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)

Vietnamese Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua)

I never knew researching bitter melon could be so interesting and informative. Besides being just a bitter vegetable, I learned that there are health benefits eating bitter melon which includes helping improve diabetic and toxemia conditions.  It is also known for being good for your skin and is packed with tons of nutrients and minerals.  … Continue reading Vietnamese Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua)