Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

These sweet and tangy roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic reduction are packed with flavor and topped with an extra crunch of sesame seeds and nori. If you want a healthy veggie side dish for dinner, these Brussels sprouts are great any time of the week. Roasted vs. fried Of course there are many ways to cook Brussels sprouts, like our…

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Ice-Blended Vietnamese Coconut Coffee Recipe

Fresh brewed Vietnamese coffee topped with icy hills of sweet and frothy coconut slush. Is your mouth watering because mine is? Ice-blended Vietnamese coconut coffee is much more than just a caffeine rush, it’s a nice pick me up best eaten for any time of the day. I first found out about Vietnamese coconut coffee during my most recent trip…

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Spicy Tuna Roll Recipe (w/ Kewpie & Sriracha)

There’s something so satisfying about making and eating spicy tuna rolls at home. These delicately wrapped bites of tuna, soft rice, and crisp nori will melt in your mouth, but also give you a subtle kick of heat with the addition of Kewpie and sriracha. While the origin of the spicy tuna roll is not well documented (some say it…

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Chicken Phở Recipe (Easy Vietnamese Phở Gà)

Aside from bánh mì, phở is the other smash hit that put Vietnamese cuisine on the map in America and around the globe. It’s a humble soup that uses affordable ingredients and turns them into a flavorful and aromatic food staple. This is something I grew up eating as a kid at home, and at the phở restaurant my parents…

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Bò Lúc Lắc Recipe (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

Seared, fatty ribeye with aromatic onions paired with the sweet and citric flavors of tomato rice. Can you feel your mouth watering? Bò lúc lắc is a very accessible dish because it has the familiar taste of steak and onions with a twist. It’s most popularly called “shaking beef,” but makes more sense as “shaken beef” to me (because it’s…

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Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe

These Brussels sprouts are not your everyday roasted sprouts, these are DEEP FRIED, and that’s what makes them super duper crispy. No, these are not the most healthy greens to eat for dinner, but if you want an extra crunch as a side these are perfect! These crispy Brussels sprouts taste more in-line with a healthier version of potato chips…

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Chicken Karaage Recipe (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Try to say “karaage” without salivating just a little. These little nuggets of chicken simultaneously give you a satisfying crunch on the outside and juicy tenderness on the inside. I love all variations of fried chicken whether that is southern or Korean fried chicken, but this Japanese variety is mind blowing. I can eat this for 5 days straight and…

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Easy Thai Iced Tea Recipe

I almost always NEED to order Thai iced tea when we eat Thai food. If you’ve ever had the chance to try Thai iced tea, you know this orange-colored, sweet concoction is best served cold with lots and lots of ice. Ordering this refreshing drink goes hand in hand with all the spicy and delicious entrees we order at Thai…

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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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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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