Cooking up authentic Vietnamese recipes using ingredients found in America
My name is Sau. I’m originally from Nha Trang, Viet Nam but have been living in America for almost 30 years now. I’m a wife and mother to two—a daughter and son—and grandmother to one very adorable pup baby 🙂 This blog is my little place to cook up authentic Vietnamese recipes.
This blog was actually my daughter’s idea! She’s a photographer and was really wanting a place to display her food photography separate from her usual photographs of weddings and portraits. This blog has been a nice mother/daughter project for us. I provide the recipes and she takes the photos.
Having a food blog was never a plan I had. In fact, I never thought about sharing my recipes at all. Not because I’m selfish or greedy, or because I didn’t think my cooking was good enough. Having a food blog was honestly never a thought for me. I was content with just cooking food for my family.
My daytime job requires me to cook American dishes but having grown up in Viet Nam, authentic Vietnamese recipes are where my heart is at. My daughter has always pushed me to open a Vietnamese cuisine restaurant. But I always tell her, “I don’t want to be a servant for the world; serving you guys (the family) is enough.” So now with this food blog, I can still share my authentic Vietnamese recipes with you, without having to become a “servant” HAHA.
I hope you enjoy my authentic Vietnamese recipes—please let me know if you make something!
Ăn quả nhớ kẻ trồng cây (When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree)