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Whipped Lardo Recipe

Lard used to be a staple in kitchen, but for decades it’s been shunned due to fears that saturated animal fat increases risk for cardiovascular disease.  Recent  studies have casted doubt on this claim and we’re reading more  articles...

Lime and Cilantro Marinated Flank Steak and T-Fal Optigrill Giveway!

Lime and Cilantro Marinated Flank Steak and T-Fal Optigrill Giveway!

Kim’s brother Robert recently went away for graduate school.  But unlike Kim who starting cooking at a young age, Robert’s idea of cooking is boiling packaged ramen.  As much as we love ramen, we simply couldn’t have him eat...

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Banh Mi Thit Xa Xiu and Review of The Banh Mi Handbook

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Nguyen provides a foundation for making classic versions of banh mi as well as a source of  inspiration for unique banh mi interpretations.  It’s divided into recipes for the...

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Grilled Steak with Crying Tiger Dipping Sauce

Next to Vietnamese food, Thai food is probably our second favorite Asian cuisine to cook.   The  foundation of sour, sweet, salty and spicy flavors found in many Thai dishes are  similar and delicious to our Vietnamese palate.   We’re...

Terranea: Babymoon Staycation

Terranea: Babymoon Staycation

While many of our readers on Facebook and Instagram already know news, we want to share that we are going to welcome  a little sous chef to the family!  It still hasn’t hit us yet as we’ve yet to...

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Cha Que Vietnamese Cinnamon Pork Pate

My parents visited recently over the holidays (This post took a lot longer then we expected, but never late then never! ) and did some baking.  But to mom, baking is much more savory endeavor. She doesn’t have a...

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Snow Affogato

Are you ready to prepare a dessert that’s a showstopper and will knock the socks off of everyone? It’s the snow affogato. Click the video above and see. The first time we heard of this dessert from Cafe Maji...

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Hainan Chicken Rice Com Ga Hai Nam

For a simple dish, com ga or chicken rice is a beloved dish in our family. Although it originated from a small island of Hainan or Hai Nam  in the South China Sea between Vietnam and China, it’s popularity...

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Sous Vide Lamb Chops with Basil Chimichurri

Fresh herbs are quintessential to Vietnamese cooking.  During the summer months, we try to grow basil, mint, perilla (tia to) coriander (rau ram), and our favorite rice paddy herb (ngo om) in our backyard garden.    But now in...

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Bò Nhúng Dấm

Looking to impress guests and host the easiest Vietnamese dinner party ever?  We’ve got just the meal for you, called bò nhúng dấm. It’s basically a Vietnamese shabu-shabu and the best part is your guests can do the cooking.  The...