Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vietnamese egg rolls

Chả giò, Nem rán (Vietnamese egg rolls)

Cha gio (egg rolls) are a perfect finger food for a party. They're also a great appetizer to serve with beer. In a few steps, you'll be able to make the most crispy Cha gio. You can make plenty ahead of time, and store in your freezer.

Cha gio doesn't have cabbage in the filling, but it has plenty of pork and veggies. You can substitute potato for the taro corm, and bean sprout can be used instead of jicama.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

No-churn durian ice cream

No-churn durian ice cream (Kem sầu riêng không dùng máy làm kem)

This durian ice cream is heavenly. No ice cream maker or churning required! It’s easy and quick, but the results are awesome. If you love durian, you should give it a try. It’s a great dessert to beat the heat.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vietnamese baked mung bean cake

Bánh đậu xanh nướng (Baked mung bean cake)

Baked mung bean cake is a popular desert that's easy to find at the market in Southern Vietnam. This was one of my favorite snacks as a kid. I always wanted to add it to the shopping list when we went to the market. Mung beans are used a lot in Vietnamese cuisine. This baked mung bean cake is very easy to make, but delicious. It has a light taste, but it’s very filling.

How to make froggy bread

Froggy spinach bread

Make spinach bread into a frog and turn meal time into fun time for your kids with just a few simple steps. It's easy and cute.
It would be a great way to get picky kids to eat a nutritious foods including spinach, red beans and wholewheat. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Vietnamese crab noodle soup

Vietnamese crab noodle soup (Bún riêu)
Blog in Vietnamese: Video cách nấu bún riêu

This Bun rieu (Vietnamese crab noodle soup) is authentic, and tastes incredible! It is probably one of the most popular street foods in Vietnam. The preparation varies in different parts of the country. I'm from southern Vietnam, so you may be familiar with my style if you are also from the south. It's a bowl full of healthy goodness, and Vietnamese lemon balm is the perfect herb to accompany the flavor of the soup.