spring rolls
Vietnamese Spring Rolls: Cha Gio

Most Americans are familiar with Chinese and Japanese food, and Thai food has gotten pretty far into the mainstream too.

Vietnamese food is still not well known in the US, although banh mi is gaining more fans every day.  Whether that has to do with the Nom Nom Truck kicking butt on the Great Food Truck Race, or just the world shrinking in size because of the Internet, it’s a welcome sign.

For those not familiar with this wonderful cuisine, Vietnam Talking Points has a basic primer on Vietnamese street food, including spring rolls, steamed rice cakes and deep-fried fish patties.  Click the link for more info. [Vietnam Talking Points]

deep-fried fish patty
deep-fried fish patty