Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe (Súp Nui Gà)

This is perfect, simple cold weather 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. You’re right, you’d probably never find this soup served in Vietnam or in any Vietnamese restaurants.…

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Bún Nem Nướng Recipe – Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs

If you know the joys of bún thịt nướng (Vietnamese grilled pork and noodles), you’ll love this recipe. Savory, flavor-packed grilled pork meatballs over noodles, with a medley of aromatic herbs all married together with Vietnamese fish sauce. Aaand it’s easy to make! Let me know you. There are LOTS of fresh veggies in many Vietnamese dishes, wouldn’t you agree?…

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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 (or 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…

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Khổ Qua)

This stuffed bitter melon soup is a delicious Vietnamese “soup”, stuffed with pork, mushroom, and mung bean noodles, simmered until the melon softens in a light chicken broth. As a kid, my parents couldn’t get me to eat this stuff, but I’ve really grown to love this dish. This dish is typically a heck yes, or heck no situation for…

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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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Boiled Peanuts Recipe [Seasoned With Salt]

Many Vietnamese people fled their home country after the Vietnam War and ended up in Louisiana. The Vietnamese were exposed to new, local foods resulting in some current mainstays of Vietnamese cuisine, such as Cajun crawfish boil, chicory in Vietnamese coffee and of course, boiled peanuts. These are popularly boiled with just salt, or with Cajun spices, but in this recipe we’re going to keep it simple and…

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Pandan Sticky Rice Recipe (Xôi Lá Dứa)

This pandan sticky rice dessert, or xôi lá dứa, is great blend of sweet, salty, and nutty flavors. The star here is the amazingly aromatic pandan leaves, highlighted by sweet coconut, brought together by warm sticky rice. Glutinous rice is used for this, not just regular rice that you can make sticky! The main flavor comes from pandan leaves, which…

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Vietnamese Chicken Curry Recipe (Cà Ri Gà)

Vietnamese chicken curry (cà ri gà) is a hot bowl of comfort packed with FLAVOR. Although there is some wait time involved with the marinade to season the chicken, and frying the potato and carrot so they hold their shape, this curry recipe is hard to mess up. This is, yet another recipe, that I have been lucky enough to…

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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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Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles)

This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’m talking about. You have your sweet bits, sour bits, caramelization, some crunch, and aromatic herbs in a single, colorful arrangement. This was one of the more popular dishes at my mom’s restaurant back in the day! Depending in which restaurant you order your grilled…

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