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Chef Shahar(Shay) Lubin

👨🏼‍🍳living the dream in🇻🇳. Often at the farmer's market, talking to veggies. . #EatenByShay: things I've eaten. . #CookedByShay: my own creations.

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Advanced noodles, chapter 57: mỳ gà tần _________________________________________ For the connoisseur, Vietnamese noodles come in boundless varieties to be explored, savored, and most importantly, slurped, loudly. Different noodles, broths, topping and more. So much more. But every once in a while you find the perfect match of noodle dish, and state of mind, and weather. And that was two nights ago. I was driving the long ride home from my new restaurant after midnight, with a couple of friends. Wrapped in my trusty purple plastic bike poncho, in the bitter sharp cold rain, I was skirting the watery wakes of passing cars. My sporting spirits unassuaged by the neither-here-nor-there 2:2 tie in the championship game against Malaysia(⚽🇻🇳), earlier that night. And then came noodles. Oh glorious noodles. "Mỳ gà tần" - Wheat noodles served with a young black chicken stewed in myriad medicinal herbs and spices, with the likes of #jujube, mugwort, and lotus seeds, in a dark complex, and slightly bitter broth. It’s more of a witch’s brew than a soup really. Cooked individually in used cans of beers. 12, Phố Hàng Cót

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Advanced noodles, chapter #41: Bún thang _______________________________________ TLDR; Complex noodle soup loaded with toppings. The name is a mystery to me, as it literally means “ladder noodles”. I assume it comes from Chinese, but I’m not sure. Its origin is somewhat shrouded in time but one version I’ve heard is that it has evolved from post-Tet meals, as it uses the kind of items that would be leftover from the main meal. Sort of like post-Thanksgiving leftover meals we have for a week after in the States (there’s ALWAYS that point in time, ten days later or so, where mysterious white cubes pop up in your morning cereal, and your trust in your mom is irrevocably fractured. Maybe that’s just me). The broth is specific and is made by boiling chicken with dried shrimp, and sometimes other “medicinal herbs”. Finally, in some cases beetle-juice might be added (the extracted pheromone of a kind of stink beetle, “cà cuống”. Also added to the sauce at some bánh cuốn places. Sort of floral aroma). Purists insist on chicken of a specific age, “that laid eggs only once”. To that broth vermicelli rice noodles are added, the cooked chicken meat, shredded, thinly sliced egg omelette, ham, and a bunch of herbs. And sometimes shiitakes, pickled radish, fresh shrimps, shrimp sauce (mắm tôm) ,and/or salted duck egg, and more. This bowl pictured here was at eaten for breakfast the other day 31A Phan Đình Phùng. A nice, friendly, and clean place, with an actual climate control room for days when you don't want to smoke a motorbike with you meal.

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#eatenByShay: New chicken joint in Hanoi. Buttermilk fried, skewers, char grilled, and much more. Went to the opening bash and had a lot of good tasting of everything. Chúc mừng ăn gà!!! #durtybird

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#eatenByShay: One of my favorite meals in Thailand is going to a curry shop. There are similar setups in many Asian countries. You pick a few stews, dishes, sides, and have it on top of rice. You can get drunk just from the colors, flavors, and aromas. Always an easy great way to try something new. Fast. Cheap. What’s not to love? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ThaiStreetFood #bangkokstreetfood #curry #delicia #tastessogood #masarap #enak #ngon #טעים #aroiBKK #happytummy #ngonqua #острый #all_food_passion #yougottaeatthis #lecker #辣 #スパイシー #짜릿한 #spicy #thaicurry #maanghang #thairice #foodforfoodies #おいしいもの #תאילנד

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5000 followers! Thank you so much for all the support. I’m happy you’re enjoying my photos and my cooking. Here’s another picture of yours truly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cheflife🔪 #chefinthekitchen #culinaryartist #chef💯 #chefs #chefslife #chefsroll #highendchefs #gaychef #wildchefs #foodartchefs #chefsofinstagram #chefstalk #chefpic #instachef #gaymen #chefsofig #gaycook

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#cookedByShay: From a Japanese fusion #tastingMenu, a few years back. . Romaine seared tuna #tataki, #shoyu and yogurt vinaigrette, herb and citrus salad.

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