This dish can be enjoyed hot or cold. Simply delicious!

Baked Bean Thread Noodles with Crab (Mien Xao Cua Dut Lo)

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 […]

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Full of aromatic spices and robust flavor, this Viet-style Beef Stew is belly-warming good!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

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 […]

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Savory Sticky Rice topped with Scallion Oil, fried garlic and served with a side of chili soy sauce.

Savory Sticky Rice (Xoi Man)

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 […]

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Who knew "silkworms" could be so appetizing?

Silkworm Cassava Cake (Banh Tam Khoai Mi)

With it being so close to Halloween I wanted to share a childhood sweet treat.  Growing up, every kid I knew loved Silkworm Cassava Cake.  Perhaps it’s the bright colors, the chewy, slightly stretchy consistency which prompted us to play with the cakes before eating them or even the mild sugar rush.  Whatever the reason, my Mom […]

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Check out the recipe and learn the tricks for making this look like pork.

Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu)

I love seitan and have touted its versatility as a tasty meat substitute in earlier posts.  I’ve shared the basic seitan recipe and the one below is essentially the same except for two things:  1) we add soy sauce to the water to give it color and saltiness 2) we use a bit more baking powder to give it a […]

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