Tam Le

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Tam Le

Tam Le is a proud Vietnamese-Texan with an international palate developed from living in Houston, Austin, London, Istanbul, New York, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City. Her recipes are developed with a sensitivity to culinary history and regional nuances.


Tam is currently a recipe writer and food photographer. She was also the founder and head chef of Saigonita, a now-shuttered restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City that served Mexican dishes inspired by the ingredients and cuisine of Vietnam.


She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, majoring in marketing and minoring in psychology. She has also attended cooking classes in Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, and Japan.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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