Cassava and Coconut Milk (Khoai Mi Nuoc Cot Dua) is a scrumptious little snack and this Instant Pot recipe makes it a cinch to cook. Full of tantalizing tastes and textures, this dish features hearty cassava chunks cooked in creamy coconut milk and then served topped with shredded coconut and a sweet and salty nut […]
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Pandan Sticky Rice with Tapioca Paper (Xoi Boc Banh Trang) – Instant Pot Recipe
This recipe for Pandan Sticky Rice with Tapioca Paper (Xoi Boc Banh Trang) makes an amazing snack with all the hearty and comforting flavors we adore: sticky rice infused with Pandan essence, sweet mung bean, fresh shredded coconut and a crunchy nut topping. This treat looks like a taco with tapioca paper folded around a sticky […]
Peanut Sticky Rice (Xoi Dau Phong)
In this simple recipe for Peanut Sticky Rice, glutinous rice is combined with hearty peanuts to make a dish that is delicious and satisfying. Topped with a crunchy peanut sesame topping, it’s a wonderful combination of starchy and mealy with just a touch of sweet and salty.
Kohlrabi Chicken Salad (Goi Su Hao Thit Ga)
This easy recipe makes an amazing Kohlrabi Chicken Salad that is refreshingly, flavorful and light. In this dish, shredded kohlrabi, carrots, chicken and fresh herbs are combined to make a healthy salad with lots of flavor and crunch. If you’ve never had kohlrabi before, this is the perfect dish to get acquainted with this interesting […]
Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)
Make Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho), a silky mung bean pudding set into a soft, sweet cake with this easy recipe. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts […]
How to Roast Sesame Seeds
Roasted sesame seeds are essential ingredients in many recipes and they are so easy to make. Skip the store-bought variety that’s been sitting on the shelf for eons. It takes just minutes to make roasted sesame seeds at home.
Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)
Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival season approaches, I get giddy thinking about making mooncakes. First, I love to bake. Second, I love the artistry of making these cakes. The entire process from making the filling and dough, rolling and stamping the cakes is such a wonderfully creative process. Once done, each cake is unique and truly […]
Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong)
I received lots of requests for a Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong) recipe after sharing the brittle version not too long ago. This wonderful confection, as the name indicates, is softer, chewy and more like a nougat. It’s perfect for those who don’t like hard candy or fear cracking a tooth on these sugary delights.
Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi)
This easy recipe for Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi) features the dynamic duo in Viet cooking: glutinous rice and mung bean. These two ingredients are commonly used to make a variety of sweet and savory dishes. The Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise are super easy to make and unlike some desserts that need […]
Hollow Donuts (Banh Tieu)
I simply adored these donuts, but because they’re deep-fried, I don’t make them very often. So when I allow myself to indulge and make them at home, (usually for the holidays) they’re a special treat. There’s really nothing fancy or exotic about these donuts–no crazy toppings or colorful fillings. The recipe is simple–the slightly sweet dough is dipped in white sesame seeds […]