, February 04, 2012

2009 Recipes: Picture Index

Wandering Chopsticks Top 9 Recipes of 2009


Wandering Chopsticks' Best of: Top 10 Recipes of 2009.


A while ago in updating some old posts, I started keeping track of all the recipes and restaurant reviews I posted for each year. It was laborious, but really helpful when I wanted to look up what I posted when. I have plans to do similar lists for all the years, but the beginning years still have many recipes that need to be updated or rephotographed, and I haven't finished blogging the later years yet. Your best bet for finding recipes is still using the searchbar or main recipe index, but I figured you might enjoy looking at a photographic journey of 2009's recipes too. Plus, I finally blogged my last recipe for 2009, so I figured it should be celebrated, even in a small way.

What was interesting for me was the marked improvement of photographs after May 2009, since that was when I bought my new-used dslr camera. Even so, my #1 recipe for 2009, Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) was photographed using my point-and-shoot, so it just goes to show that a nicer camera doesn't always mean the greatest hits.