Vietnamese enjoy strong coffee over condensed milk. Coffee shops are amlost every corner in Vietnam, and they have become the staple on how Vietnamese people socialize, from young to old, to meet with friends, coworkers, either one or in the group before work, afterwork, and evenings. They could spend hours everyday at the coffee shops, [...]


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Lena on July 15th, 2011

Summer is here. We all love to grill and enjoy a great time outdoor. Watch the video below for great tips on how to grill perfect steak at home. Let’s grill this weekend! Enjoy and have fun!


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Lena on April 22nd, 2011

A wok is a very essential tool in an Asian kitchen. Not only it’s great to stir fry and deep fry, you can turn it into a great steamer, another benefit of a wok that not so many people recognize. The bamboo steamer fits inside the wok snugly and the wok is usually deep enough [...]


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Lena on March 10th, 2011

People love fried foods but too many home cooks are intimated by deep frying at home by many reasons: – The long lasting funky smells that are lingering the whole house for many hours or even days, especially during the winter time when all doors and windows are tightly closed. – Spray of oil over [...]


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Lena on February 22nd, 2011

Lena’s comments: Cuts: As you can see a demonstration above, you have some idea what beef is located where. Cuts of steak can be broken down into three sections. Starting on the upper back and moving down to the mid-back you have the rib, the short loin and the sirloin. The rib contains cuts such [...]


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Lena on February 16th, 2011

Lena’s comments: A great grilled steak begins with a great steak. How do you get the best cut and the right size? Utilize the guy behind the counter. He or she would be more than happy to help. You can ask the guy to trim it thinner, cut it thicker, etc…Same thing for seafood. If [...]


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Lena on January 5th, 2011

The Vietnamese have a couple of techniques that are unique to their cuisine. Chiên: fried dishes. Vietnamese usually use non-stick pan for fried dishes at home. You put oil in a wok or non stick saucepan over high or medium heat. Wait until the oil is hot that a cube of bread dropped in the oil [...]


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