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 […]

ARTICHOKE, PANDAN LEAVES AND LUO HAN GUO DRINK

  Ingredients: 2 Artichokes 6 frozen Pandan leaves (can find at any Asian supermarkets) 1 dry Luo Han Guo (can find at any Chinese herbal stores) 3 litres of water   Directions: Pour water to a big pot at high heat. Break Luo Han Guo open, take out fruit and divide into small parts before putting […]

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 SWEET CORN PUDDING (Chè bắp)

Ingredients: Sweet corn pudding 4 corn cobs 1/3 cup white sticky glutinous rice 1 tbsp. sugar 4 cups water Coconut milk 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tbsp. fat flour or tapioca starch 1/4 tsp. salt Pandan extract (optional) Toasted sesame seeds, to serve Directions: For the sweet corn pudding […]

CANDIED PINEAPPLES AND GRAPEFRUITS FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR

As I said in last post, Lunar New Year is fast approaching in a couple of weeks, I planned to make a few traditional dishes to celebrate Tết. Mứt, candied fruits are sweet treats cannot be missed out on this big festival. I have decided to make dry candied grapefruits and pineapples for this year; I will show […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]