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

Month: September 2017

Easy Omelet (Trứng Chiên)

Easy Omelet (Trứng Chiên)

This crazy easy omelet is so quick to make, you can have a meal in ten minutes tops.  I’d like to call this “poor college student omelet”. We used to eat this all the time, growing up.  When my mom was at the grocery store […]

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Braised Catfish in Clay Pot (Cá Kho Tộ)

Braised Catfish in Clay Pot (Cá Kho Tộ)

The title of this post is “Braised Catfish in Clay Pot”, but you really don’t have to have a clay pot to make this dish.  You can make this is a nonstick pot/pan.  The procedure is the same. I’m using catfish because it is the […]

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Sweet and Sour Fish Soup (Canh Chua Cá)

Sweet and Sour Fish Soup (Canh Chua Cá)

Vietnamese sweet and sour fish soup, made with tamarind, catfish, pineapples, tomatoes, okra, and some herbs, is such a unique soup.  To make it good, it has to have a balance of saltiness, sourness, and sweetness. Sweet and sour fish soup generally goes hand in […]

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Vietnamese Steamed Rice Cakes (Bánh Bèo)

Vietnamese Steamed Rice Cakes (Bánh Bèo)

I think the first time I had Vietnamese steamed rice cakes (bánh bèo) was actually in the United States.  My mom used to own a restaurant in North Portland.  She hired some help in the kitchen.  There were all sorts of good food on the […]

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Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles Recipe – (Bún Thịt Nướng)

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles Recipe – (Bún Thịt Nướng)

When you go to a Vietnamese restaurant and order bún thịt nướng, a bowl of vermicelli noodles with grilled pork and herbs will be delivered with a side of fish sauce dipping sauce.  For me, I don’t dip.  I pour the sauce into the bowl […]

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Phở Bò)

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Phở Bò)

The Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup is probably one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes.  It represents Vietnam.  Just about every Vietnamese restaurant serves phở.  It is so fragrant and filling.  I think each region of Vietnam has their own version of phở, but I can’t […]

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