A hearty and scrumptious soup that is so simple, you'll want this for your Top 10 easy meals.

Thick Noodles and Fish Cake Soup (Banh Canh Cha Ca)

The recipe is below.  I am still working on this post so, please check back again…it’ll be worth it!         Watch the video below for instructions. Ingredients Thick Noodles 1 cup rice flour 1 cup tapioca starch 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup boiling water 2 tsp vegetable oil […]

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Deep-fried to golden perfection, these fish patties are amazing!

Fish Cakes (Cha Ca)

If you’re not a big fish fan because of the ‘fishy’ taste or smell, these fish cakes are the perfect compromise.  The fish is lightly seasoned, processed into a smooth paste and can then be fried, steamed or baked.  You will love how amazing these cakes taste with their unique, springy texture.  The best part is they are […]

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Cured Pork enjoyed with your favorite adult beverage!

Shortcut Cured/Fermented Pork (Nem Chua)

If dishes could be classified as masculine or feminine, Cured Pork or Fermented Pork is a manly dish because it’s a favorite snack with the men when they’re hanging out and drinking beers.  The tartness of the appetizer in contrast to the cold, often bitter beer, spicy garlic and chilies is an addicting combination.  If you’re […]

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The scrumptious little rice cakes are filled with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp and scallion oil and then served with carrot and radish pickles and a sweet chili sauce.

Savory Steamed Rice Cakes (Banh Beo)

These steamed rice cakes, topped with mung bean paste, toasted shrimp, and scallion oil are simply scrumptious.  The cakes are delicate with a slightly chewy texture; the mashed mung bean is savory and creamy and the toasted shrimp is wonderfully crunchy.   Served with the classic fish sauce dipping sauce and tangy pickles, it’s a party for your taste buds!  Delish! This recipe is […]

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Super healthy and tasty stir-fry. Love it!

Tofu and Eggplant Stir-Fry (Dau Hu Xao Ca Tim)

A vegetarian’s delight, this dish with pan-fried tofu and eggplant is healthy and delicious.  (Sorry, this is not the deep-fried and overly saucy dish you find in many Asian restaurants.)  It’s a light and flavorful dish that allows you to enjoy the tasty goodness of fresh vegetables without all the oil and heavy sauce.  This basic stir-fry is […]

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