I was at a Vietnamese market today and overheard a conversation between two Vietnamese people lamenting having to diet. “It’s so boring and difficult to eat lean vegetables all the time,” the woman said. “I’m tired of it.”
The man responded, “Dieting isn’t about giving up everything. Just a little here and there.”
I’m in the same camp as the man. All things in moderation, which is why I made banh mi tacos the other day. Cutting back on white bread is good thing in general but it’s hard for banh mi sandwiches, which is defined by its carby encasement. What if you used a corn tortilla? What do you have to watch for? Does it taste good?
And since many of us are also going meatless now and then, I decided to make vegetarian banh mi tacos. Banh mi tacos are not something I thought of. There’s a Denver restaurant that makes them and their filling ingredients reminded me of recipes from The Banh Mi Handbook.