It’s me, Suzanne, aka your bun bo bae. If you get that pun, congrats, you’ve probably eaten one of my favorite noodle dishes in the world! If not, don’t worry. Stick with me and you’ll be an expert in Vietnamese food in no time.
I’ve been cooking my entire life. I learned to cook from my mom, and we’ve always bonded most in the kitchen. Even when she was working long hours and putting herself through college while raising two young kids, my mom always made sure the four of us (My mom, my dad, my sister and me) were together for dinner over a hot, home made meal.
Now that I don’t live with my parents anymore (they’re in Chicago, I’m in Washington, D.C. now), I cook much more often for myself. Nothing makes me feel better when I’m stressed or lonely than recreating a dish my mom used to cook when I was younger. I’m automatically transported home, where I feel safest. And when I want to show my loved ones how much I appreciate them, I always do so with a big meal, usually with my mom’s dishes.
I’ve always wanted to start a food blog, so I made it my 2019 goal. Here, I’ll share my mom’s recipes (and some of my own) so that hopefully, when you recreate them, you’ll taste as much love in every bite as I do when I sit down to dinner with my parents. So, thank you for visiting, and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a single recipe!