Vietnamese Egg Rolls Recipe (Chả Giò)

My mom is a great cook and a very generous person. Her keen sense of taste and relentless persistence allows her to fine-tune recipes until they’re worthy of sharing. It was mom and grandma’s cooking that made their home the gathering point for lunch and dinner multiple times a week. Additionally, she readily and happily contributes large quantities of home-cooked food for family…

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Vietnamese Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radish Recipe (Đồ Chua)

If you’ve had Vietnamese food, you’ve probably at some point caught a whiff of these pungent Vietnamese pickled carrots and daikon. These are what you find inside Vietnamese bánh mì but also served on the side for various other recipes too. Sometimes you’ll see it extremely heavy on the carrots with almost no daikon, but I like it with the…

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String Beans With Garlic & Hoisin Sauce

For a quick side dish, sometimes I like to saute some green beans. This is like a side dish you find at many Chinese restaurants except the green beans are swapped out for the thinner string beans, which I was just in the mood for. Other variations of this side dish which I still want to try out include oyster…

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Vietnamese Fried Tofu w/ Tomato Sauce – Đậu Sốt Cà Chua

This is a very simple fried tofu and softened tomatoes (dậu sốt cà chua), seasoned with fish sauce and quickly simmered, topped with sliced scallions and served with hot fluffy rice. It’s a dish I enjoyed a lot growing up, that mom and grandma could whip up in half an hour. And if you can buy pre-fried tofu, you can…

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