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Check out the recipe and learn the tricks for making this look like pork.

Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu)

I love seitan and have touted its versatility as a tasty meat substitute in earlier posts.  I’ve shared the basic seitan recipe and the one below is essentially the same except for two things:  1) we add soy sauce to the water to give it color and saltiness 2) we use a bit more baking powder to give it a […]

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Tamarind is what put the sour in this delicious soup.

Sour Soup with Fish (Canh Chua Ca)

Sour Soup?  The word “sour” may be off-putting to some and not a taste that is immediately appealing.  The name of this dish is the direct translation for this soup’s Vietnamese name “Canh Chua” but some subtleties get lost in translation.  I’d rather call this “Perfectly Balanced Tart, Savory, and Sweet with Abundant Vegetables and Hearty Fish Soup” […]

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Yampi Root/Yam Soup with Shrimp (Canh Khoai Mo) -- garnish with Rice Paddy Herb for a pop of freshness and flavor!

Yampi Root / Yam Soup (Canh Khoai Mo)

I’ve always been fascinated by the creamy, silkiness of Yampi Soup (Canh Khoai Mo).  The fact that this unique slippery texture comes from a root vegetable is equally intriguing.  What exactly is this mysterious vegetable?  My research tells me this vegetable, called the Yampi Root, is a tuber in the yam family.  It’s called by many different […]

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These tasty Vietnamese beef meatballs can be served as an appetizer with a dipping sauce or added to soups, noodles soups, stir frys and more!

Beef Meatballs (Bo Vien)

This recipe for Vietnamese Beef Meatballs (Bo Vien) is easy to make at home and delicious! If this is your first time trying Vietnamese Beef Meatballs you may be surprised by the consistency.  They are not soft like American or Italian meatballs.  On the contrary, they are springy and sometimes described as “rubbery”–but in a good […]

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Pan-Fried Seitan (Mock Meat) (Mi Can Chien) - Healthy and Easy To Make | recipe from runawayrice.com

Seitan: Mock Meat (Mi Can)

If you’re on the quest for vegetarian options, you may be interested in trying Seitan, a meat alternative made from wheat gluten.  Seitan isn’t new; it’s been around for over two thousand years with origins in China.  With its mild taste, chewy texture and high protein content, it’s a great substitute for meat.  Like tofu, it’s really easy to […]

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Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet) with Dried Carrot and Radish Pickles (Dua Mon) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet)

Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Tet) are must-have foods for Vietnamese New Year / Tet. There are many variations on the filling, some sweet and others savory. This recipe is the savory version with a mung bean and pork filling. Unlike their square-shaped siblings, Square Sticky Rice and Mung Bean Cakes (Banh Chung), these cakes are smaller, cylindrical and […]

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Won Ton Noodle Soup (Mi Hoanh Thanh) | recipe from runawayrice.com

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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Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien)

This Spinach and Shrimp Balls Soup (Canh Rau Spinach voi Tom Vien) recipe makes a light and healthy dish your whole family will enjoy. Forget about eating frozen overly processed shrimp balls. (They taste like rubber!) These homemade shrimp balls are easy to make and so healthy. Don’t worry if the balls aren’t perfectly round. They aren’t meant […]

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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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