Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Quail Eggs (Suon Ram Man)

My girls are big fans of pork ribs.  We generally smoke and BBQ our ribs, but last week I introduced them to another method for cooking ribs; braising.  There are two steps in braising meat.  First, you sear the meat on high heat to lock in the juices and to create the beautiful color on … Continue reading Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Quail Eggs (Suon 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)

Chinese Sausage and Egg Vietnamese Sandwich

Hello Summer!  Today’s the first day of summer.  WOW!  It has been over 4 ½ months since my last post.  What have I been doing since February?  , I’ve traveled to Nashville and had an amazing time touring the city and sampling the delicious food with my best buds, joined a fitness challenge at work … Continue reading Chinese Sausage and Egg Vietnamese Sandwich

Fried Rice Flour Cake with Egg (Banh Bot Chien)

Fried Rice Flour Cake with Egg, or in Vietnamese, Bánh Bột Chiên Trứng is a great omelette-type dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main dish anytime of day.  I order this dish every time we eat at Thien Long Restaurant (one of my favorite Vietnamese Restaurants) in San Jose.  The crisp … Continue reading Fried Rice Flour Cake with Egg (Banh Bot Chien)