Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

Kids are sick, it's cold outside, and we're all bundled up inside trying to keep warm.  To help them quickly recover from their Winter cold, I made them one of their favorite Vietnamese noodle soups, Bun Rieu, to make them happy and warm up their bellies.Bun Rieu is a Vietnamese Crab Vermicelli Noodle Soup,which starts … Continue reading Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

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)

Vietnamese Beef Spring Roll Party (Bo Nuong Vi / Bo Nhung Dam)

For Thanksgiving, instead of the traditional American Thanksgiving meal, Jane and I hosted a Bò Nướng Vĩ/ Bò Nhúng Dấm Spring Roll Party for her family and her Aunt's family.  This type of Spring Roll Party is  perfect for family lunch/dinner because everyone will hang-out with each other, cook the food in the hotpot or … Continue reading Vietnamese Beef Spring Roll Party (Bo Nuong Vi / Bo Nhung Dam)

Tamarind Shrimp

Helllllllllo Holiday Season!  This year, I have already participated in  4 Thanksgiving gatherings over a span of 3 days.  I will have one more later this week.  I can't wait.  These gatherings provide me many opportunities  to try new exciting recipes or simply work on perfecting dishes I've created before. With this Tamarind Shrimp recipe, … Continue reading Tamarind Shrimp

Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon)

Gỏi Cuốn, directly translated to English as Salad Roll, is one of the freshest, simple, delicious, and popular appetizers ordered at Vietnamese restaurants.  However, at my house, Gỏi Cuốn is commonly served as a full meal, family-style. All the fresh ingredients are prepared in advance and placed on the dinner table. When it's time to … Continue reading Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon)