2 Essential Ingredients for making Snowskin Mooncakes: Taro Root Filling Balls and Simple Syrup

Snowskin Mooncakes Part 1: Making the Syrup and Taro Root Filling (Banh Deo: Cach nau Nuoc Duong, lam Nhan Khoai Mon)

I am counting down the days to the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Every year as this holiday approaches, I wish I had more time to make these beautiful mooncakes.  They are fun to make, lovely to look at and so delicious to eat.  The only downside is they are labor-intensive.  Over the years, I’ve developed a method of making these cakes over […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream isn't so plain when it's served in a Pandan Waffle Bowl and the topped with rich chocolate sauce. Yummy!!

Ice Cream (Kem/Kem Trai Cay) – Vanilla and Assorted Fruit Ice Creams

Warning!  Making homemade ice cream is really easy and a lot of fun.  If you end up making the best ice cream, over-indulging and then can’t fit into your skinny jeans, please don’t blame me, LOL!  Honestly, I’ve been there.  After I bought my ice cream maker and started experimenting with different types of milks, creams and […]

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Enjoy these refreshing spring rolls with a sweet and savory dipping sauce!

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

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 heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

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So easy to make these delicious Grilled Pork Sausages are perfect for summertime grilling!

Grilled Pork Sausages (Nem Nuong)

I love making these homemade Grilled Pork Sausages because I can control exactly what goes in them.  No random animal parts, preservatives or red food coloring in this recipe.  It’s super simple and you’ll love the way these sausages taste.  This is a great meat dish to grill for your outdoor events but it can also be […]

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They are bite-sized so you can have more than one! These little sweet cakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Check out the easy recipe.

Steamed Rice Cakes/Cow Cakes/Steamed Honeycomb Cakes (Banh Bo Hap)

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 to her that “Bò” also means “to crawl”.  That’s what the batter does when it’s steamed–it “crawls” upward rising into a puffy cake.  My sister’s nickname for this cake stuck in our […]

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