When I was a young kid in Vietnam, this was my favorite snack during the school break. We kids didn’t have a lot of money, a warm crispy hollow bread was a wonderful treat that would made us really happy to enjoy. We sometimes happily broke it in half, three, or even quarters to share [...]


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Vietnamese bread is similar to French bread. Learn the skill to make your own bread at home. You’ll find out how easy it is to bake it. To make Vietnamese sandwiches, you can make smaller loaves, about 5 loaves for the same ingredients. French Bread Recipe: Ingredients: 1 tbsp yeast + warm water to activate [...]


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This delicious Vietnamese layer cake resembles the look of the pig skin, the name “Bánh Da Lợn” comes after that, literally translated as “pig skin cake”. This Vietnamese steamed layer cake is made from tapioca starch, rice flour, mashed mung beans, coconut milk, and sugar with pandan and vanilla flavors. It is sweet and gelatinously [...]


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Lena on June 24th, 2011

Here in the US, we don’t have fresh jackfruit often, if we do happen to see them during the summer time at Vietnamese supermarkets, they are quite expensive. If you can use fresh jackfruit, it’s great, otherwise, you can substitute with canned jackfruit in syrup, it turns out great as well. Vietnamese smoothie often adds [...]


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Lena on June 21st, 2011

When time is limited and you want a quick and easy fix for dinner, try out this Stir Fry Tofu Broccoli recipe. Serve 3-4 over steamed rice. Ingredients: 1 16 oz firm tofu package, cubed 1 crown broccoli, cut into bite size 1/2 yellow onion, cubed 4 tbsp soy sauce 1 slice lime (~1/2 tbsp [...]


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Lena on June 10th, 2011

Xôi Vò is probably the most beloved sticky rice dish to Vietnamese. Vò means rolling through your hand. To eat this sticky rice dish, you roll and squeeze the sticky rice through your hand to form a ball and then eat it. It is usually accompanied with roasted duck or roasted pig. This dish is [...]


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Healthy, light and easy to eat, this delightfully robust recipe is easy to make. To make it more flavorful, you can use chicken broth to simmer instead of water. To make it completely a vegetarian dish, replace the fish sauce with soysauce to taste. The amount of sugar added depends the sweetness of the tomatoes, [...]


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Vietnamese love spring rolls. We enjoy the value time with family and friends at the dining table while creating our own rolls of freshly cut herbs and fillings. This is our version of spring rolls for vegaterians. Instead of using meat as a filling, we substitute it with tofu and mushrooms. The result is delightful. [...]


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Lena on January 29th, 2011

Vietnamese dipping fish sauce is staple of Vietnamese cuisine. But what about Vietnamese vegetarians, some wonder? What would we use as a dipping sauce? Here comes the answer: Soy Lime Dipping Sauce – Nước Tương Pha. This sauce is served for vegetarian dishes, and served to people who prefer soy sauce over fish sauce. Recipe [...]


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