Looking at a jackfruit you may not find this over-sized melon-shaped fruit remotely appetizing with its prickly green skin. Surprisingly, when you open the tropical fruit and work through the sticky, fibrous tentacles, you’ll find golden nuggets of succulent fruit inside. The taste can be described as a cross between apples, bananas and pineapple and can be syrupy sweet. It is […]
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 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 ...
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 ...
I love egg rolls but they are time-consuming to make and since the only way to cook great egg rolls is to deep fry, I ...
More and more of us are choosing to be part-time vegetarians these days including myself. By this I mean we’ve adopted a day each week, Meatless ...
Every now and then you need a sweet treat that is completely decadent and indulgent. Well friends, this dessert delivers! Made with a light, soft ...
These delicious cakes are a must-have food for Vietnamese New Year/Tet. There are many variations on the filling, some sweet and others savory. This recipe is the savory ...
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 ...
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 when it’s poured into the hot skillet. So “Sizzle Cake” is translated here to Sizzling Savory Crepes. Whatever you call it, these savory cakes made from a rice flour batter, filled with meat, […]
Love ribs but not quite sure how to make them? This easy recipe makes perfectly tender, juicy and flavorful ribs. We finish the ribs on the grill to get that nice charred taste and then top it off with a generous amount of a sweet and savory glaze. Is your mouth-watering yet? Notes on the recipe Usually when making these ribs […]
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 can make several batches and have them ready to enjoy on those hot days. Shredded coconut and peanuts are my favorite topping combo but feel free to use any toppings you […]
Daunted by the thought of opening a fresh coconut? Worried you may chop your hand off? Fear no more friends, it’s not as difficult as you may think! In the below video I share tips and tricks for opening a coconut and the different tools you can use to prepare fresh coconut for your favorite dishes. […]
- Sponge Cake (Banh Bong Lan) May 14, 2013
- Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom) March 6, 2013
- Easy Bake Egg Meatloaf (Cha Trung) December 23, 2012
- Sesame Balls (Banh Cam) November 19, 2013
- Coca-Cola Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung) February 5, 2013
- Sticky Rice and Hominy (Xoi Bap) August 7, 2013
- Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong) October 24, 2013
- Jackfruit Smoothie (Sinh To Mit) July 16, 2014
- Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo) July 10, 2014
- Asian-Style Beef Short Ribs (Suon Nuong) July 3, 2014
- Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas June 25, 2014
- How to Prepare Fresh Coconut June 24, 2014
- Stir-Fried Beef and Potatoes (Bo Xao Khoai Tay) June 11, 2014
- Sweet Rice Flakes and Coconut (Com Dep Tron Dua) June 4, 2014