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Assorted Vietnamese Herbs | runawayrice.com

Quick Guide to Vietnamese Herbs

Herbs add such wonderful aroma, flavor and color to foods that it’s no wonder they’re such integral ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine. Without the inclusion of certain herbs, a dish could be rendered completely lacking and unappetizing. Can you imagine having Chicken Pho or Beef Pho without Thai basil? Just the lovely aroma of Thai basil conjures to mind a big, […]

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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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A vegetarian version of a Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef, this is meat-free and full of flavor. | recipe from runawayrice.com | recipe from runawayrice.com

Lemongrass Tofu and Rice Noodles (Bun Dau Hu Xao)

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Lemongrass Beef and Rice Noodles.  It is so refreshingly light and flavorful with the aromatic lemongrass, fresh greens and herbs and springy noodles.  When I decided to focus more on a vegetarian diet, this was one of the first dishes I revamped by substituting the beef for tofu.  Believe me, you won’t […]

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Full of aromatic spices and robust flavor, this Viet-style Beef Stew is belly-warming good!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

I love the simplicity of slow cooker meals and I am always looking to revamp some traditional Vietnamese dishes using an appliance most of us have.  Using a slower cooker is so effortless and if you’re busy like me, every bit of time-savings is a blessing.  With this easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Bo Kho) recipe, you can […]

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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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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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Vegetarian  Spring Rolls

Vegetarian Fresh Spring Rolls (Bi Cuon Chay)

I love these vegetarian spring rolls even more than the meaty version with pork and shrimp. These refreshing rolls are a vegetarian’s delight with jicama, yams, carrots, tofu and bean thread noodle tossed in fragrant roasted rice powder.  If you’ve never had roasted rice powder, this is a wonderful recipe for you to be introduced […]

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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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Grilled Pork Sandwich (Banh Mi Thit Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Grilled Pork Sandwich (Banh Mi Thit Nuong)

Vietnamese sandwiches are very mainstream these days with everyone calling them by their Viet name “Banh Mi”.  As with most sandwiches, the filling possibilities are endless.  This recipe for Grilled Pork Sandwich is my absolute favorite with the marinated, grilled pork tenderloin, homemade mayonnaise, creamy pate, fresh cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, and tangy carrot and Daikon pickles between crusty French […]

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