Tet and the mood of missing someone special

This is the second year of mine which is my Tet away from home in Vietnam. It’s not because I don’t want to be home for Tet, it’s just because I couldn’t stay.

Have you ever missed someone or somethings that made you regret not to do with them or spending time with them to do something very special in very emotional feeling.? when you have to prepare for your own day..that made you melt down and even knee on the floor and keep saying that…I miss you so much.

I had 33 times enjoyed this occasion with this special person in my life. With someone it’s a lots but for me..it’s less than I want. I miss seeing her went to market not lees than 3 times per day to buy things she always said..”I forgot!!!!” or “..it was heavy…so I went home then come back later…” and every year she always said..” everything was expensive this year, last year it was only..bla..bla… and now…too higher!..I had 2 millions (ex..100$) in hands…till run out and till missing something not buying yet..!”. You would love the way she said that, I bet

And now, I have 2 times to prepare, run to get all things as you see from picture (of course, there are so different to compare the one prepared by her)

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I have no purpose to write all things here….I just have feeling missing her again…MY MOM.


Xíu mại – Meatball with tomato sauce

What will you prefer for breakfast, lunch or even dinner?

In Vietnam, this one is preferred for breakfast with bread or rice (Cơm tấm).

Why don’t you try it now


Meat ball xiu mai

PS: my mom made this one super good, I tried to follow her receipt many times but this time is 80% same to hers

Grilled Haxe, beer sauce (Franconian style)

Before giving birth my baby girl, I and my husband used to go out for meal when we took a walk in town. There are many different restaurants from many cooking styles but the most impressive one is Grilled haxe with beer sauce and more than 10 restaurants in town present this dish to you with their own style but in general from this Franconian regional.

I am interested in trying to make this with my own style but till stick with traditional sauce from beer and served with potato.



Chao Tom – Fried rolled Shrimp with vegatables

One of my favorite cooking dishes is Shrimp or Pawn (whatever you prefer to call). So, today, I present a dish with the name CHAO TOM. I have no idea why but honestly…I love this one so much and i make me have to try it

because I can not find any sugarcane here in Germany, so I replace with lemongrass stick and it works. The smell and taste from lemongrass will make your meal more delicious and you will ask for more to eat.

Let’s try it

The vegetable is not easy to find here, so I recommend you come to any Asia Shop where they have this specific one for you. If you don’t have these..don’t make it.

and the most important is the sauce…if you are not person dare to try anything or afraid of smelling or tough tasting, I tell you..eat with chili source. And the sauce that you see here is called NUOC MAM, it’s super good to have with this dish.