Sweet and Sour Pork Chop/Ribs or Sườn Xào Chua Ngọt is an adapted version from the popular dish originated in China and made its way into Vietnam via the Chinese influence in Vietnam. To make this dish, you can use baby back ribs or country style ribs, ask the butcher to cut them into strips [...]


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Lena on July 14th, 2011

Bánh Bao is a Chinese steamed bun dumpling, but we Vietnamese grow up and enjoy this dish very much. It is sold at Vietnamese market, Vietnamese fast food store, Chinese, Vietnamese restaurants, and virtually you can find it everywhere there is an Asian community. Simply, it’s convenient: you can eat it for breakfast, for snack, [...]


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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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Lena on May 27th, 2011

If you love Panda Express Orange Chicken, you love to try this Orange Chicken recipe at home as well. This delicious citrus chicken marinated in orange and tangerine juice with brown sugar, ginger, plum sauce, honey, and dried chilies is tertific to serve with rice. Orange Chicken Recipe: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast cut [...]


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Sweet and Sour Chicken is a Chinese dish, however, it’s quickly gaining popularity in Vietnamese kitchen. Follow the recipe below for a quick and easy fix for a delicious Sweet and Sour Chicken at home. Sauce: 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup fresh tangerine (or orange) juice 1 inch ginger, peeled and thinly sliced [...]


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Lena on May 2nd, 2011

Hot and Sour Soup is probably the most beloved Chinese soup that is commonly served at any Chinese restaurant. In this version of the soup, chef Ken Hom uses bean thread noodles, however, I prefer to skip the noodles and replace them by bamboo shoot, thinly cut. One bamboo shoot would do for this recipe, [...]


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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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Lena on April 29th, 2011

Peking Duck is one of the most Chinese favorite dishes. In Chợ Lớn, the largest Chinese influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam, you can see these ducks hanging from Chinese food-to-go restaurants. The Peking Duck has become a familiarly favorite dish to many Vietnamese. It’s also available at any dimsum restaurant or Chinese Vietnamese restaurant around [...]


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Lena on April 21st, 2011

Pad Thai is a signature dish of Thai cuisine. This dish has also been served at many Vietnamese restaurants called Hủ Tiếu Xào, a stir fried Hủ Tiếu noodle dish. Pad Thai noodles use the same flat rice noodles we see serving in Phở. Since you don’t boil noodles beforehand, soak the noodles in warm [...]


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Lena on April 13th, 2011

Chicken Lomein is probably one of the most popular stir fry noodle dishes in Chinese cuisine. It’s probably the most popular take out food. Easy to make and flavorful, this one is definitely a great dish to try at home. The best part is that you can choose your favorite vegetables for this dish, I [...]


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