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A wonderful sweet treat to enjoy with afternoon tea!

Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong)

I shared a brittle version of this candy not too long ago.  (Check out the link for my Peanut Candy recipe.)  After posting the brittle recipe, I received numerous requests for the chewier version, so here it is–finally.  This recipe for Chewy Sesame Peanut candy is softer and more tender for those who don’t like hard candy […]

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Super simple recipe, super tasty dish!

Braised Pork and Shrimp (Thit Kho Tep)

This Braised Pork and Shrimp dish is a delicious example of the bold flavors intrinsic to Vietnamese cuisine.  It’s an easy dish with simple ingredients but is truly unique tasting.  Braising or “Kho” is a popular Viet method for cooking savory meat dishes.  The cooking technique allows the meat and shrimp to absorb the savory and slightly sweet sauce as it is cooked.  Caramelizing […]

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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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Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong)

Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong)

Candy is probably one of the things you’ve never attempted to make at home.  Perhaps you’re concerned about burning sugar or think you need a candy thermometer.  Perhaps it’s easier to just go buy it.  Well my friends, if you wish to change your mindset, here is a super easy candy recipe for you to try!  My shortcut […]

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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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Delicious and Simple Mung Bean Dessert (Che Dau Xanh) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Mung Bean Dessert (Che Dau Xanh)

This Vietnamese dessert (Che Dau Xanh) made of mung beans is the easiest dessert to make. Are you thinking…beans? for dessert? Yes, beans are a very common ingredient in Asian desserts and pastries. Often the beans are cooked, mashed and mixed with sugar and coconut milk to make a yummy filling for cakes and pastries. This recipe is as […]

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