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Sauted Summer Corn and Fresh Shrimp (Bap Xao Tom) - Enjoy summer's best flavors with this easy recipe! | runawayrice.com

Sautéed Summer Corn and Fresh Shrimp (Bap Xao Tom)

Give your corn dishes a reboot with this Sautéed Summer Corn and Fresh Shrimp recipe. Fresh sweet corn is cut from the cob and then quickly cooked with juicy shrimp, garlic, butter and green onions in a dish that celebrates all the best summertime flavors. This dish is too good to pass up. Super-easy to make, it can be served as a […]

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Savory Fresh Spring Rolls with Chinese Sausage, Jicama, Carrots, Shrimp and Egg with a delicious Dipping Sauce (Bo Bia) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Fresh Spring Rolls with Chinese Sausage (Bo Bia)

Crunchy jicama and carrots, crisp green leaf lettuce, fragrant Thai basil layered with savory Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and delicate egg ribbons are all wrapped in delicate rice paper making truly mouth-watering and refreshing spring rolls. The variety and abundance of colorful ingredients are what make these fresh spring rolls so unique and amazing! Serve these delicious rolls with a homemade sweet and […]

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Mango Salad with Shrimp - refreshing flavorful salad, super easy to make | recipe from runawayrice.com

Mango Shrimp Salad (Goi Xoai Tom)

Refreshing and light, this flavorful salad is made with unripened mangoes–which is crunchy and slightly tart, succulent shrimp, fragrant fresh herbs and spicy jalapenos and then drizzled with a zesty and sweet fish sauce dressing. If you love these bold flavors and textures, you’ll want to try this recipe. If you’re familiar with these flavors and drooling already, my work here is done! 🙂 Hope […]

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A Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Day)--Vietnamese ham layered between sticky rice cakes | recipe from runawayrice.com

Steamed Rice Cakes and Pork Roll (Banh Day / Giay)

With this easy recipe, you can make Steamed Rice Cakes and Pork Roll (Banh Day / Giay), thick-sliced pork roll layered between two steamed glutinous rice cakes, in no time at all. Call it a Vietnamese sandwich, the Steamed Rice Cakes and Pork Roll (Banh Day / Giay) are tasty treats and full of flavor and fun […]

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Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad (Bo Tai Chanh), recipe from runawayrice.com

Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad (Bo Tai Chanh)

Flavorful and refreshing, this tasty Rare Beef in Lime Juice Salad is the perfect nom nom food. The minimally cooked beef is tender and succulent. The lime juice is fresh and distinct but not at all overwhelming and the fragrant assorted herbs are what pulls this entire dish together. Serve atop sesame rice crackers, rice chips or tortilla chips, this dish makes one amazing appetizer! Enjoy! Notes on the Recipe, […]

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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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Cured Fermented Pork / Nem Chua served with Vietnamese coriander, red chilies and garlic slices | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cured / Fermented Pork (Nem Chua)

If dishes could be classified as masculine or feminine, Cured Pork or Fermented Pork is a manly dish because it’s a favorite snack with the men when they’re hanging out and drinking beers.  The tartness of the appetizer in contrast to the cold, often bitter beer, spicy garlic and chilies is an addicting combination.  If you’re […]

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Fresh Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Sausage (Nem Nuong Cuon) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper.  My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

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So easy to make these delicious Grilled Pork Sausages are perfect for summertime grilling!

Grilled Pork Sausages (Nem Nuong)

I love making these homemade Grilled Pork Sausages (Nem Nuong) because I can control exactly what goes in them.  No random animal parts, preservatives or red food coloring in this recipe.  It’s super simple and you’ll love the way these sausages taste.  This is a great meat dish to grill for your outdoor events but they […]

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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)

Steamed Pork Buns (Banh Bao) are the most universally appealing snack and you’ll love this easy recipe.  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 […]

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