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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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Deliciously Unique Asian-Inspired Caramel Apples | recipe from runawayrice.com

Asian-Inspired Caramel Apples

This is a fun twist on the traditional caramel apple. In this recipe, I am using dried Asian fruits instead of the typical candy and cookie toppings. These delicious apples are a healthier version and the kiddies and grown-ups will love them. How about bringing these delicious treats to your next Halloween party? Notes on the Recipe, Tips and […]

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Vietnamese Flan Custard Banh Flan) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vietnamese Custard (Banh Flan)

This chilled, silky sweet treat is my go-to dessert when I am cooking for friends because I can make it the day before.  My recipe is a healthier version of the traditional Vietnamese Flan.  I tweaked the recipe by eliminating (fatty) condensed milk, reducing sugar, and substituting 2% milk. (Save those calories for another splurge!)  Just 5 ingredients, this […]

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