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Coconut Macaroons-the easiest cookies to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coconut Macaroons (Banh Dua)

Just a few pantry staples and fresh eggs are all that is needed to make these delicious drop cookies loaded with coconut flakes. This recipe is not overly sweet and has a splash of lime juice which gives the cookies a hint of tartness and lovely citrusy aroma. Super easy to make, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in […]

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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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A delicious dessert you don't have to feel guilty about eating - check out this diet-friendly recipe!

Plantains, Cassava and Tapioca Pearls Dessert (Che Chuoi Khoai Mi Bot Bang)

This scrumptious Viet dessert is made with plantains and cassava cooked into a sweet and creamy tapioca pudding.  For those not familiar with this dessert, it is decadently sweet and rich thanks to the generous use of sugar and coconut milk as per the traditional recipe.  As good as the first bite always tastes,  I find this dessert to be overly sweet […]

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Sweet Mung Bean Pudding Topped with Creamy Coconut Sauce (Che Tao Soan/Che Dau Xanh) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sweet Mung Bean Pudding (Che Tao Soan, Che Dau Xanh)

Sweet Mung Bean Pudding, a classic Viet dessert, is the perfect treat when you want to make yourself something a little indulgent or need a simple dessert everyone will enjoy.  All of the ingredients are pantry staples and so making this dessert doesn’t require much shopping or advanced planning.  You just need to soak the beans ahead […]

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Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Sweet and Salty Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)

Toasted sesame seeds, crushed roasted peanuts, a little sugar and a bit of salt–a simple combination that just excites my taste buds.  This delicious topping is commonly enjoyed on various sticky rice (xoi, a staple in the Viet diet) dishes and desserts.  I always have this sweet and savory mixture handy in my cupboard.  2 […]

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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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