Posts tagged summer
Korean BBQ: Easy Beef & Pork Belly Bulgogi Marinade

For this pork and beef bulgogi marinade recipe, I utilize a store-bought Korean BBQ sauce as a base and add a few extra ingredients to liven it up. I usually like to make my marinades from scratch. However, this particular brand is really delicious so why reinvent the wheel? This is a great Korean product to use when you are in a rush and need something tasty for a Korean BBQ.

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Iced Caramel Macchiato using Vietnamese Phin

One of my favorite drinks at Starbucks is an iced caramel macchiato. However, at over $4 a drink, the drink doesn’t come cheap. I finally came up with a copycat recipe that I truly love. It’s even better than the Starbucks version, which I think has way too much milk and not enough coffee. Now I can enjoy my drink just how I like it without having to pay a premium.

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Macha Iced Latte with Grass Jelly

It's officially Summer! What better way to enjoy the Summer heat than a refreshing cold beverage in hand. Macha iced latte, anyone?

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Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

Grilled lemongrass pork chop is my go-to item when I pack lunch for my husband to take to work. I pack the pork chops with steamed white rice and fresh vegetables such as lettuce or sliced cucumbers. Sometimes, I add kimchi and a fried egg if I'm feeling nice. When he reheats the pork chop in the microwave at work, I've been told that he's the envy of his coworkers ;-)

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Grass Jelly Milk Tea with Sea Salt Cream Top (Tra Sua Suong Sao)

I once told my husband, "If you cut me open, I'll bleed milk tea." He asked, "Why are you so morbid?" I don't know. At the time, it was the only way to accurately express my love for milk tea. What can I say? The love is real and strong.

Lately, I have a thing for grass jelly in my milk tea. Milk tea and grass jelly with a cream top and a sprinkle of sea salt? Oh God. Yes, please!

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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausage (Nem Nuong)

When I feel like torturing the neighbors, I take out the grill and cook up Nem Nướng, Vietnamese grilled pork sausage. I waft the aroma of this tasty Vietnamese sausage into their yard. That is what you get for taking my parking!

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Beef (Bo Nuong Vi)

Bo Nuong Vi is a Vietnamese dish where thinly sliced beef is quickly seared with onions and butter on a small griddle at the center of a table. Guests grill the beef themselves and assemble their own wraps with softened rice paper, grilled beef, and an assortment of fresh vegetables, Vietnamese herbs, and a traditional but pungent pineapple-fermented anchovy sauce (Mam Nem) or a more tamed Vietnamese fish sauce dipping sauce (Nuoc Mam Cham).

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Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh Tố Bơ) Recipe

In Vietnam, we use avocados in desserts. Sinh Tố Bơ is a ice-blended drink of ripe avocados, sugar, milk and sweetened condensed milk. It's refreshing, semi-healthy summer time drink.

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