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Vietnamese style Cucumber salad with pork belly

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  1. jeffie7

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    Vietnamese Cumcumber Salad with pork belly - Hands on Kitchen

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    It's a very light dish, pretty darn healthy... outside of the pork belly, but if you get lucky and get a good piece, it's not that fatty.

    Vietnamese Cumcumber Salad with pork belly - Hands on Kitchen
     
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    Because of what we did last night?
     
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    You need to come up sometime soon. Federal Hill last night was nuts.
     
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    Sorry, we can't talk about it with you, at least not for another year. Then you can out and play. free comcast service for wink wink?

    Joe I almost went out last night, my brother is in from Germany and was in Bmore with his friends, in fact they called me twice asking me where the F I was. Linh didn't get off work till almost 10 and didn't make it to my place till 11 so I figured F it, didn't feel like finding parking and walking around in the cold/rain

    Maybe next week.
     
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    Meh, you'd see my pics and go run away. I'm too ugly and too old.

    Maybe Joe will pm ya. =)
     
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    haha... I told you. Give me your address and I will minimize your account.

    I am going to try this meal out next week. Hopefully it turns out just as well. I may substitute the pork for chicken though. I have a ton of skinless and boneless chicken breasts.
     
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    I usually have that with bean sprouts :)
     
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    now that looks delicious. I think i might try that tonight with the wife. Looks like a nice calm romantic dinner. But you know what its missing?










    tortillas! lol
     
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    Tortillas with this dish FTL, however, I do need to post a taco recipe.
    I love real tacos!
     
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    well post up fool! maybe the wife will listen to you rather than cooking me all this other weird stuff that i hate. well i dont hate it, its just not part of my culture. i want some menudo, some Tamales,enchiladas, or Caldo de pollo (real chicken soup). Something that you dont get in mexican restaurants because its reall authentic mexican dishes. Not no damn refried beans,rice and store bought tortillas with cheese crusted on the plate from the it being in the microwave too long.

    mexican Restaurants FTL

    Mamas home cooking FTW

    I'm waiting Jeffie.
     
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    Tacos are on my list, I also want to master making pupusas

    Tacos are made with dos tortillas de maìz, carnitas, queso fresco, cilantro, lime, y salsa.

    super cheap to make and super good.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    That shit looks rediculously good! I'm goin grocery shopping with my mom next time.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Just printed that recipe up and now I'm checkin out the site for more. :D

    EDIT: Everything sounds good on the site but that sweet n sour sauce recipe is way wrong :p. I used to work at a Chinese place and made gallons of that shit at a time.
     
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    Chinese "sweet and sour" sauce is way different than the Vietnamese style. My mom makes hers very sweet by caramelizing sugar than adding water, lime, fish sauce, hot peppers, and vinegar.
     

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    sounds good except the tortillas I like tortillas de harina myself.( i think thats how you spell flour in spanish:ph34r:)
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Wonder how that VN s&s sauce is. The Chinese sauce has lemon juice, loads of white vinegar, orange juice, loads of ketchup, tons of sugar, and red food coloring with some water added afterwards. There's probably a little more but that's chinese buffet style s&s sauce for ya. I even remember how much of each goes in and that was 8 months ago that I quit.

    At least I know how much it takes to make a trashcan full of it since that's what they used.
     
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    There's many ways of making sweet and sour, main thing is American VS Chinese.
    on top of that you have different chefs and their style of making it. So there can be a wide range of sauce.

    It's like saying one persons tomato sauce isn't right since you learned to make it a different way, again many different ways.

    FWIW I don't remember if I posted the American style sweet and sour or the Chinese, I learned both inside of a Chinese food restaurant, Chef worked a 4 star hotel in hong kong and was head chef at one of MDs better more well known Chinese joints for almost 15 years. now he has his own place and is a good friend of mine =)

    I'm sure a lot of you have noticed some sweet and sours are yellow while some are orange/redish, again, all in where the person learned it.
     
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