Barbecued Branzino Spring Rolls

I love the flaky, mild, and naturally sweet taste of branzino fish and order it every time I see it at restaurants. I was so excited to see it at Costco recently and picked it up and made spring rolls with it. For all my friends observing Lent, this is the perfect Friday meal for... Continue Reading →

XO Fried Rice

I alway love checking out new ingredients to use in my cooking. I was super excited to use XO sauce and made umami packed chicken fried rice with it. The XO fried rice is loaded with chicken, Chinese sausage, asparagus, and mixed veggies. Fried rice is always a great way to get the girls to... Continue Reading →

Gà Muối ớt Chiên (Fried Salted Chicken)

Gà muối ớt chiên, fried salt, and chili chicken is the perfect protein to serve for Vietnamese family-style meals which include steamed jasmine rice, canh (Vietnamese soups), and/or stir-fried veggies. So quick, simple, and flavor-packed.My mom made something very similar with pork belly, but chicken is the healthier option and still packed with so much... Continue Reading →

Xôi Mặn (Vietnamese Savory Sticky Rice)

Xôi Mặn, Savory sticky rice, is ultimate Vietnamese comfort food by quickly cooking Lạp Xưởng, rehydrated dried shrimp, and other goodies in a rich and savory soy sauce-based sauce and topping it over delicious, hot, and chewy sticky rice. It’s such a versatile dish you can mix and match whatever ingredients you have or like... Continue Reading →

Fried Marinated Tofu

My savory Marinated Fried Tofu is the perfect prepared plant-based protein for many of my favorite vegetarian Vietnamese dishes. I love it with bánh hỏi, over steamed rice, in fresh spring rolls, noodle soups, and sometimes I even chopped up the tofu and make delicious fried rice with it. One time, I even added it... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Fish Porridge (Cháo Cá)

I didn't enjoy eating Cháo Cá until I visited Vietnam in 2006 and had a mind-blowing Cháo Cá experience in my parents' hometown. I remember chillin at the night market with my cousins and getting a bowl of flavorful Cháo Cá loaded with tender flaky fish, spicy pepper, and toppings. Something about that experience made... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce

This basic hoisin peanut sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for all your favorite fresh spring rolls! I love this sauce because it's super eazy to make and is made with peanut butter and just a few common Asian pantry condiments. It’s sweet, spicy, salty, and super creamy. If you’re a peanut butter fan, this... Continue Reading →

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