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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So hot and hearty, this slow-cooked soup is worth the effort.

Beef Shank and Pickled Mustard Greens Soup (Canh Dua Cai Chua Bap Bo)

Hi Friends!  I know Lunar New Year is just approaching and I am posting what to do with leftovers already.  Not to rush your Lunar New Year’s festivities but if you’re like me, you make mountains of food for Lunar New Year and then have a ton of leftovers.  No one wants to waste food but recycling […]

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It wouldn't be Lunar New Year without this unique savory treat!

Jellied Pork (Thịt Đông)

If you are not familiar with this dish, it may look rather unusual.  What is this exactly?  Meat-filled snow globes?  Fossilized pork parts?  Interestingly, this dish of jellied meat is not distinct to just Asian cuisine, but is also popular in Eastern and Western European cuisine as well.  The traditional recipes use meats with cartilage such as hocks, feet, tails, […]

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A wonderful sweet treat to enjoy with afternoon tea!

Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong)

I shared a brittle version of this candy not too long ago.  (Check out the link for my Peanut Candy recipe.)  After posting the brittle recipe, I received numerous requests for the chewier version, so here it is–finally.  This recipe for Chewy Sesame Peanut candy is softer and more tender for those who don’t like hard candy […]

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