If you’re like me and enjoy hot sauce, you’ll love this recipe for homemade Chili Sauce / Hot Sauce (Tuong Ot). Warning: this Chili Sauce is next-level hot because it’s made with Ghost Peppers (also called Bhut Jolokia). These chili peppers are insanely spicy and delicious if you can take the heat. (See below for other pepper […]
One of the hottest chili peppers in the world, the Ghost Pepper is insanely spicy and not for the faint of heart or stomach. Known also as Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Red Naga, this hybrid chili pepper originates from the Assam region in northeast India. “Bhut” means “ghost” and “Jolokia” means “chili pepper” in the […]
Shredded Pork Skin (Bi Heo) is a classic Vietnamese restaurant dish and with this easy recipe, you can make it at home. Thinly sliced pork skin and marinated pork are tossed with roasted rice powder and fried garlic to make a flavorful and aromatic dish. Serve the Shredded Pork Skin with other tasty dishes like […]
Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching and mooncakes are essential treats for celebrating this festive holiday. Making mooncakes at home isn’t difficult at all. They take a bit of time but the process is a lot of fun! There’s a touch of artistry involved but you don’t need to be a pastry chef to make beautiful mooncakes. […]
Mooncake molds are important tools for making beautiful mooncakes. It’s from the mold that mooncakes get the imprinted designs and motifs. There are lots of different mooncake molds but which one is the best to use? In this post, Part 2 of a three-part series on mooncakes, I’ll share several basic mooncake molds plus some […]
Mooncakes are essential treats for celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu) and the different types of mooncakes and combinations may be a bit bewildering. No exaggeration, this festive lunar holiday would not be complete without these beautiful cakes to enjoy. Nowadays mooncakes are available in plethora of flavors, shapes and sizes. Whether you’re buying from the […]
This Taro and Coconut Agar Mooncakes (Banh Trung Thu Thach Khoai Mon Nhan Dua) recipe makes wonderful homemade treats for celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Hearty taro surrounds a sweet coconut milk filling to make these beautiful snack cakes. A twist on the traditional mooncakes, these scrumptious cakes require no baking and use agar agar, a vegetarian […]
Thanks to the generous folks at OXO who are sponsoring this post, I am sharing this wonderful recipe for Swedish Visiting Cake Bars by Dorie Greenspan to help spread the word about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a campaign to raise funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.
This Pandan Jelly Dessert (Che Banh Lot) recipe features silky jelly served with crushed ice, palm sugar syrup and coconut sauce. The worm-shaped Pandan jelly is deliciously slippery with a slightly chewy texture making it a whole lot of fun to eat. The refreshing sweet treat is especially thirst-quenching on a hot summer day.
Broken Rice (Com Tam) is a popular type of white rice served with many Vietnamese dishes. You often see it in rice plates featuring a combination of grilled meats, egg meatloaf, salad and pickles. What exactly is Broken Rice? How does Broken Rice differ from regular white rice? How do you cook Broken Rice? I […]