If you’ve had this tangy, spicy and slightly sweet sauce, just the thought of it should start you salivating. Made of tamarind, garlic, red chilies, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce this sauce is a unique combination of tart and sweet. A tantalizing concoction, this sauce is typically served with baked fish wrapped in rice paper and […]
I’ve had lots of requests for this recipe after I posted the Sponge Cake recipe earlier this year. I held off on sharing this recipe until now because ...
Making these delicious Sesame Balls is an activity the whole family can enjoy. This is one of those recipes where it helps to have lots ...
As the weather cools I gravitate toward soupy dishes and my favorite soups always have lots of noodles like this delicious Won Ton Noodle Soup. The soup is ...
Candy is probably one of the things you’ve never attempted to make at home. Perhaps you’re concerned about burning sugar or think you need a candy thermometer. Perhaps ...
There are some classic foods that remind us of our youth and this is the dish that transports me back in time. Perhaps it’s the uniqueness ...
Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu) is just around the corner and I have moon cakes on the brain. For those not familiar with moon cakes, ...
Cooking a chicken on a beer can may seem gimmicky but you will be amazed at how tender and juicy the chicken comes out using this ...
This recipe is a twist to my earlier post on the Coffee and Cream Agar Jelly. Let’s say you can’t get to an Asian ...
These French-inspired savory hot pastry pies are filled with ground meat and vegetables and then baked to a beautiful golden brown color. The typical recipe uses ground ...
Sticky rice or Xoi is a staple ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. What can I say, we are carb lovers with our abundant variety of rice, ...
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 rich thanks to the generous use of sugar and coconut milk as per the traditional recipe. As good as the first bite always tastes, I find this dessert to be overly sweet […]
I’ve always been fascinated by the creamy, silkiness of this soup. The fact that this unique slippery texture comes from a root vegetable is equally intriguing. What exactly is this mysterious vegetable? My research tells me this vegetable, called the Yampi Root, is a tuber in the yam family. It’s called by many different names and often […]
This scrumptious dish with abundant egg noodles, vegetables and roast pork is my go-to-dish when there’s a potluck at work, a gathering of girlfriends for good food and gossip or an easy buffet-style dinner with family and friends. I find this dish to be universally appealing even with pickiest or less than adventurous eaters. I think it’s because everyone loves noodles! I […]
Savory lemongrass grilled shrimp, crispy egg rolls on mounds of springy rice vermicelli and fresh greens–This is a favorite dish among those dining out mainly because it’s perceived as complicated with all of the different ingredients. Yes, this dish requires a lot of ingredients and component recipes but it’s truly simple and consists of some very basic Viet recipes: Rice Vermicelli, […]
- Sponge Cake (Banh Bong Lan) May 14, 2013
- Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom) March 6, 2013
- Coca-Cola Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung) February 5, 2013
- Easy Bake Egg Meatloaf (Cha Trung) December 23, 2012
- Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong) October 24, 2013
- Sticky Rice and Hominy (Xoi Bap) August 7, 2013
- Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The) July 6, 2013
- Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me) April 16, 2014
- Plantains, Cassava and Tapioca Pearls Dessert (Che Chuoi Khoai Mi Bot Bang) April 9, 2014
- Yampi Root/Yam Soup (Canh Khoai Mo) April 1, 2014
- Stir-Fried Egg Noodles (Mi Xao Mem) March 24, 2014
- Grilled Shrimp, Egg Rolls and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong) March 19, 2014
- Egg Rolls (Cha Gio/Nem Ran) March 13, 2014
- Beef Meatballs (Bo Vien) March 4, 2014