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Oven-Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

For my Sriracha Honey chicken recipe below, I like to use wings or drummettes. The bite-sized portions of poultry goodness is great for entertaining. For this Vietnamese-American fusion appetizer, I base it on a more traditional Vietnamese recipe. I use a traditional Vietnamese Five-Spice marinade as the base. Then I brush the wings with the Honey Sriracha mixture towards the end of cooking to highlight the sexy sauce. The result was packed full of flavor, and I truly love that sticky sweet and spicy glaze. Recipe below. Happy eating!

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Vietnamese/Chinese Crispy Roasted Pork Belly (Thit Heo Quay)

Some people like to take long romantic walks along the beach. I like to take long romantic walks through Chinatown. Nothing gets me going more than beautifully roasted meat carcasses hanging in windows at Chinese BBQ shops.

It's truly a magical place for meat lovers. You have roasted pork, roasted duck, roasted chicken, BBQ'd pork, BBQ'd duck, BBQ'd chicken and sometimes even innards of sorts, all covered in a sweet and sticky glaze. Out of all the meaty goodness, the most tantalizing is the roasted pork belly, also known as Thit Heo Quay in Vietnamese or Siu Yuk in Cantonese. 

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Vietnamese Roasted Chicken (Ga Nuong)

Have you ever visited a Vietnamese deli and drool over the roasted chicken that they have behind the counters? The aromatic sweet glaze from these perfectly roasted chickens is to die for. I usually order the roasted chicken over fried rice. Other times, I have it in a Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi Ga Nuong. For the longest time, I wasn't able to replicate the recipe ... until now. With help from a great cook who worked behind a Vietnamese deli counter, I finally can make these at home.

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Vietnamese/Chinese Barbecue Pork (Thịt Xá Xíu/Char Siu)

Whenever I make Xa Xiu, I make sure to make a lot because it can be used in many other Vietnamese dishes. Banh Mi Xa Xiu (VIetnamese BBQ Pork Sandwich) is one of my favorites. The kids loooooooove Com Chien Xa Xiu (Fried Rice with BBQ Pork) and the husband can't get enough of Hu Tieu Mi with Xa Xiu (Pork Noodle Soup with BBQ Pork). Thit Xa Xiu easily satisfies my whole family's cravings for a week! So if you're going to make Thit Xa Xiu, double or triple the recipe to use in other awesome dishes.

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