Jn Fresh Shrimp Salad Rolls Goi Cuon

Yesterday was National Shrimp Day. For those who follow me on my Instagram, you’d know I love shrimp. So, we couldn’t let the day pass without having some of our Vietnamese notorious goi cuon (Fresh Shrimp Salad Rolls). Here’s one of my earlier videos how to recreate these beautiful rolls. I’ve come far from that…

Jn Live show on Instagram – Lobster Asian Seafood Boil

I journeyed home to my kitchen in Rochester, MN this weekend. I told D that I would take a few days off before I dive into my many ongoing projects. But, of course I couldn’t resist and my passion took over lol! Here’s my first live video on Instagram with fellow Instagrammers who tuned in….

Jn Cherry Blossom Steamed Rice Flour Cakes – Banh Beo

Happy Friday foodie friends! My Cherry blossom steamed rice flour cakes – banh beo. These are traditionally round and require particular little ceramic bowls to steam them in. Here’s the JN twist on this very delicate and beautiful treat. These beautiful flower silicone molds sure makes it easy.  (Click here to purchase the molds) Recipe…

JN Coconut Cater Drop Cake

Enjoy these simple to make yet so impressively refreshing Coconut Water Drop Cakes. Servings: 22 Halves 3 inch ball pit balls Ingredients: 1/2 tsp Agar Powder 2 2/3 Cups Coconut Water 2 Tbsps Granulated Sugar 1/4 Cup Sweeten Coconut Powder 11 – 4 Inch wide banana leaf Strips Round Toothpicks Happy Eating! jn

Jn Spicy Plum Sauce

Let me be your hero… kitchen hero that is! With these crispy fried chicken wings drenched in or dipped in my spicy plum sauce. Here’s my recipe for a sweet & spicy sauce with a hint of tartness.  This black magic concoction will have you putting it on everything! Also, the recipe for an easy…

Grilled Scarlet Red Shrimp/ Fire Red Shrimp

Yesterday, I had come across these Scarlet red shrimp. I’ve never had them. So, being a shrimp addict and all… I couldn’t resist! These were huge! The same size as a U6 colossal shrimp and uniquely, red even prior to being cooked. I didn’t marinate it or season them… just washed, deveined and threw them…

Jn Prime Rib Roast

TGIF – Reliving the aroma of a prime rib roasting in my kitchen. This EAU du Perfume of all the seasonings will literarily make your stomach grrr –OWL and oh the drool factor!!! Check it out and have a fantastic Friday my dear food friends. List of Ingredients: 5 Lb Beef Rib Roast Bone-in 1…

Jn Oyster Sauce Marinated Beef Tacos

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know it’s my Beef Bonanza week. All recipes dedicated to the wonderful cow meat. Here’s one that’s simple to make and pleasing to the eyes. Voila – Jn Oyster Sauce Marinated Beef Tacos. Servings: 20-25 Tacos (depending how generous with the toppings) List of Ingredients: 1 lb…

Lunch with Two Engineers At Dorinku – Tokyo Street Food

The Civil Engineer and the Petroleum Engineer… and Food Engineer find common ground at lunch… How time sure flies, and here we are… celebrating my niece’s graduation as a Civil Engineer, while my soon-to-be-20 year old son has come to the school year’s end in his petroleum science program. It’s been a stressful few weeks…

Jn – Oxtail and Marrow Bones Pho – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Nothing beats a steaming bowl of PHO. Don’t you agree? The art of cooking pho is fair less complicated than it may seem. The thought of long hours of simmering beef bones makes it intimidating and complicated to some but, it is. If you break down the steps. Here’s my take on Oxtail and Marrow…

Jn Finger-licking goodness Char siu pork ribs… suon xa xiu

Do you have those little picky eaters … or you’re just looking for something simple to make that tastes aweseome? Check out my recipe for these Chinese BBQ pork ribs. Great on the BBQ or even baked in the oven. Whichever method you choose, I’m sure you won’t be making this dish just once… LOL…