About

About

Welcome to my blog! I am a writer, photographer, food/ prop stylist and film maker. You can find recipes, photos, blog posts, films and videos here.

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Food Styling & Photograhy

My Photography Work

Supper Club

Supper Club

The supper club is held in my home in London Fields, Hackney. It is like a dinner party in the tradition of a Vietnamese feast with homemade Vietnamese food.

Classes

Classes

Vietnamese food is about the balance of flavours, of sweet, salty and sour – there is no measuring device that can ever match your own taste buds.

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The Best of 2011

A full packed brilliant year – it was the start of (just) Leluu and the end of Fernandez & Leluu

Jamie Oliver and I did a supper club together: Leluu & Oliver

I started the Vietnamese Cooking Classes

ALMOST had Feist at my cooking class!

Said Goodbye to stuff

Did great singles nights My Singles’ Valentine

But fell ill from hard work and stress and ended up in Homerton Hospital : (

Read the best book ever The History Of Love which developed my thoughts, views and hopefully writing skills and also did great creative writing classes.

Still kept running the supper club with great Vietnamese dishes like it was Secret Saigon In London
and made many people happy in their bellies and full in spirits.

I went to Vietnam and reflected on belonging Flying Home: My Trip To Vietnam 2011

I showed Tim Hayward how to Cook Pho With Tim Hayward For The FT

I went to Berlin to be with my best friends for a 40th birthday party Happy Birthday To Daddy

I had an amazing Courvoisier Punch Birthday Party

photo by Paul Winch Furness

Co founded Grazing Asia At Jamie Oliver’s Test Kitchen – a supper club with 4 cooks from Japan, Malaysia, Burma and Vietnam.

I got to meet Meeting Stanley Tse – from Seewoo and worked on recipes for their Way On Chilli Oil Brand, Pearl River Bridge and Seewoo hampers Leluu For Seewoo

I went to California for my grandparent’s 60th anniversary and found out about the history of our family, after the war and our flights to freedom

The Monsoon, Bun Bo Hue, Elephant Man & My Uncle Thu
Stories from Uncle Thu, His Escape From Vietnam
Blood Cakes & Banana Blossom

I went to visit my friend in Hollywood, whose about to release a movie in 2012 called Project X
My Night With Nima Nourizadeh

When I came back to London, I witnessed the London Riots happen right outside my front door – it was a sad week for all.

I spent most of the year being single and loved it
A Single Serendipity
When We Were The Greatest, Rolling In The Deep & Two Weddings

I met a boy, had the best time but it was short lived.
Had the best meal of the year in Cinquecento – 500

Francesco Mazzei & his boy

Had lunch with Francesco Mazzei and his lovely family.
and a superb evening at Viajante – A Tour Of The Town Hall With Nuno Mendes

Started to write:  Love & Other Afflictions

In between, I cried, laughed and moaned. Always wishing for more, ate a hell of a lot, worked like a slave to myself, ruined relationships, burnt bridges and built long lasting friendships, love, lost my temper, walked the dogs and kept loading and unloading the darn dishwasher and formed an art to filling it up to the max and getting everything sparkling clean.At Christmas, I lost a boy.

  • Highs and lows for all. This blogpost ’round up’ made me feel warm and cosy inside – as all your posts do.

    At dark times I remember this: ‘Per ardua ad Astra’ (through hardship the stars). It made me think about how 2011 went for me – largely positive, but strewn with strife and now, jobless, again. Anyhow, it is a true pleasure knowing you, Uyen, you have fed me, listened to me, given advice, introduced me to new flavours and textures. Onward and upward for 2012, my dear. X

  • That’s been a hell of a year for you – full to the brim and then more just kept on pouring in. But that was good stuff as well as bad and lot’s of adventures have been had along the way. Here’s hoping for more (good) excitement in 2012!