Jn’s Twist on Peking & Roast Duck

Here you go my foodie friends – the Jn’s twist on Peking & Roast Duck. Who’s up for the challenge? Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone. List of Ingredients: 1- 4 lbs Duck Glaze: ¾ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Thick Dark Soy 1 tsp Salt 2 Tbsps Rice Wine (any brand would work) ½ Cup…

Jn Grilled Coconut Chicken Skewers

Struggling to find something special to make for the upcoming long weekend? How about some Grilled Coconut Chicken Skewers? These are so flavorful and a fantastic finger-licking treat. Check it out! Jn Grilled Coconut Skewers List of Ingredients: 4 lbs Boneless & Skinless Chicken meat (~12 Drums or Thigh meat) 12 Bamboo Skewers 1 ½…

Central World Food Fair – Bangkok, Thailand

Central World Food Fair Hours Open: 10:00 – 22:00 Location: 4,4/1-4/2,4/4 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Map here) BTS: The nearest Skytrain is Siam (About 7-8 minutes walking distance) A very modern shopping center with many major brands, comprising a variety of international restaurants, food court and SF…

Where to stay in Bangkok?

Where to stay in Bangkok? The one thing I’ve always hated in any city is traffic – and in Bangkok, the traffic never sleeps. So, it’s always very important that we find a place that has everything we love within walking distance… from shopping, to great eateries, to grocery stores and produce markets all within…

Amaya Food Gallery @ Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok

Amaya Food Gallery @ Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok Location: 4th floor of Amari Watergate Bangkok, 847 Petchburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 Map Here Opening hours: 12:00 to 22:30 Breakfast: 06:00 to 10:30 Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30 Dinner: 18:00 to 22:30 Dress: Smart Casual The fun part about visiting Bangkok is the fabulous food! The diversity…

Where Has Jn Been?

Hello my dear friends, It’s been a while since I posted anything. I just recently came back from The Land of Smiles – Thailand! Such an amazing trip with so many adventures! I’m excited to share with you the eateries I found and the places I stayed. Also, the little things I found on my…

Bún Riêu – Vietnamese Crab Tomato Soup

Hi guys how about Bún Riêu – Vietnamese Crab Tomato Soup? There are numerous way to make this scrumptious and flavorful soup. A combination of slight tomato tartness, sweetness from pork neck bones and a dash of saltiness from the minced crab make this version seriously yummy. So, here’s my take on it. Here’s what…

Jn Bánh Xèo – Vietnamese Sizzling Shrimp & Pork Crepes

What’s good on a rainy day to chase away those gloomy clouds? Vietnamese yellow sizzling sunshine yellow crepes – Banh Xeo. Here’s my updated version all made from scratch. There are so many ways to eat this, roll them in rice wrappers, or just in lettuce leaf with herbs and mints. But, my favorite? Simply…

Jn Bánh Bèo – Cherry Blossom Steamed Rice Cakes.

Earlier this spring, I got to share these wonderful steamed rice cakes – Banh Beo in the shape of cherry blossoms with my dad.  My dad has in so many ways inspired me to be adventurous and enjoy the finer dining. He loved these and gave me two thumbs up. 🙂 Traditionally, these are steamed…

Jn Fried Salty Gourami Fish Salad- Gio Kho Sac

I think about how my dad loves this dish as I eat this. The saltiness of the fried gourami fish and its roes are so good balanced with the sweetness and freshness of the greens. These were fresh frozen raw when I got them. So, I cleaned them, remove the roes, salted them overnight and…

Jn Peonies and Fruit Rolls

I love my neighbors Donna & Art P… not only do they watch my dog when we are out of town, I get to raid their garden for the freshest sweet mints… she always shares her flowers with me. The other year were gladiolus… this year, peonies! We are so lucky. So here’s my creations!!!…

Jn Seasoned Roast Beef Marrow Bones

Seasoned roast marrow bones!!!! Here’s one that dad always wanted me to try when I was a kid and I said “ewww no thanks!” Back then in Saigon, we could only afford the bones. Now, it’s a gourmet treat with prices to match. Get this – new research has found the marrow has a special…