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Braised Black Pepper Pork (Thit Kho Tieu) - Classic Vietnamese Dish | recipe from runawayrice.com

Braised Black Pepper Pork (Thit Kho Tieu)

This Braised Black Pepper Pork (Thit Kho Tieu) recipe is a classic Vietnamese dish. Tender marinated pork is cooked in a deliciously savory and sweet sauce. If you’re familiar with the robustness of Vietnamese braised/kho dishes, just thinking of these flavors should have you drooling. Braised Black Pepper Pork is a simple dish with just […]

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Super simple recipe, super tasty dish!

Braised Pork and Shrimp (Thit Kho Tep)

This Braised Pork and Shrimp dish is a delicious example of the bold flavors intrinsic to Vietnamese cuisine.  It’s an easy dish with simple ingredients but is truly unique tasting.  Braising or “Kho” is a popular Viet method for cooking savory meat dishes.  The cooking technique allows the meat and shrimp to absorb the savory and slightly sweet sauce as it is cooked.  Caramelizing […]

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Add flavor and color to your braised dishes with this unique caramel syrup.

Caramel Sauce (Nuoc Mau)

If you’re envisioning a sweet syrupy sauce to drizzle on top of ice cream and cakes, sorry friends, this is not that recipe.  This caramel sauce is made by cooking sugar to a dark molasses-like consistency that is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.  The sauce is then used to marinate meats or to add subtle flavor and color to dishes during cooking.  […]

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Braised Seitan and Vegetables

Braised Seitan and Vegetables (Mi Can Kho Chay)

More and more of us are choosing to be part-time vegetarians these days including myself.  By this I mean we’ve adopted a day each week, Meatless Mondays, or 1 or 2 days each month when we don’t eat meat.  Whether you’re vegetarian for personal beliefs, health reasons or simply trying to reduce your carbon footprint, kudos to you!  It’s a […]

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Braised Pork and Eggs | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coca-Cola Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung)

This classic dish (a favorite for Tet/Lunar New Year) is typically made by caramelizing sugar into a thick syrup and then cooking the pork and eggs slow and low until the pork is super tender.  My recipe shortcut is to use Coca-Cola in place of the caramel which can be a bit tricky to make.  (I’ve burned my share of sugar making this in the […]

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