Lena on August 8th, 2011

Nem Chua is one of significant Vietnamese appetizers that can’t be missed at special occasions such as engagement parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. It also commonly served during Vietnamese New Year Tet, where relatives and friends gift each other rolls of nem chua wrapped nicely in banana leaves or plastic wrap. To make Nem Chua, [...]


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Lena on June 4th, 2011

This is a copy cat version of the Beijing Beef served at Panda Express. Commonly found at Chinese restaurant, this is a great tasty Chinese dish to try at home. If it’s too spicy for you, cut down the amount of chili peppers used in the recipe. Enjoy! Beijing Beef Recipe: Ingredients: 3/4 lb flank [...]


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Korean Short Ribs are thinly cut beef short ribs. Because of its thinly cuts, when marinated overnight, the meat becomes very flavorful. Every Vietnamese grocery market usually carries Korean Short Ribs, if they are not available at the meat counter, you can ask the butcher to cut it for you, and they usually know what [...]


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Beef Broccoli Recipe – Chinese Food Marinate: 1/2 lb flank steak, fat trimmed and cut into 1″ x 1/4″ strips 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp cooking wine 1 tbsp corn starch Mix it well and let it sit for 1 hr in refrigerator to develop the flavors. 1 broccoli crown, sliced 1 Carrot, sliced 1/4 [...]


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Chả Bò, one of seven beef courses served in a fancy grilled beef dish called Bò Bảy Món, this patty can be served with a texture of ground beef or a paste. Vietnamese prefer the paste because it blends all the ingredients well and this increases the flavor of the meat and that’s how Chả [...]


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Lena on April 9th, 2011

Beef meatballs are mostly used in Phở, some noodle soups or hot pot. It can be eaten by itself as a snack. Sometimes, they are added with shredded pork skin to increase the chewy texture, some times they are made smooth as in this recipe. When using the processor, do not try to process it [...]


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This dish is simple and easy to make. You can fix it for quick light lunch or dinner. Recipe for Sauteed Lemongrass Beef with Rice Noodles and Salad – Bún Bò Xào Sả: Beef Marinade: – 1/4 lb of beef tenderloin, thinly sliced – 1 tbsp of fish sauce – 1 tsp vegetable oil – [...]


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Before grilling meat, I usually want to marinade the meat in juice for 4 hours. Best juice to choose is orange juice, but you can also try pineapple, apple and carrot juice for a different flavor. Being marinated in juice for couple hours, the meat will turn out very tender and flavorful. After that, I [...]


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