I simply adored these donuts, but because they’re deep-fried, I don’t make them very often. So when I allow myself to indulge and make them at home, (usually for the holidays) they’re a special treat. There’s really nothing fancy or exotic about these donuts–no crazy toppings or colorful fillings. The recipe is simple–the slightly sweet dough is dipped in white sesame seeds […]
I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper. My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its ...
Growing up my sister always called these “Cow Cakes” because “Bánh” in Vietnamese means “Cake” and “Bò” means “Cow”. My Mom would laugh and explain ...
During the summertime I love dining outside and am always looking for casual meals to take outdoors. So I love dishes where everything can be ...
It looks like an omelette but is often called a pancake or crepe. “Banh” means cake and “Xeo” means sizzle–that’s the sound the batter makes ...
These Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas are cool, creamy and completely decadent. As the warmer months approach, they are the perfect summertime treat. With this easy recipe, you ...
I think I’ve discovered one of the most universally appealing snacks. While working on this post, I was searching for a few alternative names for ...
This classic Viet dish, Ginger Chicken, strikes a wonderful balance between zesty, sweet and savory. The ginger is mildly spicy and wonderfully fragrant. Add in the robust marinade and ...
This is my new favorite dessert and after you try this recipe it will become your favorite too. It’s the perfect combination of sponge cake ...
Love eating fish but dislike all the prep work? This fool-proof Baked Salmon recipe is a guaranteed winner and a great way to make a tasty ...
This scrumptious Viet dessert is made with plantains and cassava cooked into a sweet and creamy tapioca pudding. For those not familiar with this dessert, it is decadently sweet and ...
This Fermented Chili Tofu is a favorite with vegetarians but you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it. This deliciously briny and creamy tofu, which has been equated to a soft bleu cheese, is often served as a dip for fresh vegetables or simply a flavoring for rice in place of soy sauce or fish sauce. Use it as […]
If you enjoy baked dishes, you’ll love this week’s recipe which I call a Vietnamese casserole. I wish more recipes were this simple–we lightly stir-fry some vegetables with crab meat, add in the noodles, seasoned chicken stock and then bake. Everything comes out piping hot, perfectly cooked and so delicious. The noodles are substantial enough that they can be served as a main dish. Without a doubt […]
I love the simplicity of slow cooker meals and I am always looking to revamp some traditional Vietnamese dishes using an appliance most of us have. Using a slower cooker is so effortless and if you’re busy like me, every bit of time-savings is a blessing. With this easy recipe, you can prep everything (including searing the meat) the night […]
This is my shortcut recipe for Savory Sticky Rice also called Sticky Rice with Egg, Chinese Sausage, Shrimp, and Chicken. I call this dish Asian jambalaya because it’s a smattering of different ingredients but, put together, it is deliciously harmonious and satisfying. The traditional way of cooking the sticky rice is in a steamer. My shortcut method is to use a […]
- Sponge Cake (Banh Bong Lan) May 14, 2013
- Steamed Rice Cakes/Cow Cakes/Steamed Honeycomb Cakes (Banh Bo Hap) July 31, 2014
- Sesame Balls (Banh Cam) November 19, 2013
- Cotton Cheesecake / Japanese Cheesecake May 7, 2014
- Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom) March 6, 2013
- Snowskin Mooncakes Part 2: Making the Dough and the Cakes (Cach Lam Vo Banh) September 3, 2014
- Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong) October 24, 2013
- Hollow Donuts (Banh Tieu) December 17, 2014
- Fermented Chili Tofu (Chao) December 5, 2014
- Baked Bean Thread Noodles with Crab (Mien Xao Cua Dut Lo) November 17, 2014
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Bo Kho) November 7, 2014
- Savory Sticky Rice (Xoi Man) October 28, 2014
- Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi) October 22, 2014
- Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu) October 15, 2014