lemonicebox

Lemon Ice Box Pie

We’re fortunate to enjoy a winter harvest with the mild southern California weather. Our garden is full of winter vegetables such as bok choy and edible chrysanthemum, but the harvest we look forward most is our Meyer lemons.  Our...

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Fish Sauce Wings Pok Pok Wings Recipe

During our recent trip to Vietnam, we had fish sauce wings or cánh gà chiên nước mắm at roadside eateries in Vietnam and love the sticky, shellac like layer of fish sauce studded with garlic on a crispy fried...

chahue

Cha Hue – Hue Style Vietnamese Ham

Vietnamese hams, or chả is ubiquitous part of Vietnamese cuisine. But like many Vietnamese dishes, the people of each region add special touches to a dish and call it their own. And it’s no different with chả Huế, a...

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Asian Food Lovers Gift Guide

Fruitcakes aside, some of the best gifts are edible ones. This year, we’re making macarons and packaging them nicely for family and friends. But not everyone has the time make home made gifts so we came up with some...

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Eating in Đà Lạt

While the aroma of street foods at the Đà Lạt night market may entice you to spend your entire evening there, don’t.  Save your appetite as we’ve got some must visit restaurants to try in Đà Lạt.  We use...

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Beautiful and Delicious Đà Lạt

There’s a wonderful place nestled in the central highlands immune to the hot and humid tropical climate of Vietnam, called Đà Lạt, the city of eternal spring. Here the temperate climate is a marked contrast to the rest of central...

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Banh Trung Thu Moon Cakes

We previously wrote about the meaning of Tet trung thu festival and the ubiquitous and delicious mooncakes but never thought of making them ourselves.  We thought it was too complicated to make at home, but fortunately we were proven...

canhchua

Canh Chua Vietnamese Sour Tamarind Soup and Life in the Mekong Delta

From Tebetian highlands to the lowlands of southwest Vietnam, the Mekong river and it’s thousands of tributaries meanders it’s way across 39,000 square km in Vietnam known as the Mekong Delta or miền tây (western region) , encompassing the lands immediately...

OURVIETNAM

Our Vietnam

It was time. Since starting this Vietnamese inspired food blog as a couple three years ago, it was our dream to visit our quê hương, motherland, together.  And we finally made that journey. We just spent the most amazing...

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Sinh Tố Mít Jackfruit Milkshake

This post is sponsored by got milk? in partnership with local California organizations that educate kids about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. We’re always looking for ways to keep cool during these record heatwaves. That means...