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Ginger Fish Sauce: Zesty and Tangy this Dipping Sauce is bursting with fresh flavors! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Ginger Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam Gung)

Ginger Fish Sauce is a tangy and sweet dipping sauce made of fresh ginger, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice. A bit thicker than the traditional fish sauce dipping sauce, this zesty sauce is often served with chicken and duck. Bites of poultry are dipped into this amazing sauce for a flavor explosion that is […]

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Tender Pork Spare Ribs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce--this dish is amazingly good and so simple to make!

Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs (Suon Xao Chua Ngot)

This dish of pork spare ribs cooked with a zesty sweet and sour sauce, bell peppers and sweet onions is a wonderfully comforting and satisfying.  It’s easy to make and you can serve this delicious stir-fry over rice for a simple meal or pair with a hearty soup for a truly belly-warming Vietnamese meal.  Enjoy! Notes on the Recipe, […]

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Enjoy these refreshing spring rolls with a sweet and savory dipping sauce!

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper.  My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

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Sweet and Tangy--these ribs are mouth-watering!

Asian-Style Beef Short Ribs (Suon Nuong)

Love ribs but not quite sure how to make them?  This easy recipe makes perfectly tender, juicy and flavorful ribs.  We finish the ribs on the grill to get that nice charred taste and then top it off with a generous amount of a sweet and savory glaze.  Is your mouth-watering yet? Notes on the recipe Usually when making these ribs […]

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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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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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These tasty Vietnamese beef meatballs can be served as an appetizer with a dipping sauce or added to soups, noodles soups, stir frys and more!

Beef Meatballs (Bo Vien)

If this is your first time trying these Vietnamese meatballs you may be surprised by the consistency.  They are not soft like American or Italian meatballs.  On the contrary, they are springy and sometimes described as “rubbery”–but in a good way.  There’s a specific Vietnamese word “dai” to describe the consistency of these beef meatballs.  […]

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Satay Chili Paste

Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te)

Everyone who knows me knows that I love spicy foods.  I am so addicted and crave the spice so much that I often carry my favorite hot sauce around in my handbag so it’s always handy.  This chili paste is my favorite not because it’s super spicy but because it has lots of flavor.  The name should […]

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Braised Seitan and Vegetables

Braised Seitan and Vegetables (Mi Can Kho Chay)

More and more of us are choosing to be part-time vegetarians these days including myself.  By this I mean we’ve adopted a day each week, Meatless Mondays, or 1 or 2 days each month when we don’t eat meat.  Whether you’re vegetarian for personal beliefs, health reasons or simply trying to reduce your carbon footprint, kudos to you!  It’s a […]

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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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