Chè Thái Recipe (Vietnamese Fruit Cocktail)

A spoonful of sweet lychee bites, jackfruit slices, chewy jellies, and ice cold coconut milk, sounds refreshing doesn’t it? Chè Thái is more than just a sweet soup or fruit cocktail, it’s a dessert that packs in a lot of flavor in just one bite. Luckily, this dessert is super simple to make because the use of canned tropical fruit…

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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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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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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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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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Che Bap Recipe – Vietnamese Corn, Pandan, Rice & Coconut 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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Bánh Giò Recipe (Vietnamese Rice & Pork “Dumplings”)

Bánh giò is a originally a steamed street snack from Northern Vietnam. It’s a small, savory snack great any time of the day, made with a rice flour outer layer, ground pork, mushroom and onion filling and all with a special aroma from a banana leaf wrapper. I learned this recipe and technique from my Mom many years ago. Many…

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