04 December 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

We were invited to share Thanksgiving dinner with Trinh's & Tai's godmother, Trang. She served arguably one of the best turkey dinner's we've ever had!! We had deep-fried turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, spinach salad, tomato soup, sourdough stuffing, cranberry compote, and cornbread. Everything was delectable! Everything was single-handedly made from scratch by Trang!!
Being Vietnamese, our Thanksgiving dinners were usually from a box courtesy of Stove Top and Hungry Jack. Perhaps most Americans do not realize that the sacred turkey is not considered delicious fowl to Asians. Asians think turkey meat stink. Literally. They do not like it. But everything seems to taste better deep fried. And the second generation of young Asian-Americans are learning to cook tradition American-style as well as mastering the magic mysteries of wok-cooking passed down to them by their mothers.

Of course we had some Vietnamese dishes served as well. Trang's aunt made lobster stir-fried in garlic & chives.
And her mom made stuffed chicken wings (the bones are removed and stuffed with spiced ground pork) served with fried sticky-rice.
Thank you Trang, for including us in such a fabulous feast!!

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