Shrimp & Pork Dumping Preview

Sneak peak of shrimp and pork dumpling how-to video. Full video and recipe coming soon. 🙂 For now enjoy the wonders of wrapping them. Love, Jn

Fried Lemongrass in a jar!

Fried Lemongrass! Capture the aromas of citrus and sunlight in a jar. Click my easy to follow video to see how

Yesterday’s unsold bread…

Banh mi hap – steamed baguette slices with ground beef and jicama. This is probably the Vietnamese version of hamburger. It takes me back to my childhood when my mom sells bread on the streets of Saigon, when yesterday’s unsold bread became today’s meal. It’s so unique! Especially with the lettuce wrap, which goes on…

Goi Kho Ca Sac – Dried Gouramy fish salad

Goi kho ca sac – dried gouramy fish salad. Combining slices of cooked pork belly, pieces of fried gouramy fish, slices of cucumbers, green mango, pineapple, herbs and mints conjures up one of those unique and exotic salads! Drizzle with a taramind or lemony fish sauce. Served with jasmine rice. O-M-Goodness!

Shrimp Paste on Sugarcane – Chao Tom

Shrimp Paste on Sugarcane – A surefire way to add some fun to your menu. These fancy little skewers are always a favorite in Vietnamese restaurants. Now they can be a frequent favorite in your household too! Click play to see how easy they are to make. OMGoodness! Jn Shrimp Paste on Sugarcane – Vietnamese…

June Plum Tree – Trai Coc

June Plum – Trái cóc! Sweet, tart and so good dipped in crushed chili sea salt. One of these day soon, my little tree will bear fruits just like these. But, for now, I’ll enjoyed these since they’re in season at my friendly Asian market.

River Prawns in Clay Pot – Tom Kho Tau

Today I made my Dad’s favorite – Tom Kho Tau! Vibrant shades to match the vibrant flavors. River prawns in Clay Pot with Roe! No paprika or artificial color here. The shrimp eggs alone bring this dish to life. A real attention grabber.. and Oh-so-easy to make! For now, feast your eyes and trust me…

Hu Tieu My Tho

My parents are visiting us today. I’m super excited to see them. So… I made my dad’s favorite soup… Hu Tieu My Tho! Clear tapioca noodles soup from the city of My Tho, located in the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam. Toppings include thin slices of: pork’s heart, liver, gizzards and garlic caramelized pork…

Open Wood fire Grilled Chicken Wings

One of my  favorite on our grill is wood-fired wings! To replicate this smokey, scrumptious and savory treat follow this recipe. Happy eating! Ingredients: 2 Dozens of Chicken Wings 2 Tbsps Fish Sauce (3 Crabs Brand) [Other brands – 1.5 Tbsps] 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic 1 Tbsp Sesame…