Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi)

The entree ain't as good without something on the side, ya know? Every time I hear these beautiful rap lyrics from Fabolous, I think about Rau Muống Xào Tỏi, the perfect Vietnamese side dish.  Fabolous might be talking about something else in the song, but it makes me daydream about delicious, nutritious, and tasty Rau … Continue reading Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi)

Fried Lemongrass Tofu (Dau Hu Muoi Sa Chien)

In 1990, my parents became really religious after my grandfather died and started following Caodaism religiously.  My dad started reading countless Cao Dai books and spent most of his days listening to Cao Dai teachings on his cassette player.  My parents met some people from a Cao Dai temple and started taking us to the Cao … Continue reading Fried Lemongrass Tofu (Dau Hu Muoi Sa Chien)

Furikake Salmon

Ingredients:1 2.5-3 pound whole Salmon Filet1 cup Best Food Mayonnaise6 garlic cloves, grated1 teaspoon Hawaiian sea salt1/4 teaspoon black pepperSeto Fumi Furikake Rice Seasoning2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilSteps:Preheat Oven - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Make Mayo mixture - In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and grated garlic and mix well.Prepare Salmon - Pat dry … Continue reading Furikake Salmon

Stir Fried Beef and Shrimp with Vermicelli Noodles (Bun Bo va Tom Xao)

After the Bò Nướng Vĩ/ Bò Nhúng Dấm Spring Roll Party, there were tons of extra uncooked beef, shrimp, and veggies. I don't mind the left overs because there are so many things you can do with it for subsequent meals. Simply bring a pot water to a boil, cook the Vermicelli Noodles according to the … Continue reading Stir Fried Beef and Shrimp with Vermicelli Noodles (Bun Bo va Tom Xao)