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Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu)

I love seitan and have touted its versatility as a tasty meat substitute in earlier posts.  I’ve shared the basic seitan recipe and the one below is essentially the same except for two things:  1) we add soy sauce to the water to give it color and saltiness 2) we use a bit more baking powder to give it a […]

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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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Steamed Pork Buns with Savory Ground Pork, Chinese Sausage and Eggs--a great quick meal or snack! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Pork Buns (Banh Bao)

I think I’ve discovered one of the most universally appealing snacks.  While working on this post, I was searching for a few alternative names for this fluffy, steamed bun filled with savory meats.  To my pleasant surprise, I learned these delectable buns are quite well-loved in Asian cuisine and are known by many different names.  Here are just a […]

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Won Ton Noodle Soup (Mi Hoanh Thanh)

Won Ton Noodle Soup (Mi Hoanh Thanh)

As the weather cools I gravitate toward soupy dishes and my favorite soups always have lots of noodles like this delicious Won Ton Noodle Soup.  The soup is quite eclectic with its variety of ingredients.  It has hearty meat-filled dumplings, savory roast pork, succulent shrimp, leafy greens, oodles of egg noodles, sprigs of fresh herbs and a sautéed garlic topping to add the right amount […]

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Piggy Mooncakes (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Piggy Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong)

Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu) is just around the corner and I have mooncakes on the brain.  For those not familiar with mooncakes, they are the baked delicacy for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  These delicious cakes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but what they have in common are rich, dense fillings wrapped in a thin, tender pastry dough stamped […]

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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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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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