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Stir Fried Egg Noodles

Stir-Fried Egg Noodles (Mi Xao Mem)

This scrumptious dish with abundant egg noodles, vegetables and roast pork is my go-to-dish when there’s a potluck at work, a gathering of girlfriends for good food and gossip or an easy buffet-style dinner with family and friends.  I find this dish to be universally appealing even with pickiest or less than adventurous eaters.  I think it’s because everyone loves noodles!  I […]

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Grilled Shrimp (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Grilled Shrimp, Egg Rolls and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha Gio Tom Nuong)

Savory lemongrass grilled shrimp, crispy egg rolls on mounds of springy rice vermicelli and fresh greens–This is a favorite dish among those dining out mainly because it’s perceived as complicated with all of the different ingredients.  Yes, this dish requires a lot of ingredients and component recipes but it’s truly simple and consists of some very basic Viet recipes:  Rice Vermicelli, […]

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Savory Sticky Rice Stuffing

Sticky Rice “Stuffing”

Are you in need of a dish to bring to a holiday meal that is sure to please all palates?  Perhaps you’re seeking a dish with some Asian pizzazz for your holiday dinner.  Well friends, this super simple dish is for you!  It’s a stuffing (or dressing as some call it) recipe that has the scrumptious seasonal flavors […]

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Won Ton Noodle Soup (Mi Hoanh Thanh)

Won Ton Noodle Soup (Mi Hoanh Thanh)

As the weather cools I gravitate toward soupy dishes and my favorite soups always have lots of noodles like this delicious Won Ton Noodle Soup.  The soup is quite eclectic with its variety of ingredients.  It has hearty meat-filled dumplings, savory roast pork, succulent shrimp, leafy greens, oodles of egg noodles, sprigs of fresh herbs and a sautéed garlic topping to add the right amount […]

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Sticky Rice and Hominy (Xoi Bap) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Hominy (Xoi Bap)

Sticky Rice or Xoi is a staple ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine.  What can I say, we are carb-lovers with our abundant variety of rice, noodles and doughs.  The glutinous, slightly chewy texture of the sticky rice is pure comfort food.  And since sticky rice is mild in flavor, it goes well with just about everything!  This recipe pairs sticky […]

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Grilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli

Grilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli (Bun Cha)

This dish is the perfect combination of smokey grilled meats, springy rice noodle, fresh herbs and tangy pickles.  Of course we can’t forget the essential dipping sauce which brings the whole dish together.  Serve it as a cold salad by mixing all the ingredients together.  Add the dipping sauce just before serving or serve on […]

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Vermicelli Soup with Chicken, Pork Roll and Egg (Bun Thang) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vermicelli Soup with Chicken, Steamed Pork Roll and Egg (Bun Thang)

When I moved away for college, this was the dish I made regularly.  With its hearty broth, rice vermicelli, shredded chicken, steamed pork roll, fried eggs and fresh greens, this soup was (and still is) the perfect combination of Viet flavors.  It’s a dish that was pretty simple to make and I felt good about cooking some authentic Vietnamese food for myself.  My recipe […]

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Stir-Fried Seafood Noodles (Hu Tieu Xao Do Bien) - Restaurant-Style Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Stir-Fried Seafood Noodles (Hu Tieu Xao Do Bien)

Stir-Fried Seafood Noodles (Hu Tieu Xao Do Bien) is a dish made with thick rice noodles stir-fried with abundant vegetables and tasty seafood. Every time I see this scrumptious dish on a menu I have to resist ordering it because I know it’s so much better and healthier when made at home.  One of my biggest […]

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Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) - Quick Rice Cooker Method | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) – Quick Rice Cooker Method

This recipe for Sticky Rice and Mung Bean (Xoi Xeo) is a classic Vietnamese breakfast dish. Sticky Rice is made from glutinous or sweet rice. It’s typically steamed and combined with some variety of beans and then topped with chopped peanuts, shredded coconut and fried onions for a sweet and savory taste. My recipe shortcut is to […]

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