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Spicy Stir-Fried Crab Claws - these claws are cut and scored making them so much easier to open!

Spicy Stir-Fried Crab Legs (Cua Xao Gung Ot)

During the summertime I love dining outside and am always looking for casual meals to take outdoors.  So I love dishes where everything can be made in one big wok or pot and then taken right to the table.   This Spicy Stir-Fried Crab Legs is that perfect summertime dish.  Quick and easy to make, these crab […]

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Vietnamese Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho Gung) - fragrant and fresh ginger with a savory sauce!

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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Roast Duck

Roast Duck (Vit Quay)

This unique roasting method that I am about to share will be the only way you’ll roast duck forever more.  The traditional recipes for roasting a duck are time-consuming and laborious.  It requires constant babysitting, flipping and rotating to get the bird to brown evenly.  Then after all that work, you have a duck that looks […]

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Dipping Sauce Trio

Dipping Sauces (Nuoc Cham) – 3 Essential Recipes

Here’s a trio of delicious dipping sauces to serve with your favorite spring rolls, lettuce wraps, sandwiches, etc… The sauces can also be used as salad dressings or as meat marinades.  The Honey Lemongrass Lime goes great with chicken or fish.  The Hoisin Sesame Ginger is amazing with pork.  The Spicy Peanut which seems to be everyone’s favorite goes […]

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Sticky Rice Balls in Ginger Syrup (Che Troi Nuoc)

This warm dessert is by far one of my favorite treats.  The slightly chewy, sticky dough with its mealy bean filling and oh-so-sweet ginger syrup is a heavenly combination.  This decadently sweet dessert brings back fond childhood memories for me.  My Mom made this every year around Tet/Lunar New Year and since I had it just once […]

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