platebyplate2

Plate by Plate 2010

Have you wondered where we’ve been lately? It’s been over two weeks since we last posted and it feels strange–but no, we haven’t lost the energy to cook or blog, it’s just been a really, really, busy time for...

banhbeo2web

Banh Beo Steamed Rice Cakes with Shrimp and Pork Rinds

Banh beo, oh how we love to slurp up your delicate rice cakes topped with minced shrimp and crispy pork rind bathed in a spicy nuoc mam cham…We smile with satisfaction as we pile empty banh beo bowls upon...

happypho2aweb

Happy Pho Gluten Free Brown Rice Pho Noodles and Giveaway!

Have you noticed that with close to 100 recipes, we haven’t posted a single recipe for pho?  We adore pho and love the fragrance that wakes us up in the morning from an overnight marriage of beef bones, charred...

kiyokawa

Date Night #1: Kiyokawa Restaurant, Beverly Hills CA

As many of our readers know, we’re writing this blog from both Los Angeles and Phoenix. So a typical weekend for us might be pick up Kim at the airport, spend time with family and friends, cook and eat...

chethai2web

Che Thai Recipe Vietnamese Fruit Cocktail

Che Thai is our easy go to summer dessert when we’re serving lots of guests and in a crunch for time–we served these at our last 2 parties and it always seems to run out. It’s by far the...

mintchipweb

Mint Chip Gelato Recipe

  The heat made us do it. Yes, we finally got an ice cream maker!  We have the classic Cuisinart ICE-20 and are having a blast experimenting with fun flavors. So far we’ve made Cafe Sua Da (Vietnanamese Iced...

streetfoodfest

Plate by Plate and LA Street Food Fest 2010

Have we mention how generous the food loving community in LA are and how we’re so happy to be a part of it? From the Eat My Blog bake sale to Taste of the Nation LA, Angelenos love to...

bobiaweb

Bo Bia Chinese Sausage Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce Recipe

Bo Bia is a common street food in Vietnam made made of chinese sausage, jicama, carrots, dried shrimp, and slivers of thinly scrambled egg. Although the word “bo” means beef, there is no beef in this whatsoever. The dish...

duriansemifreddo2web

Durian Ice Cream Semifreddo Pie

Durian. Just the mere mention of the name elicits extremes of love and craving as well as horror and disgust. Anthony Bourdain, a lover of durian, describes his experience as thus: “Its taste can only be described as…indescribable, something...

stuffedsquid4web

Vietnamese Stuffed Squid Muc Nhoi Thit

Muc nhoi thit (Vietnamese stuffed squid) was a request from one of our loyal readers, Tung from Orange County, and luckily we had extra stuffing from our stuffed tofu (dau hu nhoi thit) so we decided to honor his...