Category: Vietnamese

Vietnamese Pho

A warning to all that try making Vietnamese pho at home: once you make this, all pho places (except the really really good ones) will probably pale in comparison. Pho (pronounced ‘phuh’) is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that uses beef…

Summer Veggie Pad Thai

I was fully committed to making a gorgeous roast chicken for dinner, along with roasted vegetables and maybe some crusty bread. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It seemed very appropriate for a mid-September Friday night. It also sounds very… fall. And…

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Spring Rolls

A couple of us got together and had a cooking day with an “Around the World” theme, ambitiously making everything from chicken salads and waffled pizzas (check out my Instagram feed @baconandsouffle) to Rick Bayless’s braised carnitas and these chicken…

Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

I’ve developed a love for Southeast Asian food a couple years ago. As I started trying out broths, curries, marinades and desserts in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, I realized that their cooking is all about freshness and balance. The commonly…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Salmon

In our household, we all agree that my mother-in-law makes the best spring rolls. In fact, she is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met, especially when it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine. Whenever we visit my in-laws, I eagerly…

No Bake: Date and Honey Granola Bars

Most of us would agree that it is probably not a good idea to venture into Costco on a Sunday afternoon, and yet, I always find myself there somehow. The sea of people crowding around free samples never ceases to amaze…

Quick and Easy: Tender Roast Pork Noodles

Perfectly cooked tender roast pork slices with fettucine and an easy almond sauce. Quick, light, and flavorful – the perfect weeknight dinner for two. Roast Pork Noodles Adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon canola oil 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed 1/2…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…