I've been tagged by Do What I Like

Five facts about Me:


....I'm going to let my visitors decide what they would like to know about me. So here's your chance! Post your questions about me as a comment below and I will answer the first 5.

First Question:
Oh goody... I get to post a question... Let´s see.. Hmm... oh yes, i have one. How come I no longer see u in NK?! :)
>>The truth is I don't like you! Just kidding! ;P I've just been busy 'adjusting' to things. As you probably know, I recently graduated, traveled, then started culinary school. But everything is finally falling into its place, I'll be back in NK soon. :)

Question 2:
How old am I?
>>old enough.....:D I'm 22.

Question 3:
Who has been eating all the good stuff that you've been churning out?
>>They go to family and friends and sometimes...the trash can.

Question 4:
Do you ever consider become a TV chef or open your own catering business/ restaurants? Food network is dumped with French and Intalian cusine, and their food is not as attractive (to me) as ones you bring to the table.
>>Me? a TV chef? Honestly, I can't say that I haven't thought about it. BUT I think the chances are pretty low. Mainly because my philosophy/style in the kitchen is very low key, low profile. It seems like America is thirsty for seeing Vietnamese food or "Asian" food (whatever that is) as something that's sacred, complex and mystical. I have yet to see any Vietnamese cookbook written in english that isn't cashing in on that thirst by sugar coating and glorifying everything. I just can't do that and since I can't do that. I probably won't sell very well thus probably will never make it onto TV...which is fine for me since my passion is to be in the kitchen anyways. ;)

Question 5:
where do you get the original recipe from? What the average attempts for the food?
>>I get recipes the same way people have been getting for thousands of years. I learn from my elders, most of my recipes start out as ones passed down to me from my family, and family friends. I discovered cooking has become a lost art and most people are more than happy to pass down a traditional family recipe just for the sake of keeping it alive. It usually takes me about 2 tries (but sometimes up to 20) to get satisfactory results from a recipe.

The Meme rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Five bloggers I would like to tag:
Yochana's Cake Delight
Food Lover's Journey
Foodcrazee
play-play in the kitchen
precious moments

Comments (11)

On 9:00 AM , Mellie said...

Oh goody... I get to post a question... Let´s see.. Hmm... oh yes, i have one. How come I no longer see u in NK?! :)

 
On 8:22 PM , jadepearl said...

Thanks for thinking of me. But I have been tagged for the same one leh.

 
On 12:03 AM , Anonymous said...

hello hoangtam/tt,

i've always wondered how old are you?

 
On 1:50 PM , Anh said...

hoang tam, thanks for taggine me! But I have done this meme before! Let me check my post and send u the link, ok?

All the best!

 
On 5:34 AM , jadepearl said...

Hey, you have been tagged too. :)
http://playplayinthhekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/03/tagged-again-10-things-about-moi.html

Have fun! :)

And...thanks for the invite! *muah*

 
On 2:25 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi, Hoang Tam. I came across your website while looking for a bo kho recipe a little over a year ago. I assumed you were a 40-year old something woman. I just now realized today that you are a 22-year old male. I want to marry you so you can cook for me everyday. I am a 25-year old investment banker who can afford to support you for life. Your pictures make me homesick for my mom's cooking. Keep up the good work.

--Valerie

 
On 9:51 AM , Beau Lotus said...

Who has been eating all the good stuff that you've been churning out?

 
On 10:35 PM , Anonymous said...

hello HoangTamtt, I am a big fan of yours. I've been watching your website and just love love the recipe, the food, the inspirative and talented cook you are. Plus, the pictures are very beautiful.

I have two concerns ( actually many but only 2 allowed)
Do you ever consider become a TV chef or open your own catering business/ restaurants? Food network is dumped with French and Intalian cusine, and their food is not as attractive (to me) as ones you bring to the table.
Second: where do you get the original recipe from? What the average attempts for the food?

Again, I am a big fan, I sincerely hope that the world will know more about Vietnamese cuisine through your presentation.

 
On 12:14 PM , Anonymous said...

am I too late? can you tell us more about yourselt, like a short bio?

 
On 8:56 AM , Anonymous said...

I love your recipes! Thanks for taking your time to share your knowledge, and the pictures of your food looks delicious!

 
On 10:56 AM , Anonymous said...

I love your question number 4 as I am a cookery instructor myself. I have cross those famous Vietnamese cooks profile and it gives me cold feet. I am Vietnamese anyway. I really like your blog and big hug from Ireland.