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…

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…

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!

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…

Open Wood fire Grilled Chicken Wings

One of my  favorite on our grill is wood-fired wings! To replicate this smokey, scrumptious and savory treat follow this recipe. Happy eating! Ingredients: 2 Dozens of Chicken Wings 2 Tbsps Fish Sauce (3 Crabs Brand) [Other brands – 1.5 Tbsps] 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic 1 Tbsp Sesame…

Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl – My Way

Look what I had for lunch. Vermicelli bowl with grilled pork, grilled pork meatballs, shrimp spring rolls, and grilled garlic shrimp.(Bun Thit Nuong, Nem Nuong, Cha Goi Tom, and Tom Nuong) Now that’s a serious meat-lover’s bowl! O-M-Goodness!

Bun Bo Hue – Vietnamese Spicy Noodles

Bun Bo Hue! Loose translation – “Hearty bowl of Perfection!”  An aromatic steaming broth, sumptuous noodles, lots of tender beef and a fistful of oh-so-tasty fresh mints and herbs. Each sip is invigorating and soothing to the soul. Traditionally, it is served also with shrimp paste, cubes of congealed pig blood and pig’s knuckles. (Although…

Rainy Monday

When you don’t have the convenience of a BBQ house in your neighborhood. What do you do? Make your own! I’m always envious of my friend Toan Nguyen’s roast pork, so I added a couple touches of my own to his recipe… and O-M-Goodness. Juicy and moist on the inside and crispy on the outside!…

Hello World!

Welcome to my blog! I’m excited and overwhelmed to have this new home.  So much to learn and so much to share. Come join me on my culinary adventures!!! I’ll be posting my cooking tutorial videos which you will find easy to follow and absolutely not intimating at all to try. Food is only good when…