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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Steamed Pork Buns (Banh Bao) are the most universally appealing snack and you’ll love this easy recipe. While working on this post, I was searching for a few alternative names for this fluffy, steamed bun filled with savory meats. To my pleasant surprise, I learned these delectable buns are quite well-loved in Asian cuisine and are known by many different […]
Eating green papaya is a Viet favorite and using it in salads is a wonderful way to enjoy this tasty tropical fruit. Green papaya, like most green fruit, is unripened and not at all sweet. Green papaya has a really interesting texture–crunchy and slightly chewy. I’ve received numerous requests for papaya salad recipes and often wonder which one is being […]
This dipping sauce seems to be everyone’s favorite–at least in my circle of family and friends. I have some family members who will not eat egg rolls without this delectable sauce and I serve it almost as frequently as my Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce. This recipe is really easy and fast to make. My secret ingredient (well, not so […]
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. […]
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.