Mango and Peppercorns

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HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

Note that our deadlines differ than shipping carriers in order to account for Omoi Zakka Shop processing time.

Omoi Holiday Ordering Deadlines

Order by these dates to have your package delivered to carrier (USPS, UPS) by carrier-issued deadlines. Due to carrier reported volume slowdowns, delivery dates shipping timeframes are ESTIMATED and NOT guaranteed.

  • USPS First Class & Priority: 12/12 (Monday)
  • USPS Priority EXPRESS: 12/19 (Monday)
  • UPS Ground & Standard: 12/14 (Wednesday)
  • UPS 2nd Day Air: 12/19 (Monday)

Guaranteed Date Delivery

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All orders placed after 3:00pm EST Monday Dec. 20 are not able to be rushed for holiday delivery,

though we will continue to pack and ship round the clock. We recommend ordering 2022 planners by Dec. 22 to have them in time for January 1st!

Local Pickup

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A genre-bending contribution to culinary lit, Mango and Peppercorns combines powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes to tell an inspiring memoir of love, homeland, and, yes, food.

In 1975, after narrowly escaping the fall of Saigon, pregnant refugee and gifted cook Tung Nguyen ended up in the Miami home of Kathy Manning, a graduate student and waitress who was taking in displaced Vietnamese refugees. This serendipitous meeting evolved into a decades-long partnership, one that eventually turned strangers into family and a tiny, no-frills eatery into one of the most lauded restaurants in the country.

Tung's fierce practicality often clashed with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they found a harmony in their contrasts--a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce. This real-life American dream is a welcome reminder of our country's longstanding tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants.

224 pages. Hardcover. 

About the Authors

Tung Nguyen, who fled Vietnam almost fifty years ago, cofounded the award-winning Hy Vong, a pioneering Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. She currently cooks for select pop-ups and catered events.

Katherine Manning cofounded Hy Vong. She manages Hy Vong's pop-ups and catered events.

Lyn Nguyen is Tung Nguyen's daughter. Before earning degrees from Harvard and Cornell, she helped wait tables at Hy Vong. She is the CEO and cofounder of Liquid Analytics, an artificial intelligence innovation firm.

Elisa Ung is an award-winning writer, book collaborator, and editor. She was the restaurant critic and dining columnist for Northjersey.com and the (Bergen) Record in New Jersey, and a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer.