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…

Vietnamese Savory Baked Coconut Flan – Banh Gan Nuong

Savory Baked Coconut Flan – Banh gan nuong I love my mom!  So when it comes to recipes like this… it always take me back to her kitchen. And this is one of my favorites.  So let me show you how easy it is to make. List of Ingredients: (This recipe will make 6 flans) 1 – 400ml can…

Lemongrass Beef Skewers anyone? – Bo Xa Nuong

Lemongrass beef skewers- Bo Xa Nuong! I normally form these into burger patties and eat them in a toasted bun with hoisin sauce & sriracha! Tonight, I made these to roll up in rice wraps! So very yummy!

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

Home Sweet Home

I’ve been fine dining on the big boat… But this is what home is all about. Simple and satisfying home cooked meals. Steamed jasmine rice, onion & garlic omelette, ca phao ot with mam tom

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…

Missing my parents…

It’s been a wonderful August, especially with my parents here to visit us. Like all family, we all have our  moments but I’m sure glad to say most of it were good! They left yesterday and I am sure missing them. The hustle in the morning preparing coffees, my mom setting out my dad’s medications…