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

Month: August 2017

Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (Bún Bò Huế)

Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (Bún Bò Huế)

The Vietnamese spicy beef noodle soup is another nostalgic dish for me.    There is so much depth in this broth as there a few ingredients that work so well together. The lemongrass and chili, especially, make the dish, I think. The completed noodle soup […]

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Vietnamese Pork Paste and Shrimp Ham (Chạo Tôm)

Vietnamese Pork Paste and Shrimp Ham (Chạo Tôm)

I make Vietnamese pork paste and shrimp cake to go with my spicy beef noodle soup (bún bò huế). Adding this is not necessary, but I like it because that was how my mom made bun bo hue when we were growing up. It’s simple […]

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Beef in Betel Leaves (Bò Lá Lốt)

Beef in Betel Leaves (Bò Lá Lốt)

Betel leaves wrapped beef (bò lá lốt) has been an essential dish in what’s called Vietnamese seven beef course meal.  The betel leaves give the dish an interesting earthy, medicinal flavor.  It’s quite unique, in my opinion.  When you grill up these babies, the fragrance […]

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn)

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn)

My daughter’s ALL TIME favorite thing to eat are Vietnamese spring rolls.  She’s been rolling her own spring rolls since she was eight years old.  Why wouldn’t she love these healthy rolls?  They’re delicious dipped in a peanut sauce or fish sauce.  And quite honestly, […]

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Gluten Free Vietnamese Egg Rolls (Chả Giò)

Gluten Free Vietnamese Egg Rolls (Chả Giò)

Egg rolls (chả giò)…the quintessential food at Vietnamese parties.  They’re easy to eat as finger foods.  You can eat them as is, but I feel that the best way to consume them is to wrap them in huge lettuce leaves with herbs and dipping them […]

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Vietnamese Crepe ̣(Bánh Xèo)

Vietnamese Crepe ̣(Bánh Xèo)

Vietnamese savory crepe (bánh xèo) is a delicious dish made with rice batter.  The crepes are filled with pork and shrimp.  When my mom makes this, it is a feast.  Every one of our family members shows up for her crispy crepes.  She has two […]

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