Delicious and easy to make!

Stir-fried Water Spinach and Beef (Rau Muong Xao Bo)

Looking for ways to incorporate nutrient-rich leafy greens into your diet?  Then you must try this easy stir-fry dish made with water spinach.  Water spinach (as you may have guessed from its name) is a juicy, leafy green loaded with vitamins A, C, iron and fiber.  With its long tapered leaves and abundant stalks, this vegetable is sturdy and […]

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Snowskin Mooncake with Taro Root Filling

Snowskin Mooncakes Part 2: Making the Dough and the Cakes (Cach Lam Vo Banh)

This is Part 2 of the recipe for making Snowskin Mooncakes, must-have cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Last week I posted Snowskin Mooncakes Part 1 which shares the recipes for the Simple Syrup and Taro Root filling.  These delicious mooncakes come in a wide variety of fillings from sweet to savory and traditional to trendy.  The taro root is one of my favorite fillings […]

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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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