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Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me) - this unique Vietnamese dipping sauce is perfect combination of tart, spicy and sweet. It's goes perfectly with fish and seafood!

Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Me)

If you’ve had this tangy, spicy and slightly sweet sauce, just the thought of it should start you salivating.  Made of tamarind, garlic, red chilies, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce this sauce is a unique combination of tart and sweet.  A tantalizing concoction, this sauce is typically served with baked fish wrapped in rice paper and […]

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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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5-Spice Beer Can Chicken (Ga Nuong Ngu Vi Huong)

5-Spice Beer Can Chicken (Ga Nuong Ngu Vi Huong)

Cooking a chicken on a beer can may seem gimmicky but you will be amazed at how tender and juicy the chicken comes out using this cooking method.  Every time I cook a chicken this way I am amazed with how simple the recipe is and how it never fails to wow my guests.  The rub with […]

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Lemongrass Beef over Rice Noodles (Bun Bo Xao)

This popular Vietnamese dish is wonderfully fragrant and tasty–best of all, it’s easy to make! The lemongrass adds great flavor to the beef and the generous use of fresh herbs and vegetables makes this dish so light and refreshing it’s often called a “salad”. If you’re short on time, buy frozen minced lemongrass at your […]

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Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Traditional Recipe) (Nuoc Mam Cham)

I call this our “awesome sauce” and every family has a unique recipe.  I’ve had many versions of this Viet dipping sauce and found every one likes this special fish sauce mixture a different way. There are variations to the acids used from different vinegars (distilled, rice wine, etc.) to lime or lemon juice.  Different brands of fish sauce have varying intensities and some […]

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