Loyal Unionist (AKA King Stannis)
- Jul 12, 2014
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A couple pics of yesterday's work. My eldest son is nine and I wanted to do something different to engage him in a project. So little is open, but the Asian grocery store is just weird enough to feel like an adventure. First we grated daikon and carrot to make the Do Chua. Dressing: 1/3 cup of white sugar and about one teaspoon of salt dissolved in a 1/2 cup of hot water, then 1/2 cup white vinegar.
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Then I did most of the work for the Vietnamese noodle salad with mahi mahi. I used a griddle instead of the grill this time because I just want a 2 minute sear on each side. The dressing for the noodle salad is as follows:
1 minced garlic clove
2 tablespoons of lime
2 tablespoons of white sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
Equal parts chopped mint, basil, and cilantro
Then most of the rice noodles get tossed in the dressing. The veggies I threw in included the Do Chua, shaved fennel, shaved iceberg lettuce, mung beans, green onions, and cucumber. I topped it with crushed peanuts for texture. It was pretty hot and I'm going to be eating this for a few days. Here's what it looked like:
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I was proud of the nine year old for essentially doing a beef pho on his own. There were shortcuts, but he measured everything out and mixed everything himself. I'm eating his leftovers right now.
The items cost a little over thirty bucks but it gave us all something to do besides fuck around online.
How did your Pho come out?
Does your son cook regularly?