St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to celebrate green foods whether you’re Irish or otherwise. 🙂 I certainly adore green foods because Vietnamese cuisine offers a plethora of verdant foods from lush vegetables and herbs to vividly colored desserts and cakes.
If you’re a fan of warm desserts with silken texture, you will love this easy recipe for Tofu Pudding with Ginger Syrup (Dau Hu Nuoc Duong / Tao Pho). This sweet treat has such comforting flavors and textures–warm, smooth and delicate pudding with a gooey sweet syrup on top. The fresh ginger adds amazing flavor […]
You boiled pork for a favorite dish, set it aside less than half an hour ago, and now getting ready to serve it notice the pork has turned a dingy brown color. Oh boy, it doesn’t look very appetizing. What happened?! Deep breathe. 🙂 This darkening of the meat is oxidation, a chemical reaction between […]
Make delicious Baked Pork Buns (Banh Bao Nuong) at home with this easy recipe. Fluffy sweet buns are filled with savory pork and baked until golden. These Baked Pork Buns are even better than the bakery version and so amazing when freshly made at home. This easy recipe with video takes you through the steps […]
This easy Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe makes the tastiest decorated cookies. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to shower your loved ones with affection than by making them a homemade sweet treat. These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are fail-proof–just a few simple ingredients and super easy steps.
This Sticky Rice and Banana Cakes (Banh Tet Chuoi) recipe makes a wonderful sweet treat for Lunar New Year / Tet. Sweet ripened bananas are encased in a layer of sticky rice and black beans and then wrapped in banana leaves. The results are a deliciously, glutinous sweet cake with an intriguing pop of color […]
The Cuckoo ICOOK Q5 Electric Multi Pressure Cooker is the latest in smart kitchen appliances and today I am unboxing one and sharing my initial thoughts with you. Most of you already know I am a HUGE fan of kitchen appliances offering multiple cooking functions and innovative technology. The Cuckoo ICOOK Q5 (5 quart capacity) touts 8 […]
This delicious Vegetarian Pate recipe has all the flavors and texture of pate but is completely meat-free. Made of roasted Portobello mushrooms, assorted beans and tofu, this Vegetarian Pate or Faux Gras is full of savory flavor and meaty texture. The recipe is really straightforward and easy to adjust depending on your preference for a […]
This recipe for Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer is a tasty dish to serve with drinks at a casual gathering. Delicious chunks of tender beef are marinated with savory spices and stir-fried with red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and bean thread noodle and then served atop toasted sesame rice crackers. Flavorful and hearty, this Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer […]
Butter Cookies are simply irresistible and this 6-ingredient recipe is fail-proof. These buttery and crispy cookies make awesome holiday sweets or delicious everyday treats. The Butter Cookies are baked to golden perfection, are light and crispy with just the right amount of sweetness.