local fisherman in My Khe beach, Da-Nang, Viet-Nam
Every time I return to my birthplace, Vietnam, I’m continually drawn and connected to the ocean. I was born in Da-Nang, which is only a few minutes scooter ride to My-Khe beach, where I grew up as a small child. When we escaped Viet-Nam and made home in America, my mother would always reminisce and tell me stories of how close the ocean was and how we fed off the amazing bounty of Viet-Nam’s wealth of seafood. I now have my own memories of the collapsing waters of my childhood beach, as well as stories and delicious experiences of how the bounty of the ocean has nurtured me every time I return to Viet-nam.
I have a pile of written stories, recipes and photographs to share with all of you as time charges ahead. But I was fortunate to be contacted by Heather of Diary of a Fanatic Foodie, who also happens to be the food editor for a great new travel website called, Go Galavanting. When the food editor asked me to contribute a food article, obviously, I was thrilled to contribute a recipe and article to Go Galavanting . I was ready to share my love of Vietnam’s abundance of seafood and how it nutures my body, soul and spirit.
Go Galavanting is fabulous online women’s travel website started by Kim Mance and Katy Quissell, two gorgeous and exuberant world travelers who’s mission is to connect , inspire and empower women from around the globe. They “tell women’s stories of discovery, self-discovery, and insider tips, as well as practical advice to keep travelers safe and culturally connected while out galavanting.”. Fella’s, you don’t need to feel left out because the wonderful information here is great for guy travelers too. Just ask Todd!
So, hop on over to Go Galavanting to read my full story and peruse this awesome site for global trekking inspiration. Please, leave me a comment over there as well and join me in celebrating the world!
Read “Vietnam’s Ocean Bounty” story and view the photo gallery HERE.
Thank you & hugs to you all !- Diane
Yield: 2 Servings
Total Time: 30 Minutes
My mother grew up eating Grandma's grilled red snapper as a child and has now passed this family recipe on to me. Wrapped in banana leaves (when we can get it in America), the infusion of the lemongrass's fresh, bright and grassy flavors on the delicate meat of the snapper, over the heat of slowly, fire charring coals is phenomenal.