BRAISED SALMON IN CLAYPOT – ANOTHER WAY TO EAT SALMON

This is a Vietnamese dish that people make with pork, cat-fish or shrimps, but I replace the main ingredient with salmon fish which is healthier and brings out more excellent results.  The thickness of the claypots retain heat and moisture, helping to soften meats when braised. You can find a clay pot at any Asian stores; […]

HOW TO MAKE $1 INSTANT NOODLES TASTY

Instant noodle is well-known as a quick meal but you can make it tastier with some simple ingredients (It is also a great way to clean up leftover foods in your fridge) Add chicken/ pork/ beef broth (Or even creamy curry broth would be fine too) Add left-over meat (pull pork, shredded beef, butter chicken, etc.)  […]

FRIED PORK WITH RICE FLAKES

Today I would like to introduce another easy-to-make recipe I have adapted from my home country, Vietnam. Have you ever heard or tried rice flakes (also called flattened rice)? I know there are plenty of ingredients you could use to fry, but rice flakes could be another extra ingredient to join the fried category. It […]

STIR-FRIED LEMONGRASS FROG LEGS

Ingredients: Frog legs (about 10 legs) 2 tablespoon oil (I use avocado oil) 2 tablespoon minced lemongrass 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 tsp. minced chili 2 tsp. seasoning salt 2 tsp. curry powder 1/2 tsp. pepper Directions: Wash and let frog legs dry. Marinate frog legs with curry powder and pepper. Turn oven to high […]

SHRIMP ON SWEET POTATO NEST

Around 80’s people were still poor in Vietnam, my parents got married and had no choice but to lived in a very small house that they shared with others. They tried to save every single Dong (VND Vietnamese currency) to born me. Even though my parents didn’t have a lot of money at that time […]

Clams with Lotus Roots + Alocasia Odora, Bean Sprout, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Okra, and Basil in Vietnamese Tamarind-flavoured Broth

2 pounds of clam 4 cups water 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon pepper 1 tablespoon Vietnamese fish sauce (optional) Pineapple, lotus roots, dry tamarind, chili, tomatoes, okra, Asian bean sprout, and stem of Alocasia Odora culantro & basil chopstickspoon.wordpress.com “Today I am making another Vietnamese comfort food recipe. I still follow my […]

OVEN BAKING POTATOES AND EGGS

Do you know that Potatoes are filling, low in calories, non-fattening, and are an excellent way to ensure your continued success in eating healthy? Eggs is one of main ingredients to improve weight management, brain development, eyesight protection, concentration, protein, Omega-3, and much more. To start a new week with full energy for work and […]