Jn Fried Salty Gourami Fish Salad- Gio Kho Sac

I think about how my dad loves this dish as I eat this. The saltiness of the fried gourami fish and its roes are so good balanced with the sweetness and freshness of the greens. These were fresh frozen raw when I got them. So, I cleaned them, remove the roes, salted them overnight and…

Jn Peonies and Fruit Rolls

I love my neighbors Donna & Art P… not only do they watch my dog when we are out of town, I get to raid their garden for the freshest sweet mints… she always shares her flowers with me. The other year were gladiolus… this year, peonies! We are so lucky. So here’s my creations!!!…

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 – Grilled Rainbow Trout Wraps (Cá Nướng)

If you follow me on my Instagram, you’d see how I’ve been feasting this past Memorial week. Though it may all look fancy and expensive, but it really isn’t when you can whip up these dishes at home. Here’s one of the dishes we had – Grilled Rainbow Trout Wraps. Yes, you read right. I…

Jn – Bún Suông

Vermicelli noodles with Shrimp paste shaped to mimic milk worms and sliced pork soup. Definitely a must try! List of Ingredients: Fresh herbs & mints And Garlic chives For the broth I’m using a shortcut: 8 Cups water ½ Cup Chicken Bouillon powder (Lee Kum Kee Brand) ¼ Cup of rock sugar 1 Medium Size…

Grilled Scarlet Red Shrimp/ Fire Red Shrimp

Yesterday, I had come across these Scarlet red shrimp. I’ve never had them. So, being a shrimp addict and all… I couldn’t resist! These were huge! The same size as a U6 colossal shrimp and uniquely, red even prior to being cooked. I didn’t marinate it or season them… just washed, deveined and threw them…

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…

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…