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Pork and Shrimp Clear Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu) - amazing soup with a plethora of meats and fresh vegetables | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pork and Shrimp Clear Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu)

This recipe for Pork and Shrimp Clear Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu) makes a hearty dish with three varieties of pork, shrimp, hard-boiled quail eggs, herbs, vegetables and translucent noodles in a rich stock. Loaded with a little of everything, the clear noodles are deliciously slippery and chewy and the assorted meats are a protein-lover’s dream. […]

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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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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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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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Delicious Savory Crepes Served with Fresh Herbs and Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Sizzling Savory Crepes (Banh Xeo)

It looks like an omelette but is often called a pancake or crepe.  “Banh” means cake and “Xeo” means sizzle–that’s the sound the batter makes when it’s poured into the hot skillet.  So “Sizzle Cake” is translated here to Sizzling Savory Crepes.   Whatever you call it,  these savory cakes made from a rice flour batter, filled with meat, […]

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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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Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Just like Cheesecake Factory Appetizer | recipe from runawayrice.com

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you need a tasty dish with lots of pizzazz, look no further! These Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps are beautiful when assembled, absolutely scrumptious and so much fun to eat. There’s something so carefree (and messy!) about eating with your fingers and this is the perfect dish for you to just dig in. Grab a […]

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Clean and Lean Salad with Honey Lemongrass Dressing | recipe from runawayrice.com

Clean and Lean Salad

I love the simplicity of this Clean and Lean Salad and the refreshing taste. The juicy vegetables gives this salad such great crunch.  The best part is–it makes you feel good about eating something good for you! If you need some protein or want to make it a meal, add pan-fried tofu or grilled chicken. Try this delicious salad with the […]

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