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Tamarind is what put the sour in this delicious soup.

Sour Soup with Fish (Canh Chua Ca)

Sour Soup?  The word “sour” may be off-putting to some and not a taste that is immediately appealing.  The name of this dish is the direct translation for this soup’s Vietnamese name “Canh Chua” but some subtleties get lost in translation.  I’d rather call this “Perfectly Balanced Tart, Savory, and Sweet with Abundant Vegetables and Hearty Fish Soup” […]

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Delicious Savory Crepes Served with Fresh Herbs and Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo)

It looks like an omelette but is often called a pancake or crepe.  “Banh” means cake and “Xeo” means sizzle–that’s the sound the batter makes when it’s poured into the hot skillet.  So “Sizzle Cake” is translated here to Sizzling Savory Crepes.   Whatever you call it,  these savory cakes made from a rice flour batter, filled with meat, […]

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A Tantalizing Trio: Rice Vermicelli, Egg Rolls and Grilled Shrimp served with the quintessential Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Grilled Shrimp, Egg Rolls and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Savory lemongrass grilled shrimp, crispy egg rolls on mounds of springy rice vermicelli and fresh greens–This is a favorite dish among those dining out mainly because it’s perceived as complicated with all of the different ingredients.  Yes, this dish requires a lot of ingredients and component recipes but it’s truly simple and consists of some very basic Viet recipes:  Rice Vermicelli, […]

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Pickled Bean Sprouts (Dua Gia) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pickled Bean Sprouts (Dua Gia)

Here’s a delicious pickled vegetables recipe made with bean sprouts, carrots, green scallions and chives.  Not as tart as most pickles, they are satisfyingly crunchy and quite refreshing.  Serve these pickled beans sprouts as an appetizer or as a side dish with your favorite savory dishes.  These pickles are often the companion dish for Braised Pork and Eggs. […]

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Clean and Lean Salad

  I love the simplicity of this salad and the refreshing taste.  The juicy vegetables gives this salad such great crunch.  The best part is–it makes you feel good about eating something good for you! If you need some protein or want to make it a meal, add pan-fried tofu or grilled chicken.  Try this delicious salad with the Honey […]

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Lemongrass Beef over Rice Noodles (Bun Bo Xao)

This popular Vietnamese dish is wonderfully fragrant and tasty–best of all, it’s easy to make! The lemongrass adds great flavor to the beef and the generous use of fresh herbs and vegetables makes this dish so light and refreshing it’s often called a “salad”. If you’re short on time, buy frozen minced lemongrass at your […]

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