Monthly Archives: June 2013

Captain Luong and the dog meat restaurant

Every day without fail, Luong goes to the same street bar as me to drink beer. I’ve seen him there for as long as I’ve been living in Saigon. He’s 56 years old and he works as a security guard …

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Chả lụa – Vietnamese Sausage

Chả lụa, or Vietnamese sausage, is traditionally made of pork, potato starch, pepper and garlic. The pork is pounded until it is a thick paste when a little nước mắm (fish sauce) is added. The mixture is then wrapped in …

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