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Taste of Vietnam – Tools of the Trade

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We learned how to make Banana Blossom salad in Hoi An to stay crunchy, fresh and delicious. Imagine my excitement when I found a real banana blossom hanging off a long branch with budding bananas in the middle of Binh Dinh province north of Hanoi. It’s the first time I see it in this form and was overjoyed to take this picture while everyone around me thought what’s the big deal?! This is going to make it to our dinner menu at Saigon Sisters. I even bought the tools (slicer and do-it-all peeler) for all the cooks to use for this dish. The peeler was even featured in December issue of Saveur magazine.

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