This Vodka 5-Spice Marinade is easy to make and a must-have seasoning. It works wonderfully with all types of meats and seafood. Add a splash to noodles and veggie stir-fries to perk up the flavors. I love the fragrant yet subtle taste. Go ahead and make a few extra bottles and give them to your […]
Here’s a delicious pickled vegetables recipe made with bean sprouts, carrots, green scallions and chives. Not as tart as most pickles, they are satisfyingly crunchy and quite refreshing. Serve these pickled beans sprouts as an appetizer or as a side dish with your favorite savory dishes. These pickles are often the companion dish for Braised Pork and Eggs. […]
If you’re bored with the standby salad dressings, here’s a flavor infusion to tantalize your taste buds. This easy dressing is made with just a few ingredients. You can find lemongrass paste in the produce section of your grocery store. Mine was packaged in a 4-ounce tube, similar to toothpaste. The product lists the first two […]
This recipe is a great vegetarian alternative to dipping sauces made with fish sauce. I use a gluten-free tamari which I find has a smoother, mellower taste than traditional soy sauce. This recipe uses ingredients similar to my fish sauce dipping sauce but I substitute rice wine vinegar for the distilled vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is sweeter […]
Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Cham) is called the “awesome sauce” and every family has a unique recipe. I’ve had many versions of this quintessential dipping sauce and found every one likes this special fish sauce mixture a different way. There are variations to the acids used from different vinegars (distilled, rice wine, etc.) to lime or lemon juice. Different […]
Addicted to the Dipping Sauce for Fresh Spring Rolls (Nuoc Tuong)? It’s so amazing, the perfect combination of savory and sweet and fresh spring rolls are incomplete without this special sauce. In this recipe post, I share secret ingredients to getting that deliciously unique taste. It takes just a few pantry ingredients and a few […]
Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) are staple Vietnamese condiments and this easy refrigerator pickle recipe is so easy. This dynamic duo accompanies every Vietnamese rice plate and banh mi/baguette sandwich.
This 7up Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Cham) recipe is super easy and tastes awesome. My shortcut ingredient is lemon-lime flavored soda. The soda has just the right combination of citrus and sugar making a nicely balanced fish sauce dipping sauce. Just add fish sauce to your taste and voila, the perfect 7up […]