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

Month: November 2017

Caramelized Pork Spareribs and Shrimp (Sườn Tôm Ram)

Caramelized Pork Spareribs and Shrimp (Sườn Tôm Ram)

Caramelized pork spareribs and shrimp is a great dish to be eaten with rice.  The saltiness and sweetness of the dish are balanced with the blandness of rice.  It’s a simple dish to make and is also a great accompaniment to soups. My mom used to […]

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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 […]

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Tamarind Dipping Sauce (Nước Mắm Me)

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 […]

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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.  […]

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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.  […]

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