The perfect comfort food! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge (Chao Ga)

Nothing is more soothing than a piping, hot bowl of Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge. Whether it’s a comforting soup to chase away a cold or a hot meal to warm your belly, this is simply the most satisfying dish. Made with basic ingredients in a straightforward recipe, this scrumptious rice soup should be included […]

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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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Puffy Golden Perfection: Fried Breadsticks (Dau Chao Quay / Youtiao / Patongka) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Fried Breadsticks (Dau Chao Quay)

With their unique conjoined shapes, these delectable breadsticks are made of a simple dough deep-fried to golden perfection. Puffy and crispy on the outside and chewy and airy on the inside, the Fried Breadsticks are amazing hot and fresh. If you’ve always wanted to learn this recipe or have struggled with making these delectable breadsticks in the past, […]

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Scrumptious Chocolate Lava Cake | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Lava Cake (Molten Chocolate Cake)

Chocolate Lava Cake is a deliciously decadent dessert that seems complicated but is really easy to make at home. This recipe makes the fancy restaurant-quality dessert with the lava flowing from a rich ganache center instead of undercooked cake. The results are a rich and gooey chocolate center enrobed in a moist and airy cake. With Valentine’s Day […]

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Cho Kho Mung Bean Pudding Cake

Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)

Silky mung bean pudding allowed to set into a soft cake becomes a simple but tasty sweet treat. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts during this festive […]

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Roasted Sesame Seeds 5

How to Roast Sesame Seeds

Roasted sesame seeds are essential ingredients in many recipes and they are so easy to make. Skip the store-bought variety that’s been sitting on the shelf for eons. It takes just minutes to make roasted sesame seeds at home. Enjoy delicately nutty, nutrient-dense and aromatic roasted seeds as toppings for noodles, salads and desserts or as ingredients in your […]

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Essential Vietnamese Lunar New Year Dish: Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung)

Vietnamese Lunar New Year wouldn’t be complete without these savory cakes made of a mung bean and pork filling encased in sticky rice. Often wrapped in banana leaves and artfully tied with colorful string, these hearty cakes have a distinct square shape and festive appeal. The banana leaves impart a wonderful aroma and lovely color to the […]

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Easy-to-Make Sweet Treat: Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam)

Candied Orange Peels are confections that are a tantalizing combination of sweet and bitter. Orange peels definitely have a bite but when combined with a sugar syrup, the pairing works amazingly well. It’s a decadent sweet treat that is all-natural with just 2 ingredients: fresh oranges and sugar. Did you know orange peels have lots of vitamins and minerals like calcium, […]

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Asian-Style Stuffed Cornish Game Hens: Sweet, Savory and Flavorful! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Asian-Style Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Tasty Cornish game hens are marinated with a sweet and savory Asian sauce, stuffed with a bean thread noodle, pork and vegetable medley and then roasted to juicy perfection in this mouth-watering dish. Say “Goodbye” to plain and boring chicken and “Hello” to this scrumptious dish bursting with Asian flavors and eye-popping appeal. This easy-to-make dish is […]

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Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)--Rich, Velvety and Robust, This drink is AMAZING! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung)

Sweet and velvety whipped egg yolks are layered on top of robust filtered coffee to make this delicious hot beverage. Vietnamese Egg Coffee is not as popular as Vietnamese Iced Coffee but it will be once the word gets out…So I hope this post entices you to give this amazing drink a try. If you […]

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