Mango Sticky Rice

Rich coconut sauce drizzled over a bed of warm sticky rice and chilled, perfectly ripened mangoes is an amazing way to end a meal. Mango sticky rice originated from Thailand and is understandably one of its most famous desserts that you can find at many Thai restaurants in America. Now, this easy to follow recipe allows you to make it…

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How to Cut a Mango (Step By Step)

I love the sweet aroma of mangoes filling the room anytime I bring home a case. Surprisingly, mangoes are actually part of the cashew family and are classified as stone fruit. Originally, they came from India and have traversed many culinary cultures from then. The different varieties of mangoes range from Kent, which are sweet with sour hints of flavor,…

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How to Cook White Tapioca Pearls

When you want extra texture in your desserts or drinks, white tapioca pearls are a great way to get that extra chewy bite without introducing additional flavors. These plain white balls of tapioca starch are ever popular in Asian cuisine, like ginataan bilo bilo, taho, or chè chuối, and this recipe shows you an easier way to cook them. After…

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How to Cook Tapioca Pearls

Tapioca pearls, or boba, are translucent and sweet pops of goodness that give drinks and desserts an extra chewy bite. While I love asking, “Boba?” after every meal, I also like to cook these at home since it’s pretty easy and worth it if you’re making drinks for a group of people. Where to start If you have white boba,…

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Crispy Belgian Waffles Recipe

Please take my word for it, that these Belgian waffles are the crispiest waffles I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. Yes they look normal on the outside, but they are SO crispy that I almost feel they aren’t waffles. Just, trust. My generous friend and her generous family are so kind to invite us into their home, and on…

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Pandan Waffle Recipe / Pizzelle Version (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

This bánh kẹp lá dứa recipe from my mom will let you fill your home with that same aroma from Vietnamese shops with waffles and put your housemates into a waffley trance too. These are technically pizzelles, which end up thin and crispy, yet still pliable when it’s hot off the press–it is AMAZING. If you’re looking for the traditional…

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Sesame Balls Recipe (Vietnamese Bánh Cam)

If you’re looking for dessert on the richer side, something deep fried and crispy always delivers. This sesame balls recipe (Vietnamese bánh cam) satifies snack cravings with a crispy golden glutinous rice outer shell, filled with sweet mung beans, and covered in white sesame seeds. My grandmother was a child raising machine. As if raising nine of her own kids…

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Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding) Recipe

Champorado is a delicious kind of chocolate rice pudding eaten in the Philippines. This is not to be confused with the Mexican champurrado, which is more of a hot chocolate drink. I had a roommate a while back that was freaking out with excitement when she discovered a pot of this was cooking up in the kitchen. It’s a rare treat around…

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