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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Bò Kho Recipe (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

Vietnamese bò kho (beef stew) is packed with tender, fall-apart braised chunks of beef loaded with herbs, aromatics and a delicious broth that will have you coming back with more Vietnamese baguette! Similar to thịt kho, this slow braise / stew is easy to make, and the longer you cook it the softer the meat gets. It’s an incredibly satisfying…

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Mì Khô Xá Xíu Recipe (Vietnamese Dry Noodles w/Char Siu Pork)

This mì khô recipe, aka dry egg noodles, is one of those amazing comfort foods that somehow just always hits the spot. The bulk of the bowl is egg noodles with a concentrated seasoning (that you don’t get in the soupy version!), flavor infused xa xiu/char siu pork, fresh scallions, crisp bean sprouts, a side of hot soup broth with…

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Vietnamese Pork Chop Recipe (Sườn Nướng)

This quintessential rice dish of Vietnamese pork chops is packed with flavor, super easy to make, and a crowd pleaser! The marinade adds a ton of garlicky, lemongrassy flavor that pairs great with the pork chops. Grilling adds an amazing aroma and sear, and as if the chops aren’t flavorful enough, they’re topped with scallions & oil. It comes with…

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How To Make Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago)

Luxuriously gelatinous yolks of the ramen egg, aka ajitsuke tamago, are worth getting excited over. They add a firmer texture and seasoning to the whites, as well as mamking the yolks much more mesmerizing and jammy. In fact, I am pretty disappointed when a ramen shop doesn’t have these. (Santouka you are my favorite ramen spot but but what are…

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How To Make Sushi Rice (Easy Japanese Sushi Rice Recipe)

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE going to sushi bars but don’t always want to leave the house, or pay $50+ for sushi. Learning this sushi rice recipe has saved me from spending a ton of extra money at sushi restaurants. It’s not much harder than just making plain white rice really. As long as you have access to sushi…

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Miến Gà Recipe (Vietnamese Chicken Soup w/ Glass Noodles)

Miến gà is a super simple and delicious Vietnamese chicken soup with cellophane noodles. Topped with an herb mixture of cilantro and onions that always reminds me of Vietnamese food–we’d always have a plastic container of this stuff when soup was on for the week. This is an excellent recipe for new cooks to start with since it’s pretty hard…

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cold jasmine milk tea with boba and sea salt cream

Boba Milk Tea Recipe (Bubble Tea w/ Sea Salt Cream)

A strong tea flavor, the right amount of boba, freshly cooked boba pearls to the right doneness (surprisingly important), and sweetness tailored to your taste means the perfect cup of boba milk tea. TBH, I’ve had many poorly prepared boba drinks, so making it yourself means total control, and it’s fun to make! Let’s keep it real though. It may…

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homemade pasta with sea urchin and cream

Uni Pasta Recipe (Creamy Homemade Pasta w/ Sea Urchin)

This is a rich and creamy uni pasta recipe that you won’t have to ration uni with every bite like you do at the restaurants! Sea urchin in every. single. bite. We take this uni pasta to another level with homemade pasta too. Sure, making uni pasta at home takes some effort. But for me, I can get it exactly…

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How to Make Crystal Clear Ice Cubes & Balls

I first saw these clear ice cubes at fancy cocktail bars, and some where they are even chiseling them on the spot from cubes into balls and was WOWED. I had to figure out how to make these at home and thankfully, it is super easy to make clear ice cubes or clear ice balls/spheres at home. In this article,…

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Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

I was very surprised to find out how easy it was to make homemade pasta dough, and also shocked about how fresh it tasted. There’s still times when you want the hardier, al dente texture of the boxed pastas. Fresh pasta isn’t objectively better than boxed, but it is amazing and a must try if you haven’t already. My girlfriend and…

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che bap pot with heated coconut creme

Chè Bắp Recipe (Vietnamese Corn Pudding Dessert)

99% sure I get it from my mom, but I’m a control freak. A huge benefit I like with home cooking is control. You can control everything: the process, timing, ingredient proportions, quality of ingredients, cleanliness. Everything. I love eating out at restaurants, but control over all the little details pulls me back into cooking at home, just like with…

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