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; […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIETNAMESE DIPPING FISH SAUCE

Ingredients: 1 cup hot water 4 tsp. fish sauce 3tsp. sugar 3 minced garlic cloves 2 minced hot chilies 1 fresh lime  Directions: – Combine fish sauce and sugar into 1 cup of hot water. Stir well. – In a food processor, mix the garlic and chilies together. Take the mixture out and stir in […]