Jn Spicy Seafood Sauce

Ever since my most recent trip to Thailand, I have not been able to stop thinking about this spicy seafood sauce I had there. It’s light, yet full of a mingling of distinct flavors. And it pairs so well with seafood without overpowering them! Now, after experimenting with many various ingredients – I’ve come up…

Where Has Jn Been?

Hello my dear friends, It’s been a while since I posted anything. I just recently came back from The Land of Smiles – Thailand! Such an amazing trip with so many adventures! I’m excited to share with you the eateries I found and the places I stayed. Also, the little things I found on my…

Jn Bánh Xèo – Vietnamese Sizzling Shrimp & Pork Crepes

What’s good on a rainy day to chase away those gloomy clouds? Vietnamese yellow sizzling sunshine yellow crepes – Banh Xeo. Here’s my updated version all made from scratch. There are so many ways to eat this, roll them in rice wrappers, or just in lettuce leaf with herbs and mints. But, my favorite? Simply…

Jn Bánh Bèo – Cherry Blossom Steamed Rice Cakes.

Earlier this spring, I got to share these wonderful steamed rice cakes – Banh Beo in the shape of cherry blossoms with my dad.  My dad has in so many ways inspired me to be adventurous and enjoy the finer dining. He loved these and gave me two thumbs up. 🙂 Traditionally, these are steamed…

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 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 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