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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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Vietnamese Meatballs (Xiu Mai) - delicious and hearty, this dish is super easy to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vietnamese Meatballs (Xiu Mai)

This recipe for Vietnamese Meatballs (Xiu Mai) is a pure comfort-food dish. The tender pork meatballs are flavorful and have delicious crunch from the jicama. Cooked in a homemade tomato sauce, these hearty meatballs are absolutely mouth-watering. Super-versatile, the meatballs can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a small meal or an appetizer. Serve the Vietnamese […]

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Stuffed Tomatoes (Ca Chua Nhoi Thit) - meat-filled tomatoes in a hearty sauce

Stuffed Tomatoes (Ca Chua Nhoi Thit)

In this scrumptious Stuffed Tomatoes dish, juicy ripe tomatoes are filled with lightly seasoned ground pork and cooked in a zesty sauce. The best part about this dish: you make it using a single skillet. How’s that for one pot cooking?! Easy to prep and cook, you can enjoy a healthy and hearty dish in […]

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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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Vietnamese Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho Gung) - fragrant and fresh ginger with a savory sauce! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho Gung)

This classic Viet dish, Ginger Chicken, strikes a wonderful balance between zesty, sweet and savory.  The ginger is mildly spicy and wonderfully fragrant.  Add in the robust marinade and you have a flavorful dish that is super easy to make.  This is one of my favorites when I need to put a meal together fast.  Add rice and some steamed vegetables […]

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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 Fish in Clay Pot (Ca Kho To)

Braised Fish in Clay Pot (Ca Kho To)

There are some classic foods that remind us of our youth and this is the dish that transports me back in time.  Perhaps it’s the uniqueness of this dish that makes it stand out in my mind or perhaps it’s when I think about this dish I am reminded of my Mom’s boundless energy and painstaking efforts to cook […]

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Tofu in Tomato Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Ca) - Just Like Mom's Recipe | runawayrice.com

Tofu in Tomato Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Ca)

This Tofu in Tomato Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Ca) recipe is one of my favorite childhood dishes.  The hearty tofu is cooked in a tangy and slightly sweet tomato sauce and it is pure comfort food.  The tofu is commonly deep-fried in this recipe.  However, my Mom, in all of her wisdom, minimized the deep-frying and […]

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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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