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Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) - Essential Pickles! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) – Updated Recipe!

I am sharing a new recipe for Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) with an updated video. These tasty pickles are staple condiments accompanying many classic Vietnamese dishes. Carrot and Radish Pickles are added to sandwiches, dipping sauces, rice plates, noodle bowls and salads. These popular pickles are surprisingly really easy to make. This refrigerator […]

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Ginger Fish Sauce: Zesty and Tangy this Dipping Sauce is bursting with fresh flavors! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Ginger Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam Gung)

Ginger Fish Sauce is a tangy and sweet dipping sauce made of fresh ginger, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice. A bit thicker than the traditional fish sauce dipping sauce, this zesty sauce is often served with chicken and duck. Bites of poultry are dipped into this amazing sauce for a flavor explosion that is […]

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Easy Refrigerator Jalapenos Pickles | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pickled Jalapenos (Ot Ngam Giam)

Crunchy, tart and slightly sweet, these Pickled Jalapenos are delicious condiments accompanying many Asian dishes. If you can’t seem to get enough of these tasty tidbits, it’s time to make some at home so there’s always plenty on-hand. This recipe is as easy as it gets with just a few ingredients. Use this versatile pickling solution to pickle any other foods […]

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A very unique-tasting condiment that is similar to a soft and creamy cheese.

Fermented Chili Tofu (Chao)

This Fermented Chili Tofu is a favorite with vegetarians but you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it.  This deliciously briny and creamy tofu, which has been equated to a soft bleu cheese, is often served as a dip for fresh vegetables or simply a flavoring for rice in place of soy sauce or fish sauce.  Use it as […]

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Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me) - this unique Vietnamese dipping sauce is perfect combination of tart, spicy and sweet. It's goes perfectly with fish and seafood!

Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me)

If you’ve had this tangy, spicy and slightly sweet sauce, just the thought of it should start you salivating.  Made of tamarind, garlic, red chilies, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce this sauce is a unique combination of tart and sweet.  A tantalizing concoction, this sauce is typically served with baked fish wrapped in rice paper and […]

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Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te) - Spicy Good! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te)

Everyone who knows me knows that I love spicy foods.  I am so addicted and crave the spice so much that I often carry my favorite hot sauce around in my handbag so it’s always handy.  This chili paste is my favorite not because it’s super spicy but because it has lots of flavor.  The name should […]

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Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Pickled Mustard Greens (Dua Cai Chua)

Mustard greens are sturdy vegetables and so are really great for pickling. When pickled just right they are crispy and satisfyingly tart.  My Mom use to make jars and jars of these delicious mustard greens around Vietnamese New Year/Tet for our family.  It wasn’t until I tried making them for myself that I quickly learned there is […]

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Dried Carrot Radish Pickles (Dua Mon) - Savory and Delish! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles (Dua Mon)

Although I could eat these Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles year-round, I only indulge in these savory, slightly sweet and crunchy pickles during Lunar New Year.  That’s because they are always served along-side New Year’s Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung or Banh Tet).  These pickles are salty good, thanks to the liberal use of […]

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Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Sweet and Salty Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Toasted sesame seeds, crushed roasted peanuts, a little sugar and a bit of salt–a simple combination that just excites my taste buds.  This delicious topping is commonly enjoyed on various sticky rice (xoi, a staple in the Viet diet) dishes and desserts.  I always have this sweet and savory mixture handy in my cupboard.  2 […]

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Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh) - Super easy to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

We’ve all seen these chopped scallions cooked in oil atop rice plates and as garnishes for noodles, meats and fish.  It adds a fresh onion flavor and a vibrant pop of color to any dish or meal.  This simple condiment is the easiest thing to make and one of the essential recipes every good cook should […]

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