Hearty Vietnamese Fish Soup with Fresh Dill--one of the easiest soups to make!

Fish Soup with Dill (Canh Ca Thi La)

This delicious soup is all about the goodness of using fresh ingredients.  Loaded with chunks of fish, carrots, Daikon radish, tomatoes and fragrant fresh dill, it’s a simple dish you can put together very quickly.  If you’re looking for a new and unique soup your family will love, this is the recipe to try!  The carrots and Daikon radish are a natural sweetener for […]

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Tender Pork Spare Ribs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce--this dish is amazingly good and so simple to make!

Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs (Suon Xao Chua Ngot)

The cooler weather has me gravitating toward hot and hearty meals.  This dish of pork spare ribs cooked with a zesty sweet and sour sauce, bell peppers and sweet onions is a wonderfully comforting and satisfying.  It’s easy to make and you can serve this delicious stir-fry over rice for a simple meal or pair with a hearty […]

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The ultimate finger food! These are such yummy little treats.

Steamed Layer Cake (Banh Da Lon)

Mildly sweet with a chewy and sticky texture, this scrumptious steamed layer cake is a popular sweet treat that can be found in almost every Vietnamese bakery and grocery store.  The cake has such visual appeal with its vivid green and yellow layers and if you’ve ever wondered how this cake is made, wonder no more friends!  This post takes you […]

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Made this in a pressure cooker and it was super-easy and super tasty!

Pressure Cooker Pho Ga/Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Pho Ga has become so mainsteam that most folks refer to the dish by its Vietnamese name rather than the translated name “Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup”. What is it about this unassuming soup that has captured everyone’s hearts and tummies? The answer:  simple ingredients–rice noodle and chicken served in an intoxicating broth layered with earthy, aromatic spices. The dish is then enjoyed with abundant fresh herbs […]

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So beautiful and so scrumptious, these mooncakes are easy to make!

Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)

Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival season approaches, I get giddy thinking about making mooncakes.  First, I love to bake.  Second, I love the artistry of making these cakes.  The entire process from making the filling and dough, rolling and stamping the cakes is such a wonderfully creative process.  Once done, each cake is unique and truly […]

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