If this is your first time trying these Vietnamese meatballs you may be surprised by the consistency. They are not soft like American or Italian meatballs. On the contrary, they are springy and sometimes described as “rubbery”–but in a good way. There’s a specific Vietnamese word “dai” to describe the consistency of these beef […]
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 ...
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 Vietnamese dessert is visually intriguing with its translucent bright green color. For those unaccustomed to Asian desserts with an alien-green color, please try to overcome your ...
This dish is the perfect combination of smokey grilled meats, springy rice noodle, fresh herbs and tangy pickles. Of course we can’t forget the essential ...
I love these vegetarian spring rolls even more than the meaty version with pork and shrimp. These refreshing rolls are a vegetarian’s delight with jicama, ...
Everyone who knows me knows that I love spicy foods. I am so addicted and crave the spice so much that I often carry my favorite hot sauce around in my handbag so it’s always handy. This chili paste is my favorite not because it’s super spicy but because it has lots of flavor. The name should […]
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 Mondays, or 1 or 2 days each month when we don’t eat meat. Whether you’re vegetarian for personal beliefs, health reasons or simply trying to reduce your carbon footprint, kudos to you! It’s a […]
If you’re on the quest for vegetarian options, you may be interested in trying Seitan, a meat alternative made from wheat gluten. Seitan isn’t new; it’s been around for over two thousand years with origins in China. With its mild taste, chewy texture and high protein content, it’s a great substitute for meat. Like tofu, it’s really easy to […]
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 pastry dough and filled with a gooey, sweet custard, these Cream Puffs are absolutely luscious! These French-inspired pastries are not as difficult to make as you might think. Below I’ve broken down the […]
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- Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom) March 6, 2013
- Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong) October 24, 2013
- Coca-Cola Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung) February 5, 2013
- Easy Bake Egg Meatloaf (Cha Trung) December 23, 2012
- Tapioca and Mung Bean Cake (Banh Xu Xe / Banh Phu The) July 6, 2013
- Whipped Cream Frosting (Kem Tuoi Lam Banh) December 28, 2013
- Beef Meatballs (Bo Vien) March 4, 2014
- Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te) February 26, 2014
- Braised Seitan and Vegetables (Mi Can Kho Chay) February 19, 2014
- Seitan: Mock Meat (Mi Can) February 12, 2014
- Cream Puffs (Banh Choux/Banh Su Kem) February 4, 2014
- Sweet Mung Bean Pudding (Che Tao Soan, Che Dau Xanh) January 29, 2014
- Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua) January 22, 2014