Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

California weather has been perfect this week.  We've been blessed with high 70 degree weather and plenty of sunshine..perfect start to the first week of daylight savings time change.  This weather got me super excited for all the planned and/or impromptu BBQ sessions I'll be having in the upcoming months with my family and friends. … Continue reading Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

No Limit Azn Smoked Ribs

We love ribs and wanted to give it the Asian treatment with these No Limit Azn smoked ribs.Ingredients:Ribs Ingredients 1 Full Rack Pork St. Louis Ribs (About 3 Pounds)1.5 teaspoons kosher salt1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 tablespoon soy sauceNo Limit Azn BBQ Sauce Ingredients1 cup Hoisin Sauce1/2 cup ketchup1/2 cup honey1/2 cup … Continue reading No Limit Azn Smoked Ribs

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)

Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Udon Noodle Soup (Banh Canh)

When you think of popular Vietnamese noodle soups, what's the first thing that pop up in your head?  Pho, right?  Well, in Phu Quoc, my parents hometown in Vietnam, Banh Canh, a.k.a. Vietnamese Udon Noodle Soup, is king.  This is what I remember seeing most people eat on a daily basis when I visited Phu … Continue reading Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Udon Noodle Soup (Banh Canh)