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Secret ingredients for making flavorful Pork Stock...

Pork Stock (Nuoc Leo)

Aromatic and flavorful Pork Stock can be made easily at home with this recipe. Having a clear golden liquid and rich full-bodied flavor are crucial success factors when making homemade stock. In addition to using good, fresh ingredients, the keys to a beautiful and tasty Pork Stock are the preparation and cooking methods. In this […]

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The perfect comfort food! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge (Chao Ga)

Nothing is more soothing than a piping, hot bowl of Chicken Congee / Rice Porridge. Whether it’s a comforting soup to chase away a cold or a hot meal to warm your belly, this is simply the most satisfying dish. Made with basic ingredients in a straightforward recipe, this scrumptious rice soup should be included […]

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Hearty Vietnamese Fish Soup with Fresh Dill--one of the easiest soups to make!

Fish Soup with Dill (Canh Ca Thi La)

This delicious soup is all about the goodness of using fresh ingredients.  Loaded with chunks of fish, carrots, Daikon radish, tomatoes and fragrant fresh dill, it’s a simple dish you can put together very quickly.  If you’re looking for a new and unique soup your family will love, this is the recipe to try!  The carrots and Daikon radish are a natural sweetener for […]

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Tamarind is what put the sour in this delicious soup.

Sour Soup with Fish (Canh Chua Ca)

Sour Soup?  The word “sour” may be off-putting to some and not a taste that is immediately appealing.  The name of this dish is the direct translation for this soup’s Vietnamese name “Canh Chua” but some subtleties get lost in translation.  I’d rather call this “Perfectly Balanced Tart, Savory, and Sweet with Abundant Vegetables and Hearty Fish Soup” […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock--super simple and super tasty!

Chicken Stock (Nuoc Sup Ga, Nuoc Leo)

Learning how to make a good soup stock is an essential skill every cook should know.  Yes, it’s super easy to just buy cans of stock or broth but nothing tastes better than a slowly-simmered stock made with the freshest ingredients.  With the colder months quickly approaching, having ready-made chicken stock is really convenient when you want to quickly prepare your […]

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Yampi Root/Yam Soup with Shrimp (Canh Khoai Mo) -- garnish with Rice Paddy Herb for a pop of freshness and flavor!

Yampi Root/Yam Soup (Canh Khoai Mo)

I’ve always been fascinated by the creamy, silkiness of Yampi Soup.  The fact that this unique slippery texture comes from a root vegetable is equally intriguing.  What exactly is this mysterious vegetable?  My research tells me this vegetable, called the Yampi Root, is a tuber in the yam family.  It’s called by many different names and often […]

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Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien)

Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien)

This Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien) recipe makes a light and healthy dish your whole family will enjoy. Forget about eating frozen overly processed shrimp balls. (They taste like rubber!) These homemade shrimp balls are easy to make and so healthy. Don’t worry if the balls aren’t perfectly round. They aren’t meant […]

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Vermicelli Soup with Chicken, Pork Roll and Egg (Bun Thang) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vermicelli Soup with Chicken, Steamed Pork Roll and Egg (Bun Thang)

When I moved away for college, this was the dish I made regularly.  With its hearty broth, rice vermicelli, shredded chicken, steamed pork roll, fried eggs and fresh greens, this soup was (and still is) the perfect combination of Viet flavors.  It’s a dish that was pretty simple to make and I felt good about cooking some authentic Vietnamese food for myself.  My recipe […]

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua) - hearty soup with a unique flavors | recipe from runawayrice.com

Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua)

This hearty Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua) soup recipe celebrates bitterness. In Vietnamese cuisine, bitterness is not a bad thing but a fundamental food taste. And so, many Vietnamese dishes incorporate certain vegetables or herbs with a distinct bitter taste.  Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup is made by coring bitter melon and filling it with a ground […]

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