Posts tagged quick
Eggplant with Shrimp and Garlic Sauce (Ca Tim Xao Tom)

Eggplant is an incredibly versatile vegetable. It works well in many dishes from all around the world, and served in a variety of forms (casseroles, stuffed, grilled or stir-fried). Ca Tim Xao Tom is a quick stir fry recipe of eggplant and shrimp in a sweet and savory garlic sauce. Have this as a side dish to steamed rice and you got yourself a simple well-balanced meal.

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BBQ Pork Asparagus Fried Rice (Com Chien Xa Xiu Mang Tay)

Comfort food for me is a well-balanced meal, all in one bowl that is quick to cook and quick to clean up. Fried rice automatically comes to mind that satisfy all criteria. Plus, it is a great vehicle to sneak in vegetables that my kids would otherwise refuse to eat. Fried rice is stir-fried rice, cooked in a wok or frying pan with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables, meat or seafood.

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Restaurant Garlic Noodles (Mi Xao Toi)

If you’ve ever dined at an Asian-fusion restaurant, chances are you’ve seen garlic noodles on the menu. It's a seemingly simple dish of egg noodles packed full of garlicky and buttery flavors. A quick Google search resulted in a lot of recipes claiming to be a close restaurant replication. There were a few variations between the recipes so I took the common ingredients from the highly-rated recipes and meshed it into one. The result? Darn delicious.

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Easy Vietnamese Scrambled Eggs with Green Onions (Trung Chien Hanh La)

Vietnamese-style scrambled eggs (Trung Chien) is seasoned with fish sauce (the salt of the East), a bit of sugar (an Asian secret of balancing flavor), ground black pepper and optional green onions for color. It is fried to fluffy perfection with either butter or vegetable oil, and usually kept intact.

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Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry (Thit Bo Xao Bong Cai Xanh)

Beef and broccoli stir fry (thịt bò xào bông cải xanh) is a classic stir fry made with thinly sliced beef sirloin and fresh broccoli florets, coated in a thick savory sauce. The beef is tender and silky. The broccoli is perfectly crunchy. Together they are a well-balanced tasty meal in a bowl that is sure to satisfy any hunger on a busy night.

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Grilled Corn with Scallion Oil (Bap Nuong Mo Hanh)

What’s a quick and delicious recipe to use up a lot of corn? Make Vietnamese grilled corn with scallion oil or Bap Nuong Mo Hanh. The sweetness of the corn, paired with the savory flavor of scallion oil and the smokey flavor of the grill make for a perfect Summer or Labor Day dish.

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Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings (Ga Chien Nuoc Mam)

Fish Sauce Chicken Wings. You see this on every Vietnamese restaurant menu. It’s fried chicken wing with a fine outer crust, tossed in a sweet fish sauce glaze. For those who are absolutely terrified of the smell of death coming from a bottle of fish sauce, this is the perfect recipe to overcome that fear and baby step your way into the magical world of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cuisine.

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Vietnamese Sauteed Prawns in Roe / Tomalley Sauce (Tom Kho Tau Gach Do)

Vietnamese sauteed prawns in roe sauce (Tom Kho Tau Gach Do) is a quick traditional home cooking recipe that is sure to delight. It’s a sweet, savory and a beautifully presented dish that goes wonderfully with steamed rice. The best part of this dish is that everything, from start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. This makes it my family’s go-to recipe after a long day at work and you want something quick on the dinner table.

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Quick Cucumber Kimchi

A quick Korean cucumber kimchi recipe that’s spicy, sweet and tangy. It’s perfect either as a side dish or a main salad.

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