Grandma’s Lunch

Saturday, May 19, 2007 2 No tags Permalink 0


My grandma sometimes spends the afternoons at my dad’s office, helping with odds and ends. I stopped by the other day and saw that she had packed herself a home lunch to eat. Isn’t it neato?! It’s a very simple Vietnamese meal of noodles topped with bei (her own blend of pork skin with thinly sliced grilled pork chops and roast rice powder), slices of cha, and crushed peanuts.

Here’s what it looks like after she tosses all the chopped lettuce, bean sprouts, and cucumbers hidden on the bottom. I wished she had packed me this kind of lunch when I was younger, instead I got my dad, who stuffed a Saint Germain baguette in my backpack every time we had elementary school field trips. I was the only kid with a foot of baguette sticking out of my semi-closed bag – I suppose I have him to thank for breeding my love for baked goods!

2 Comments
  • anonymous
    May 19, 2007

    Hi Kathy, I just discovered your blog through koffiekitten’s link. I’ve been browsing its contents while eating lunch (goat cheese and honey on what we call here in teh Netherlands ‘Turkish bread’). I love your blog!!!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 21, 2007

    Hey Barbara!Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Oh man, your lunch sounds sooo good – I can’t even remember the last time I had goat cheese!! :)

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