Here is a super tasty and spicy stir-fry sauce made up of a Korean chili paste condiment known as gochujang. Gochujang is a Korean fermented red chili paste, mixed with soybeans, glutinous rice powder and salt. It has a spicy and sweet flavor that goes great with stir-fries, soups, marinades and stews.
No meal is complete without a vegetable side dish. One vegetable that I always pick up at the Asian supermarket that I know is tasty, versatile and will last in the fridge for a couple of days is choy sum. For a quick vegetable side dish on a busy weeknight, I make a simple choy sum and garlic stir-fry (Cai Lan Xao Toi).
Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs Stir Fry (Suon Xao Chua Ngot) is deep-fried pork spare ribs simmered in a savory sweet and sour tomato sauce with bell peppers, onions and pineapples. This delicious side dish pair beautifully with steamed rice for a simple yet satisfying meal. They are also great for packed work lunches!
Rau Muong, also known as water spinach and morning glory, is a leafy swamp vegetable that grows in abundance in Vietnam. Here in the States, you can find them in Asian grocery stores when they are in season. The prized part of the vegetable is the tender shoots. Most of the leaves are usually discarded as too much can give a dish a slimy texture.