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Try It: Huong Lan’s Banh Chuoi


Posted on August 12


I stopped in recently for one of Huong Lan’s delicious báhn mi sandwiches, and – while waiting for my order – worked my way enthusiastically through a pile of the establishment’s banh chuoi, or banana cake. A departure from the American version of “cake,” these subtly sweet, sesame-speckled nibbles - purchased tightly wrapped in cellophane - were tender and slightly gelatinous (like a firm jello), and offered an exotic banana flavor that paired beautifully with their accompanying coconut dipping sauce. Priced at a mere $1.75, the banana cake was an appealing, tropical palate-rouser, readying my taste buds for Huong Lan’s vibrant, crusty, pork-filled sandwich.

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Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Local hair salons put their talents on display during the third annual Hair Wars Saturday, April 24 2015 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Proceeds from the event benefited HartSong, a rescue program that provides care for special needs animals.

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015