28 September 2008

Fried Rice, Hold the Veggies

Yesterday I had both kiddos at Chợ Viet Hoa, a big Asian grocery store here in Houston. Huong was getting her hair cut, and after 10 minutes of checking out the frogs and fish and crabs, Trinhity was hungry. She wanted cơm chiên, fried rice.

We headed to the deli and got a to-go pack, then sat down. About halfway through, she looked up and said, "Daddy, why does the cơm chiên have rau (vegetables)?"

I said, "Well, cơm chiên always has vegetables. It's just sorta how it is."

She thought for a moment, then replied, "Daddy, when I get big and have kids, I'm going to make them fried rice with NO vegetables!"

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