SALMON SPRING ROLLS

I love spring rolls and there is no words could describe how much of my love for Vietnamese cuisine. My guilty pleasure would be deep-fried pork or seafood spring rolls but recently I try to come up with some different ways to cook with nutritious, low-carb and healthy foods for my family, so I come up […]

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.)  […]

MINI BRIOCHE BREAD IN CUPS

This recipe was adapted by Artisanbreadinfive. I have to admit that I haven’t made any breads before since it takes too much time to knead dough; for saving time, I used to buy breads at Costco then froze in a freezer and took them out to use whenever I need to. However, the fresh-baked bread […]

VIETNAMESE BANANA FLOWER SALAD ( Gỏi Hoa Chuối)

Banana flower is an ingredient commonly used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking and, yes, it comes from growing bananas . It can be eaten raw or steamed, and a great source of vitamins A and C. Raw banana flower has a dry crunchy tacky taste, but when you mix with fish sauce, herbs and cabbage, […]

RECIPES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR 2014 – PICKLES WEEK

It’s getting close to Lunar New Year (January 31, 2014), I am extremely over-excited at preparing foods, cleaning up and decorating the house. Lunar New Year festival is the biggest holiday in Vietnam; in fact, it is as big as Chinese New Year and many Southeast Asia countries celebrate their New Year on the same […]

BAKED PARSLEY POTATOES – A HEALTHY WAY TO EAT FRIES

We all like French fries, but how can we enjoy eating without being afraid of gaining too much weights? I would like to introduce to you a healthy way to eat fries (without frying), it is baked potatoes fries. It has fresh potatoes smell, crunchy texture, and a little kick of spicy butter parsley flavour. […]

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD

Happy New Year to everyone! In year 2014 #chopstickspoon promise to share more easy-to-make recipes from my kitchen to your kitchen including main dishes, side dishes, sweets and drinks. The first recipe of the year is “Green Papaya Salad”. Hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 1 Small green papaya Brown tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) Mint/ basil […]

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 […]

AMBARELLA SALAD

“I was born and grew up in Vietnam, a tropical country with hot weather and source of different delicious fruits including Ambarella. This salad recipe has been passed on to many generations in my family because it is a great side dish for men to eat while drinking beer, a natural medicine for women to […]