Beef Chili

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  I love to spend my Sundays in the Fall relaxing in my house with my family while slow cooking food and watching football.  One of my favorite comfort food to cook during the fall is Beef Chili.  The chili is super easy to make, packed... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Hot Pot

Hot Pot parties are fun and filling.  As a host, it's s a great way to spend quality time with family and friends without being stuck in the kitchen cooking while people are eating. All tedious prep work is done before the guests arrive and cooking will be done directly in the hot pot at... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Chili Con Carne

Wow.  Happy New Year!  It has been over two months since my last blog entry.  I've been SUPER busy entertaining, eating, and spending much-needed quality time with family and friends during the holiday season.  It’s a new year and I have all these recipes I have in mind to cook and share with everyone. When... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Noodle Soup (Pho Chay)

Wow, I have not had any postings since the end of November!  Hopefully, I can start testing new dishes again and post more frequently this summer. Vegetarian Pho is delicious. The best thing about this recipe is it is super easy to make and takes much less cooking time than making regular Beef Pho.  For the "meat"... Continue Reading →

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

I went to the flea market last weekend and bought myself a Mexican cookbook for only $3.    I was very excited because the book provided me with a little history lesson on Mexican food, described various ingredients used in Mexican cooking and had tons of authentic recipes.I had some left over rotisserie chicken from... Continue Reading →


I remember trying Pozolé for the first in college after a night of binge drinking.  My buddy Ben told me that Pozolé and Menudo were perfect soups to cure hangovers -- kind of like Pho.  We went to the Taqueria by our apartment and had a nice big bowl of Pozolé and... a Corona.  It... Continue Reading →

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