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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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Yampi Root/Yam Soup with Shrimp (Canh Khoai Mo) -- garnish with Rice Paddy Herb for a pop of freshness and flavor!

Yampi Root/Yam Soup (Canh Khoai Mo)

I’ve always been fascinated by the creamy, silkiness of this soup.  The fact that this unique slippery texture comes from a root vegetable is equally intriguing.  What exactly is this mysterious vegetable?  My research tells me this vegetable, called the Yampi Root, is a tuber in the yam family.  It’s called by many different names and often […]

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Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien)

Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien)

The recipe Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup makes a light and healthy dish your whole family will enjoy. Forget about eating frozen overly processed shrimp balls. (They taste like rubber!) These homemade shrimp balls are easy to make and so scrumptious. Don’t worry if the balls aren’t perfectly round. They aren’t meant to be in this earthy, hearty […]

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua)

In Vietnamese cuisine, bitterness is not a bad thing but a fundamental food taste.  And so, many Vietnamese dishes incorporate certain vegetables or herbs with a distinct bitter taste.  This hearty soup celebrates bitterness! It is made by coring bitter melon and stuffing it with a ground meat/shrimp filling and then cooking into a tasty soup.  If you […]

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