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The perfect comfort food! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge (Chao Ga)

Nothing is more soothing than a piping, hot bowl of Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge. Whether it’s a comforting soup to chase away a cold or a hot meal to warm your belly, this is simply the most satisfying dish. Made with basic ingredients in a straightforward recipe, this scrumptious rice soup should be included […]

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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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Tofu in Tomato Sauce (Dau Hu Sot Ca)

This is one of my favorite childhood dishes–the delicious tofu cooked in a tangy and slightly sweet tomato sauce was 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 was always converting recipes to make them healthier and more nutritious.  I grew up […]

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