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…

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….

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…

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…

Vietnamese Eggnog/egg cream – Cafe Sua Trung Nong

I’m not a great coffee barista but I sure can whip a mean eggnog cream coffee. So enjoy this cup on me… “It started over coffee… It’s funny how from simple things, the best things begin…”  Vietnamese eggnog coffee that is.  The rich, eggy and creamy concoction sure balance out the opulent dark espresso blend…

Jn Rice Paper Rosebud Shrimp Dumplings

There’s not much to this recipe except that it will leave your guests in awe… Beautiful, dainty and elegant rice paper rosebud encompassing a hidden sweet treasure. Take the challenge and create your garden of edible roses. Servings: 14 dumplings List of Ingredients: 15 – Shrimp (size 31/40) Peeled & De-veined Slivers of ginger 2…

Crispy Noodles – Mi Xao Gion

The kid’s lunch today. Simple crispy noodles. Flash fried the egg noodles. Parboil the veggies, add in the shrimp, duck and chicken. Now, it’s the sauce that marries them altogether. The sauce/gravy is simple too… the concoction is a combination of oyster sauce, soy sauce, dash of sugar, pinch of salt, sprinkle of corn starch…

Throw Back Tuesday Tacos?

Here’s another fun and beautiful treat – Shrimp Avo-Wasbi Tacos. There’s not much to it but it’s truly is a beautiful creation of mine for Tacos with a Jn Twist! Just simply flash fry the thin wonton wrappers, boil some shrimp and top it with sushi ginger, diced sweet mango and oh yea… my avo-wasbi…