Vietnamese Braised Catfish (Cá Kho Tộ)

One of my favorite family-style meal dishes is Cá Kho Tộ, Vietnamese braised catfish. The braised catfish is savory and sweet from the fish sauce and sugar marinade and simmered to a rich and sticky icky goodness. The fish tastes super flavorful, delicate, and tender and soaks up all the flavors from the marinade. So … Continue reading Vietnamese Braised Catfish (Cá Kho Tộ)

Braised Pork Ribs and Shrimp with Quail Eggs (Suon Tom Ram Man)

I couldn’t decide on the protein braised dish I wanted to pair with the Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic last night, so I decided to add shrimp to my braised pork ribs and quail eggs recipe for some epic surf and turf action with all the protein hanging out in the pool of braising liquid … Continue reading Braised Pork Ribs and Shrimp with Quail Eggs (Suon Tom Ram Man)

Caramelized Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung)

                  Tết, or Lunar New Year, is the most popular and exciting Vietnamese holiday during the year. A few weeks prior to Tết, Vietnamese shopping centers are flooded with vendors selling beautiful flowers, festive decorations, illegal firecrackers, and distinct Vietnamese specialty food available only during Tết. I … Continue reading Caramelized Braised Pork and Eggs (Thit Kho Trung)