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)

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 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)

Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong)

On a hot summer evening, there's nothing more enjoyable than eating a nice bowl of Vermicelli with Grilled Pork.  The Vermicelli Noodles with the Red Lettuce, Cucumber, and Mint is fresh, cool and light while the grilled pork offers your palate a nice balance of salty and sweet.  I started watching a new show on … Continue reading Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong)