Food made with love in a Vietnamese mom's kitchen.

Viet Mom Kitchen

Viet Mom Kitchen

Food made with love in a Vietnamese mom's kitchen.

Recent Recipes

Baked Salmon Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn Cá Salmon)

Baked Salmon Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn Cá Salmon)

This version of spring rolls is for you, pescatarians.  Baked salmon spring rolls are delicious and so easy to make.  It’s pretty nutritious, too, if you ask me. So, I was just at our local Fred Meyer.  They had a whole salmon on sale for […]

Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nước Mắm Me)

This tamarind dipping sauce is my sister’s concoction.  We had fish spring rolls at her house and she made this sauce to dip the spring rolls.  My Caucasian husband actually liked it.  He doesn’t like fish sauce, but I think the tamarind in this sauce […]

Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bò Kho)

Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bò Kho)

My husband really enjoys my Vietnamese beef stew.  We usually eat it with a baguette or pho rice noodles.  Since he can’t have gluten, I usually make the pho rice noodle version for him.  He just absolutely loves it. So, my mom gave me this recipe.  […]

Pho Rolls (Phở Cuốn)

Pho Rolls (Phở Cuốn)

I’m so excited about these pho rolls.  When you have a hankering for the taste of pho, but you have no time to make it, try pho rolls.  The rolls are made from rice flour and tapioca starch mix batter.  They resemble the pho noodles.  […]

Egg Meatloaf (Chả Trứng)

Egg Meatloaf (Chả Trứng)

Vietnamese egg meatloaf is steamed ground pork with eggs.  It is an accompaniment to a dish that you find in Vietnamese restaurants. Rice (or broken rice) with shredded pork skin, grilled pork, and Vietnamese egg meatloaf is served with fish sauce (nước chắm) and a […]

Large Vermicelli Noodles with Shredded Pork Skin (Bánh Tằm Bì)

Large Vermicelli Noodles with Shredded Pork Skin (Bánh Tằm Bì)

My mom made large vermicelli noodles with shredded pork skin and pork for one of my nephew’s birthday party.  It was a new dish to my sister-in-law and her family.  Her family is from Huế and we’re from the south.  They’d never seen or heard […]

Fried Garlic

Fried Garlic

I use fried garlic in a lot of my recipes.  In order to save time, I would make a large amount and store it in a mason jar.  That way, it’s always available for me use. Here’s how to make it. Peel and mince one […]

Coconut Milk Sauce

Coconut Milk Sauce

Coconut milk sauce is a versatile sauce.  The reason I call it a sauce is because you don’t use it straight out of the can.  You actually have to heat it up, add some seasonings and a thickener.  The sauce can be used in a […]

Herbs and Vegetables

Herbs and Vegetables

There are a lot of herbs and vegetables used in Vietnamese cooking.  A lot of the herbs are eaten raw as they are added to dishes such as vermicelli noodles with grilled pork, spring rolls (gỏi cuốn), and Vietnamese crepe (bánh xèo).  For these dishes, I […]

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Rolls (Bánh Cuốn)

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Rolls (Bánh Cuốn)

I have fond memories of Vietnamese rice noodle rolls (bánh cuốn).  In Vietnam, our house was right across the street of this one bánh cuốn restaurant.  The restaurant was in an alley. I must have been four or five years old.  I remember someone taking […]