bun bo hue soup

Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. I consulted my favorite Vietnamese cook–Mom–on how to make bún bò Huế. And to find out subleties that make BBH…

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close up of fried onion rings

Onion Rings Recipe [Easy & Super Crispy]

Making onion rings at home is SUPER easy. It’s much more fool-proof than when I made sweet potato fries (<–Even though I eventually found a way!). I’ve been munching on a lot of onion rings lately and I blame it entirely on my girlfriend. Well…I do take some blame too, but they really are delicious. A crunchy, warm onion ring fried to a deep golden brown.…

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Viet chicken soup with macaroni

Vietnamese Chicken Soup (With Elbow Macaroni)

It has been getting coooold lately, cold for Southern California anyways! This is perfect weather for you to cook up some soup. If you haven’t built up the courage to try the bitter melon soup I posted the other week,  Vietnamese chicken soup with elbow macaroni might be a simpler start :). What’s that you say? Elbow macaroni isn’t Vietnamese?…hmm.…

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti squash is something I’ve seen online and social media for YEARS that caught my interest. My girlfriend was actually craving spaghetti squash carbonara this week, so I finally gave in and wanted to see what the fuss was about. There are paleo and other ‘cleaner’ spaghetti squash recipes you could make instead, but if you want to indulge, this is…

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Bún Nem Nướng Recipe – Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs

There are LOTS of fresh veggies in many vietnamese dishes, wouldn’t you agree? Any time you have a wrap, or something being dipped into sauce, it’s almost a given fresh lettuce or herbs will be a part of it. And in how many other types of soups do you order and pretty much expect a side of bean sprouts or…

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Vietnamese Pork-Stuffed Fried Tofu In Tomato Sauce

This recipe for fried & stuffed tofu in tomato sauce is a meatified version of the popular Vietnamese dish of tofu in tomato sauce (Đậu hũ dồn thịt sốt cà chua). That version is great, and probably the one I’ve had more of, however, the version you’re going to make in this post is more substantial–enough that you don’t need…

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Agedashi Tofu Recipe

I’ll never understand why some people have an aversion to tofu. I suppose there can be a slight disconnect from what it actually is made of since it’s just a white jiggly block. We meat-hungry Americans are missing out on a lot of good stuff by not trying new foods. Are you one of those? 🙂 Tofu has been eaten…

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Food & Family in Portland, Oregon

My trip to Oregon was made possible because of my super-generous cousins Chris and Erica. They opened up their home up to me, gave me tours, fed me (!), put up with my insatiable junk food appetite & other nonsense I threw at them 🙂 The main event here was to celebrate [the talented] Chris‘ fancy backyard 30th birthday bash. On their days…

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Khổ Qua)

My employer recently presented to me a decision-making process and philosophy to consider: “heck yes, or heck no.” In other words, if you’re not fully excited about a decision or path presented to you then you should probably say no and move on. Maybe he noticed how I like to take my sweet time when making decisions (ha!). Anyways, it…

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Vietnamese Braised Catfish

Cá Kho Tộ Recipe – Vietnamese Caramelized & Braised Catfish

The tộ in cá kho tộ refers to the clay pot this dish is traditionally prepared in. I don’t have any spare clay pots on hand and I bet most of you aren’t going to have it either so we’re going to cheat a bit and make this in a good ol’ fashioned non-stick pan. Mom’s old restaurant served cá kho in a…

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