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Cho Kho Mung Bean Pudding Cake

Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)

Silky mung bean pudding allowed to set into a soft cake becomes a simple but tasty sweet treat. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts during this festive […]

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Briny and delicious, these Salted Eggs are simply amazing! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Salted Eggs (Trung Muoi)

If you’ve never had Salted Eggs, you’re in for a treat. These briny eggs will wake-up your taste buds and have you craving this unique yet simple dish. In this recipe, chicken (or ducks) eggs are soaked in brine and spices permeating them with salty goodness. The eggs can then be hard-boiled, steamed, fried or used as ingredients in other […]

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No preservatives or additives, just all wholesome goodness!

Soy Milk (Sua Dau Nanh)

Soy milk has become so mainstream that it’s now very easy to find.  Every coffee shop and most restaurants now offer it as an alternative to cow’s milk.  Health food stores are fully stocked with a wide variety of soy milks in different flavors.  I’ve tried most of the products on the market.  They are good, inexpensive and quite convenient.  If you have […]

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For the seafood lover--this noodle salad is absolutely delish!

Glass Noodle Salad with Seafood (Goi Mien Tron Hai San)

Nothing is better on a hot summer day than having a cool meal to chase away the heat.  Abundant noodles with a medley of vegetables and seafood in a light dressing makes this dish super scrumptious and refreshing.  This noodle salad is so easy to toss together and can be served as a main meal or appetizer.  If you […]

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Assorted Vietnamese Herbs | runawayrice.com

Quick Guide to Vietnamese Herbs

Herbs add such wonderful aroma, flavor and color to foods that it’s no wonder they’re such integral ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine. Without the inclusion of certain herbs, a dish could be rendered completely lacking and unappetizing. Can you imagine having Chicken or Beef Noodle Soup (Pho) without Thai basil? Just the lovely aroma of Thai basil conjures to mind a big, […]

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Freshly made, these savory cakes are perfect as a snack or meal!

Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon)

This dish brings back fond memories of cooking with my Mom when I was a child.  She would set up a station in our kitchen and we would make hundreds of these Savory Rolled Cakes to enjoy that day and to save for quick meals later.  My Mom would pour the batter and flip out the cakes.  […]

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Quick and easy to make, you'll love the silky texture.

Taro Smoothie (Sinh To Khoai Mon)

Now you can enjoy delicious Taro Smoothie at home with this easy recipe.  Making this tasty chilled drink at home means you have control over the fat and sugar levels and ultimately the calories.  This is already a health-conscious recipe but there are still lots of options.  For the milk, feel free to use almond milk, coconut milk or cream instead of cow’s […]

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Grilled to perfection and absolutely mouth-watering!

Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaves (Bo La Lot)

This is a favorite summertime dish because I can make it on the grill, a cooking method I just love because it gives foods such a tasty, smoky aroma.  Betel leaves are a tender green with a fragrant aroma and a slightly bitter taste.  The leaf is sturdy and when grilled gets a bit charred which further […]

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Pandan Waffle Cone with Ice Cream

Pandan Waffle Cones and Cookies

Summertime is here so let’s kick-off the season with everyone’s favorite warm weather treat.  I shared the recipe for homemade ice cream earlier.  Now to complete the pairing, I am sharing the recipe for homemade waffle cones.  These waffle cones are a bit non-traditional and inspired by the Vietnamese sweet treat, Pandan Waffles (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa).  Infused […]

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A vegetarian version of a Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef, this is meat-free and full of flavor. | recipe from runawayrice.com | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemongrass Tofu and Rice Noodles (Bun Dau Hu Xao)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Lemongrass Beef and Rice Noodles.  It is so refreshingly light and flavorful with the aromatic lemongrass, fresh greens and herbs and springy noodles.  When I decided to focus more on a vegetarian diet, this was one of the first dishes I revamped by substituting the beef for tofu.  Believe me, you won’t […]

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