Jn Orange-Hued Nem Nuong Sauce

“Have you been to Brodard’s?” “They have this amazing orange sauce.” “We gotta hit Brodard’s! ” “This sauce – there’s nothing like it – especially with their nem nuong rice paper rolls… ” That’s the chorus I hear every time I visit fellow foodies in Orange County, CA. The line of customers waiting at the…

Jn Grilled Rainbow Trout – Ca Nuong Cuon

It’s starting to get cold with the blast of the Autumn breeze. Early grey, drizzly, cold morning and the start of short evenings light makes me miss that warm sunny day grilling rainbow trout for fish wraps. This is such a fun interactive recipe and would work well with any kind of fish your heart…

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…

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 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 – Grilled Rainbow Trout Wraps (Cá Nướng)

If you follow me on my Instagram, you’d see how I’ve been feasting this past Memorial week. Though it may all look fancy and expensive, but it really isn’t when you can whip up these dishes at home. Here’s one of the dishes we had – Grilled Rainbow Trout Wraps. Yes, you read right. I…

Jn – Bún Suông

Vermicelli noodles with Shrimp paste shaped to mimic milk worms and sliced pork soup. Definitely a must try! List of Ingredients: Fresh herbs & mints And Garlic chives For the broth I’m using a shortcut: 8 Cups water ½ Cup Chicken Bouillon powder (Lee Kum Kee Brand) ¼ Cup of rock sugar 1 Medium Size…

Jn Chả Giò – Fried Springrolls or Eggrolls

A love by many other names Chả Giò – fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls!! Some call them eggrolls, others say fried shrimp or pork rolls. All are delicious! They make killer appetizers, winning additions to vermicelli bowls, crunchy complimentary side dishes to enjoy with soups, dynamic toppings for herb & greens salads …. I could go…

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….