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

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Braised Pork with Eggs (Thịt Kho Trứng)

Braised Pork with Eggs (Thịt Kho Trứng)

Braised pork with eggs is a basic dish. It is probably the one dish that almost every Vietnamese family have had one point or another. My mom makes this for a lot of celebratory events. My oldest sister and I used to love eating this […]

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Vegan Stir-fry with Ramen Noodles (Mì Xào Chay)

Vegan Stir-fry with Ramen Noodles (Mì Xào Chay)

My mom is a practicing Buddhist.  So when she has to eat vegetarian during certain lunar calendar events, she makes her vegetarian stir-fry with ramen noodles.  Then, she makes this side sauce for dipping.  And it is so good! Neither my daughter nor I am […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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