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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Vietnamese Pickled Daikon & Carrots for Banh Mi (Do Chua)

What had me occupied all Saturday morning long? I really wanted Vietnamese sandwiches (Banh Mi) and had no pickled daikon and carrot (Do Chua). A Vietnamese sandwich without picked daikon and carrot is a naked sandwich and isn't worth eating. So what is a girl to do? Simple. Make it from scratch.

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Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Tamarind Fish Soup with Elephant Ear Taro (Canh Chua Ca Nau Bac Ha)

This is a classic Vietnamese home cooking dish of sweet and sour fish soup and elephant ear taro. This soup goes great with a lot of caramelized protein side dishes (do an kho) in a traditional Vietnamese family meal.

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Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)

Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) is the quick poultry alternative to its more well-known and beloved cousin, Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup). Pho consists of rice noodles in a hearty and aromatic broth made from either beef or chicken stock, topped with meat and garnished with fresh herbs.

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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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Vietnamese Fermented Shrimp Sauce (Mam Tom)

This Vietnamese fermented shrimp sauce (Mam Tom) is the traditional dipping sauce for Hanoi Fried Fish with Turmeric and Dill (Cha Ca La Vong).

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Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Any kind of vegetable soup (canh) is a must in Vietnamese home cooking. Canh Dau Hu He is a very simple soup that takes no more than 15 minutes to make. The soup is made of chicken stock, tofu, garlic chives and ground pork.

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Quick Kid-Friendly Vietnamese Pan-Fried Ground Pork Patty Recipe

When my kids were toddlers, they were very picky eaters. Meat was the one thing they struggled the most with. This simple pan-fried Vietnamese pork patties helped solve that. No bones. No toughness. Just nothing but tender meat with great Asian flavors.

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Singapore-Style Chili Crab

Chili crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. It is stir-fried crab with ginger, garlic, shallots and chilies in a thick sweet and savory egg and tomato sauce. Despite its name, the dish is not very spicy.

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