Turmeric Dill Fish (Cha Ca La Vong)

Thien Long Restaurant is one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants in San Jose.  Anytime out of towners visit and want Vietnamese food, we always take them here.  They have a huge menu full of delicious Vietnamese dishes, but the one dish I love eating and always order when I go there is the specialty, Cha … Continue reading Turmeric Dill Fish (Cha Ca La Vong)

Oven Roasted Salmon Spring Roll Party

I follow many foodie accounts on Instagram and about a year ago, a few ladies prepared this baked salmon dish and made spring rolls with their family and friends.  The pictures looked super mouth-watering and were ridiculously easy to make. The dish also includes some of my favorite toppings on fish.  I think that the … Continue reading Oven Roasted Salmon Spring Roll Party

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)

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)