Grilled Lemongrass Pork Skewers

Over the past few years, these aromatic and delicious BBQ pork skewers have been a smashing hit at all family birthday parties and holiday events.  It is the perfect protein option for fresh vermicelli bowls, banh mi sandwiches, or eaten straight off the skewer.  It is also, in my opinion, best topped with roasted crushed … Continue reading Grilled Lemongrass Pork Skewers

Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

California weather has been perfect this week.  We've been blessed with high 70 degree weather and plenty of sunshine..perfect start to the first week of daylight savings time change.  This weather got me super excited for all the planned and/or impromptu BBQ sessions I'll be having in the upcoming months with my family and friends. … Continue reading Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi)

The entree ain't as good without something on the side, ya know? Every time I hear these beautiful rap lyrics from Fabolous, I think about Rau Muống Xào Tỏi, the perfect Vietnamese side dish.  Fabolous might be talking about something else in the song, but it makes me daydream about delicious, nutritious, and tasty Rau … Continue reading Stir-fried Water Spinach with Garlic (Rau Muong Xao Toi)