Braised Pork Ribs and Shrimp with Quail Eggs (Suon Tom Ram Man)

I couldn’t decide on the protein braised dish I wanted to pair with the Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic last night, so I decided to add shrimp to my braised pork ribs and quail eggs recipe for some epic surf and turf action with all the protein hanging out in the pool of braising liquid … Continue reading Braised Pork Ribs and Shrimp with Quail Eggs (Suon Tom Ram Man)

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)

Fish Sauce and Pepper BBQ Chicken

When I was a kid, one of my favorite chicken dishes my mom made was gà nước mắm, tiêu, đường.  Literally translated to chicken with fish sauce, pepper, and sugar.  Mom pan-fried the chicken leaving a beautiful fish sauce smell all over the house.  The chicken skin crisped up and the meat was juicy and … Continue reading Fish Sauce and Pepper BBQ Chicken