Vietnamese Braised Catfish (Cá Kho Tộ)

One of my favorite family-style meal dishes is Cá Kho Tộ, Vietnamese braised catfish. The braised catfish is savory and sweet from the fish sauce and sugar marinade and simmered to a rich and sticky icky goodness. The fish tastes super flavorful, delicate, and tender and soaks up all the flavors from the marinade. So... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Style Roasted Salmon Salad

After eating horribly during the holidays, back to eating salads and getting back on track with my fitness. Eating healthy and eating salads don't always have to be boring. You can make a healthy and beautiful looking salad and have it taste good too. Like this Vietnamese Style Roasted Salmon Salad! There's a lot of... Continue Reading →

Tofu Katsu

We love chicken katsu at our house, but last week I changed it up and tried making a Vegetarian friendly version of chicken katsu using tofu for when we want to go meatless and not have meat.  The process is exactly the same as the chicken katsu version, but you will be substituting a block... Continue Reading →

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)

Banh Xeo, Vietnamese Sizzling crepes, is super addicting and great to eat at any time because of the insane amount of fresh and crisp veggies that accompanies the whole banh xeo eating experience.  I normally make salad wraps with my banh xeo and dip it in prepared fish sauce, but recently saw lots of people... Continue Reading →

Spam Kimchi Fried Rice

I had tons of leftover Japanese rice from the other day and recently just bought a big 'ol jar of kimchi from Costco that I wanted to use so I decided to freestyle it up and make some Spam Kimchi Fried Rice..because I always have Spam in the pantry. The fried rice turned out great... Continue Reading →

Taqueria Style Beef Tacos

I love carne asada steak/beef tacos, especially when the beef is grilled over mesquite lump charcoal at the taquerias.  However, we don't always have the time or ability to grill delicious mesquite-smoked beef at home and some of the best taqueria tacos I've tasted have been cooked over a griddle, so this recipe will ensure... Continue Reading →

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