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Sunday, January 3, 2010
One of the main reasons I wrote my forthcoming book, Destination Saigon, was because of the unlikely links that have been forged over a generation between Vietnam and Australia. Vietnamese people have enriched Australia's culture since they began to arrive here in the late 1970s, bringing Buddhism, a vibrant and energetic approach to commerce which has enriched many sleepy outer suburbs in our capital cities, and, of course, delicious food.
I've just been watching one of my favourite TV shows, Food Lovers Guide to Australia, and it featured the gorgeous Lien Yeomans, one of Brisbane's premier restaurateurs and foodies. Lien is also the mother of Quan Yeomans, the impossibly handsome rock god of Regurgitator fame.
Lien, who hails from Hanoi, cooked a gorgeous Viet-Australian fusion dish of lemon myrtle prawns.