Posts in bread
Vietnamese Grilled/Roasted Chicken Sandwich (Banh Mi Ga Nuong)

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had the appetite of a million elephants. I indulged in all my favorite food. You can't finish that? Let me help you out. At the time, I was working close to Oakland Chinatown. That meant plenty of cheap and satisfying Vietnamese Sandwiches (Bánh Mì). Pregnant me didn't order just one sandwich. I usually ordered two and both were easily finished in one seating. After I was done, I would order another one, as a snack, for my grueling 15-minute waddle back to the office.

My favorite Bánh Mì? It was hands-down the roasted chicken sandwich (Bánh Mì Gà Nướng). Oh, how I love thee.

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Grilled Vietnamese Bread with Salt & Chili (Banh Mi Nuong Muoi Ot)

Banh Mi Nuong Muoi Ot has gotten really popular in the major cities of Vietnam recently. You will see young foodies, eagerly waiting in long lines to get a taste of this unique and flavorful snack from the many food stands that have popped up overnight. What makes this street food so popular is because it offers a taste of American and Vietnamese fusion. Plus, it's simple good food, and I can't imagine the wonders it does for a bad hangover.

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Moist Zucchini Bread Recipe

One of my mommy super powers is sneaking vegetables into my kids' diet. My kids aren't too fond of vegetables if they see them. With the garden growing abundantly with zucchinis this Summer, I knew exactly how to use them up and how to have the kids enjoy them at the same time: make zucchini bread. As soon as the zucchini bread comes out of the oven, they get gobbled up quickly, often times without chewing.

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Recipe: Potato Slider Buns

Do you know what's scary? When grocery-store-bought bread doesn't grow moldy. This is the very reason I started switching to making my own batch of freshly baked bread every week. These potato buns are sturdy enough for burgers and fluffy enough for rolls. Plus, they are downright delicious.

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Savory Cupcake Recipe: Fried Chicken, Cornbread and Mashed Potato & Gravy Cupcakes

This post requires little introduction. Fried chicken in cupcake form. For the love of everything holy why I would create such a monstrosity? Simple. Because I can. Mwahahaha!

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Vietnamese Hollow Donut (Banh Tieu)

Banh Tieu is essentially a Vietnamese donut. What sets it apart from traditional Western donuts is a hollow inside and a sprinkle of sesame seeds on the outside. Plus, it's not too sweet. It has a hint of sweetness, which makes it very easy to consume a bunch at once...something I frequently do and not too ashamed to admit.

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Vietnamese Banh Mi Baguettes

I didn’t realize how much work goes into baking bread. I spent almost 6 hours from start to finish, making baguettes for Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches. Most of that time was spent waiting on the dough. If reincarnation exists, I would like to come back as bread dough. You get massaged, caressed, and allowed to sit and relax.

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