Super Micheladas

One of my favorite things to order and I look forward to it every time I go to a Mexican Restraunt is Super Micheladas! I love the grilled/seared shrimp-rimmed goblets to go with the ice-cold refreshing beer. I love it so much that I decided to get special schooner-style goblets to make my own Micheladas... Continue Reading →

XO Fried Rice

I alway love checking out new ingredients to use in my cooking. I was super excited to use XO sauce and made umami packed chicken fried rice with it. The XO fried rice is loaded with chicken, Chinese sausage, asparagus, and mixed veggies. Fried rice is always a great way to get the girls to... Continue Reading →

Gà Muối ớt Chiên (Fried Salted Chicken)

Gà muối ớt chiên, fried salt, and chili chicken is the perfect protein to serve for Vietnamese family-style meals which include steamed jasmine rice, canh (Vietnamese soups), and/or stir-fried veggies. So quick, simple, and flavor-packed.My mom made something very similar with pork belly, but chicken is the healthier option and still packed with so much... Continue Reading →

Xôi Mặn (Vietnamese Savory Sticky Rice)

Xôi Mặn, Savory sticky rice, is ultimate Vietnamese comfort food by quickly cooking Lạp Xưởng, rehydrated dried shrimp, and other goodies in a rich and savory soy sauce-based sauce and topping it over delicious, hot, and chewy sticky rice. It’s such a versatile dish you can mix and match whatever ingredients you have or like... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce

This basic hoisin peanut sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for all your favorite fresh spring rolls! I love this sauce because it's super eazy to make and is made with peanut butter and just a few common Asian pantry condiments. It’s sweet, spicy, salty, and super creamy. If you’re a peanut butter fan, this... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Style Roasted Salmon Salad

After eating horribly during the holidays, back to eating salads and getting back on track with my fitness. Eating healthy and eating salads don't always have to be boring. You can make a healthy and beautiful looking salad and have it taste good too. Like this Vietnamese Style Roasted Salmon Salad! There's a lot of... Continue Reading →

Spicy Thai Peanut Salad

I work near this incredible Deli/Cafe, Gateway Cafe, near the San Jose Airport, which serves up fresh sandwiches, salads, and yummy daily specials for breakfast and lunch daily.  Every Tuesday, they serve this amazing Spicy Thai Chicken Wrap as a lunch special item and it is my absolute favorite lunch item walking distance from work.... Continue Reading →

Canh Rau Den (Vietnamese Amaranth Soup)

Every time I eat canh, I think back on some of the best childhood food memories I have of mom cooking my favorite family-style meals for dinner.  The traditional family-style meals we ate always included at least one savory braised protein dish, a bowl of hearty green canh, and a pot of freshly cooked steamed... Continue Reading →

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