About Me

Hello! I’m Bryan Huy Vu–a food nerd in love with eating, cooking, photography, science, and culture.

Vietnamese food was always on the table when I was a kid, but I didn’t really care for it until my late teens (what a waste!).  I was a super picky eater and most just wanted fast food. Somewhere down the line I flipped a switch, and now home-cooked food is something I appreciate so much more.

This is a journal of my recipes and food exploration that hopefully will share an appreciation for food with you!

Recipes

I love allllll foods but have a slight lean towards Vietnamese here, sprinkled in with random cravings I just have to have.

My parents were born in Vietnam, so I’m a first-generation American here. Their unwavering passion for food led them to spend the 90s running a Vietnamese restaurant in California. My mom has a discerning palette that she uses to consistently knock out dishes that essentially brings the family together.

I’m thankful and lucky to have her kitchen expertise and experience in Vietnam to lean on when I want to learn a Vietnamese recipe.

Photography

The thought that a photograph can tell a story, take you back in time, make you feel something, and cause a commotion is pretty amazing. I love using photography to share with you my perspective. During my 9-5, I get to work on a lot of photography projects for Your Best Digs too (meaning I get to nerd out with more fun kitchen gadgets!).

Contact

I love to hear from my readers! Keep in touch and sign up for updates on my blog here.

If you want to get in touch, hit me up at hungryhuy [.at.] gmail [.dot.] com.

25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I am looking forward to trying the Che Chuoi recipe! My family and I love this place that makes it but its too far from us to visit. So I came across your recipe and yours has the same ingredients. My question for you is on the step of the marinating of the plantain; do I just sprinkle the sugar on the banana and place on an air tight container? Please advise.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. HI HUY! FIRST TIME USER THANK YOU! I AM FIRST GEN. NEVER BEEN A COOK BUT I SHARE SAME APPRECIATION FOR GOOD FOOD AND DEFINITELY PRESENTATION; AS I TOO AM IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. I AM TRYING TO GET MY BOYFRIEND MORE ACQUAINTED/FAMILIAR. HE IS PRETTY GOOD I WISH I SPENT MORE TIME LEARNING FROM MY BA NGOẠI TOO. I AM EXCITED TO USE YOUR NUOC MAM AND A LIL OF YOUR YOUR BÙN THỊT NUONG (DONT EAT PORK) ALONGSIDE A RECIPE I WAS LOOKING AT BUT MODIFYING, OF COURSE. IT IS A SMALL WORLD. THANK YOU AGAIN. CIAO

    1. Awesome glad to hear from you MM! I still am trying to learn more from the family, as much as I can. There are lots of good vegetarian Vietnamese restaurants nearby me too and they do a pretty good job IMO. No pork bowl of bun, I’m all over that too.

  3. Hi Huy,

    Thank you for sharing these recipes, they’re very traditional, just like my family makes it. And it’s nice to have a reference when I wanna try to replicate it.

  4. Hi Bryan
    I just stumbled across your website and going to start trying your recipes! I like your presentation. Would love to see more recipes!
    I’m also first generation Australian. But now live in London.. for the last 13 years.
    Please continue to put up more Vietnamese recipes!

  5. Hello Huy,
    I am Danish/Canadian living in Ontario. Some years back we were fortunate to live in Hawaii for 3 years where I learned to cook Asian.
    Recently I chose to learn to cook Vietnamese food and I have enjoyed learning Pho and Pho Po, and some Stir-Fries. Love the taste and very fortunate to have a new Asian grocery store T&T here in Waterloo. They carry very fresh produce and I can find everything needed for Vietnamese cuisine.
    Thank you for having a Blog, I look forward to learn from you.

    1. Hey Kirsten, so cool to hear–I wish I could live in Hawaii for 3 years. Heard that, on the blessed to have local asian markets too! I was just thinking the other day about how I could possibly cook these things without that option. Would probably have to order things online, and settle for produce at American markets…

  6. Hi,

    I am a 100% Filipino but i started loving the Vietnamese cuisines since last year when i finally and frequently travel in Vietnam. I think it is simple to make yet very tasty and savory. I love this site of yours as you’re able to share those recipes unselfishly and letting other people from different part of the globe to have a try of cooking or making it on their own.

    I also love to cook but mostly Filipino, Chinese and western cuisines. But now i have discovered your site, i will start making these authentic Vietnamese foods for my family and let them enjoy the varieties of taste that will flicker in their mouth 🙂

    Thanks Again,

    Rowena

    1. Hey Rowena, it is awesome to hear about people like you from around the globe trying out these recipes! Envious of your ability to visit Vietnam so often too 🙂

  7. You’ve inspired me to cook more Vietnamese food Huy. My son will grow up celebrating his mother’s culture and my husband will most certainly enjoy sampling the food!

    Greetings from London,
    Sally (Hau) Nguyen

  8. Hi Huy,

    My husband (British) and myself (Japanese) used to live in Vietnam for 3 years and we loved/enjoyed Vietnamese food so much 🙂

    Now we’re back to UK and really wanted to eat Thit Lon Nuong so I was googling then found your recipe here! It was so good and we’ll defo cook this again!

    Thank you for sharing all recipes!!!

    1. Hey Mrs M, Living in Vietnam for a few years sounds like fun! Glad you found a way to get a taste of Vietnam back at home 🙂

  9. Hi Huy,

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes and posting the delectable pictures. I’m Vietnamese-American, but didn’t grow up eating Vietnamese food until my late teens. Long story. I just returned from Sai Gon and have been on a Viet food making kick. Discovered your wonderful site and my family and friends have been enjoying the creations.

    Cảm ơn bạn,

    Su

  10. Thanks for the kind words Su. Sounds like an inspirational food trip that everyone around you is benefitting from too! 🙂

  11. I’ve come back to your blog for your recipe for thit nuon…it’s my go-to source.
    I also enjoy reading your blog and recipes…thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Great to hear from you and thanks Annie! If you haven’t already, I’d greatly appreciate if you left a comment and star rating on the thit nuong post 🙂

  12. Hey Huy! I’m a fellow food blogger, my blog is http://www.recipetineats.com! Vietnamese food has always been one of my faves but having just come back from yet another trip to Vietnam, I’m on a massive Vietnamese food kick. And BOY am I glad to have found your website! You rock. Your mum rocks! I can’t wait to get stuck in and try some of your recipes. Thank you for sharing them! – Nagi x

    1. Nagi! Great to hear from you, I’m a big fan of your site and the work you do there. I’m about due for another trip to Vietnam–that sounds like an awesome and food-inspiring trip you had! Let’s link up sometime.

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