Bun Nem Nuong- The traveler’s lunchbox


Last night we made Bun Nem Nuong from a recipe at The Traveler’s Lunchbox.

And it kicked ass!

The only difference was I made the pork into little oblong patties that I grilled in a cast iron grill pan so it got nice sear marks on it and didn’t look as much like, well, what it looked like in the photo.

My wife has turned me from a peanut butter and jelly, hamburger and pizza, chicken nuggets and beer guy into some other kind of creature. If you’d told me when I was five that I would eat something made with fermented dead-fish tea and garlic and ginger and hot peppers I would have killed myself before I turned six.

Luckily, I had no idea.

It all just snuck up on me.


Now I will eat anyfuckingthing.

If it’s good. 


Today I tried to replicate these daikon kimchi pickles that the woman used to eat all the time in Korea. I used David Chang’s recipe as a jumping off place. We’ll see in a couple of weeks how they turned out.

I’m learning how to use my knife, too, which is pretty fucking cool.

I mean, you gotta get your killin’ on, even if you’re in the kitchen, right?


Next up?




Namaste, and pass the rice wine vinegar and some of those fried crickets over here!