Yogurt has been around for a long time, but just in recent years, it’s gained popularity as a health food. Today yogurt is touted by nutritionists and health food advocates as a must-have food in our daily diets. Loaded with probiotics, animal protein and essential nutrients, it’s truly a super food and tastes so good! To make yogurt at home (without a yogurt […]
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 ...
In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake. If you don’t already know, my Mom is the amazing person who taught me everything I know about cooking. As a child, I spent countless hours with her being her sous chef. It was in the kitchen that my love for cooking and developing recipes started. To […]
When you think about making homemade noodles, you probably think about passing dough through a pasta press machine and expending hours of effort just to make a small batch of noodles. Undoubtedly, fresh noodles are amazing. This recipe for Thick Noodles is completely different and much simpler. It doesn’t require a lot of equipment, just a potato ricer. If you […]
If you’re not a big fish fan because of the ‘fishy’ taste or smell, these fish cakes are the perfect compromise. The fish is lightly seasoned, processed into a smooth paste and can then be fried, steamed or baked. You will love how amazing these cakes taste with their unique, springy texture. The best part is they are […]
If dishes could be classified as masculine or feminine, Cured Pork or Fermented Pork is a manly dish because it’s a favorite snack with the men when they’re hanging out and drinking beers. The tartness of the appetizer in contrast to the cold, often bitter beer, spicy garlic and chilies is an addicting combination. If you’re […]
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- Sponge Cake (Banh Bong Lan) May 14, 2013
- Cotton Cheesecake / Japanese Cheesecake May 7, 2014
- Steamed Rice Cakes/Cow Cakes/Steamed Honeycomb Cakes (Banh Bo Hap) July 31, 2014
- Sesame Balls (Banh Cam) November 19, 2013
- 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
- Roll Cake/Swiss Roll/Log Cake (Banh Bong Lan Cuon) December 10, 2013
- Yogurt (Yaourt) May 21, 2015
- Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap) May 6, 2015
- Thick Noodles and Fish Cake Soup (Banh Canh Cha Ca) April 23, 2015
- Fish Cakes (Cha Ca) April 16, 2015
- Shortcut Cured/Fermented Pork (Nem Chua) April 2, 2015
- Savory Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Beo) March 17, 2015
- Tofu and Eggplant Stir-Fry (Dau Hu Xao Ca Tim) March 4, 2015