For Valentine's Day, operaboy and I will be cooking our dinner together. We'll be making Vietnamese summer rolls, and I still need a couple other dishes to round out the meal. I found a couple of Charles Phan's dishes on Food&Wine's website that looked good, but I was wondering if anybody had any amazing, tried-and-true Vietnamese dishes they thought would be good for our V-day dinner!
A couple requirements -- we are gluten-free, and we don't eat pork. Other than that, everything is fair game. Living in San Francisco, I've got access to all manner of herbs and produce, and tracking down obscure ingredients shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions! I'm looking for actual recipes that you've made and loved.