Bun Bo Hue – Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle

Made a big pot of Bun Bo Hue! I experiment this time by adding the fish balls with roe to my bowl. It wasn’t my thing. Probably, this particular brand but it was too sugary sweet for my taste. Otherwise… It was delicious! Here’s the recipe and how-to video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2JR-EQ918&list=TLOWtbrOzI95A

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…

Grilled Top Sirloin Steak

Summer Grilling!  Fire it up and let’s get cooking.  Today we’re craving steak, thick juicy and perfectly seasoned. After marinating (see recipe) and chilling in the fridge for 4 hours, a very important step is to let the meat rest at room temperature at least 20-minutes. This helps it cook more evenly and gives you…