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)

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)