Jackfruit Smoothie (Sinh To Mit)

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 […]

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Delicious Savory Crepes Served with Fresh Herbs and Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce

Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo)

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, […]

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Sweet and Tangy--these ribs are mouth-watering!

Asian-Style Beef Short Ribs (Suon Nuong)

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 […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

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 […]

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How to Prepare Fresh Coconut

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. […]

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