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Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu) - fragrant infused oil for your favorite Viet dishes | recipe from runawayrice.com

Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu)

This easy recipe for Annatto Oil is one every home cook should learn. Annatto Oil is an essential ingredient in many Asian and Latin dishes. Mild tasting and fragrant, the oil adds vibrant orange-red color to foods. Unlike chemical food colors and dyes, Annatto Oil is all-natural. The pebble-like Annatto seeds impart beautiful red color […]

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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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Satay Chili Paste (Ot Sa Te) - Spicy Good! | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh) - Super easy to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Scallion Oil (Mo Hanh)

We’ve all seen these chopped scallions cooked in oil atop rice plates and as garnishes for noodles, meats and fish.  It adds a fresh onion flavor and a vibrant pop of color to any dish or meal.  This simple condiment is the easiest thing to make and one of the essential recipes every good cook should […]

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Sweet and Sour Sauce (Sot Chua Ngot)

Sweet and Sour Sauce (Sot Chua Ngot)

This dipping sauce seems to be everyone’s favorite–at least in my circle of family and friends.  I have some family members who will not eat egg rolls without this delectable sauce and I serve it almost as frequently as my Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce.  This recipe is really easy and fast to make.  My secret ingredient (well, not so […]

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Honey Soy Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honey Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Just a few ingredients whisked together–it doesn’t get any easier than this!  This sweet, savory and tangy sauce makes an amazing dipping sauce for spring rolls and lettuce wraps, a tasty marinade for meats or a wonderful condiment for rice or other foods.  It’s a great alternative to the sauces made with fish sauce if you’re […]

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Coconut Sauce

Coconut Sauce (Nuoc Dua)

Coconut sauce is the Asian version of whipped cream.  It’s a delicious, creamy and sweet topping for many Asian desserts.  This is a fundamental recipe every cook should master because you’ll use it again and again.  My recipe is not super sweet and I add a bit of salt to balance the sugar.  Feel free to add more […]

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Delicious homemade mayo | recipe from runawayrice.com

Mayonnaise

No sandwich is complete without this delicious and creamy spread. I call mayonnaise “food lube” because it adds the needed silkiness and moisture to foods. As convenient as it is to buy mayo, have you ever thought about making it yourself? Why you ask? I’ll give you two reasons: 1) You know exactly what goes into it. There’s no artificial flavors or preservatives. 2) You […]

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Vodka 5-Spices Marinade | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom)

This 5-spice marinade is an easy to make, must-have seasoning.  It works wonderfully with all types of meats and seafood.  Add a splash to noodles and veggie stir-frys to perk up the flavors.  I love the fragrant yet subtle taste.  Go ahead and make a few extra bottles and give them to your family and […]

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