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Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer / Bo Xao Lan Served with Crunchy Sesame Rice Crackers and Cold Beer | recipe from runawayrice.com

Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer (Bo Xao Lan)

This recipe for Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer is a tasty dish to serve with drinks at a casual gathering. Delicious chunks of tender beef are marinated with savory spices and stir-fried with red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and bean thread noodle and then served atop toasted sesame rice crackers. Flavorful and hearty, this Beef Stir-Fry Appetizer […]

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Crab and Salted Eggs Meatloaf (Cha Cua Trung Muoi) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Crab and Salted Egg Yolks Meatloaf (Cha Cua Trung Muoi)

Savory and delicious, this dish has all the bold flavors we love–tender crab, briny eggs, springy noodles and vegetables plus it’s a cinch to make with this no-fail recipe. What can be better than a hearty meatloaf dish for those busy nights when you need a hot and tasty dish that is easy to prepare and cook? Steaming the […]

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Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon) - Classic Vietnamese Savory Snack | recipe from runawayrice.com

Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon)

This Savory Rolled Cakes (Banh Cuon) recipe 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 […]

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Jellied Pork (Thịt Đông) served with Pickled Mustard Greens | recipe from runawayrice.com

Jellied Pork (Thịt Đông)

If you are not familiar with this dish, it may look rather unusual.  What is this exactly?  Meat-filled snow globes?  Fossilized pork parts?  Interestingly, this dish of jellied meat is not distinct to just Asian cuisine, but is also popular in Eastern and Western European cuisine as well.  The traditional recipes use meats with cartilage such as hocks, feet, tails, […]

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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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Hot Pastry Pies (Pate Chaud)

These French-inspired savory hot pastry pies are filled with ground meat and vegetables and then baked to a beautiful golden brown color.  The typical recipe uses ground pork with a puff pastry dough.  My version is a lighter and healthier option.  Any ground meat works well in this recipe but I especially like lean ground turkey or chicken.  I […]

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Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake (Banh Gio) - Easy, Delicious Shortcut Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake (Banh Gio)

Often I crave my favorite Viet dishes but don’t have the time to make them as per the traditional recipes.  This Steamed Minced Meat Rice Cake is one of those dishes where the prep time can be a bit daunting.  Called Banh Gio, this savory cake is typically individually wrapped in banana leaves in the shape of a pyramid.  Although knowing […]

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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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Egg Meatloaf / Egg Cake (Cha Trung)| recipe from runawayrice.com

Egg Meatloaf (Cha Trung) – Easy, Bake Method

Here’s a simple, no-fail recipe for Vietnamese Egg Meatloaf, often called Egg Cake. In this recipe twist, I show you how to bake the meatloaf instead of steaming it. It’s really easy and the Egg Meatloaf comes out moist and delicious. By the way, this meat mixture is really versatile and used as a filling in many Vietnamese dishes […]

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