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

Month: December 2017

Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Khổ Qua)

Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Khổ Qua)

When we were young and got sick, my mom would make this stuffed bitter melon soup. At first, I didn’t like the bitterness from the melon. But as I got older, I welcomed the taste. My mom used to pair this soup with braised spareribs. […]

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Pate Chaud

Pate Chaud

When I was in college, I had a roommate who taught me how to make Pate Chaud. One day, she just decided to makes them and went out and bought pre-made puff pastry dough. I was like “What? There is pre-made dough?” You have to […]

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Spicy Lemongrass Chicken (Gà Xào Xả Ớt)

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken (Gà Xào Xả Ớt)

I love lemongrass.  The fragrance is so refreshing.  You can use it soups (Spicy Beef Noodle soup) or braise with chicken in this spicy lemongrass chicken dish. Lemongrass is a little tough.  You usually only want to use the white part of the herb.  For […]

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