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Rubber Duck Baby Sprinkle

We had a fun opportunity and pleasure of hosting a ‘baby sprinkle’ for my dear sister and brother in law as they await the arrival of their second baby. Baby Sprinkles are smaller than Baby Showers and celebrate the...

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Pantry Nightmares: Oxo Pop Container Giveaway

Does your pantry look like this? Ours was a recurring nightmare. No matter how many times we tried to clean the pantry, it would rear its messy, disorganized face again like a bad garden weed. Our pantry troubles began...

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Bun Bo Hue Recipe

Spicy, fiery red, and murky, the appearance of bún bò Huế is almost the antithesis of it’s better known Vietnamese soup counterpart, phở bò, which is valued for it’s clarity and pure clean flavors. Although both have beef as it’s...

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Heo Yeah T’s

Due to popular demand and inspired by the Filipino version created by Pig Parts and Beer, we’ve printed Heo Yeah’s T’s just in time for the holidays and they’re ready to ship to your pork lovin’ friends and family....

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Chao Ca Vietnamese Fish Porridge

Goodbye honeymoon bliss, hello stark reality. Following 12 days of carefree honeymooning Spain where everyday was an culinary adventure, the first thing we craved after a grueling trans-Atlantic and cross country flight back to Los Angeles was something homey,...

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Pork: the Vietnamese Way – Heo Yeah!

Update: Preorder your Heo Yeah T’s now! Very limited quantities are available. Visit our new online store and pay securely with paypal! In Vietnam, my grandma, mom, and aunts butchered and sold pork at the market.  They raised as...

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Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

By all accounts, the first annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival at LA Live was a smashing success. If we judge food festivals based on how stuffed we were, then this one takes the cake as we came...

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Creme Brulee with Dragon Fruit Pearls

Kim loves custard desserts so after our soy panna cotta experience, she wanted to make something more rich, so a classic creme brulee it was! A classic creme brulee is smooth, creamy, and decadent so we opted not to...

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Soy Milk Panna Cotta with Red Wine Sauce and $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway!

Recently Los Angeles has been hit with heat waves that made us constantly hover around the AC and brought back nightmares of our short time living in the scorching desert of Phoenix, Arizona. Serious cooking was the last thing...

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Nước Mát – Artichoke and Pandan Iced Tea

Nước mát, a common Vietnamese iced tea made from artichoke (atisô) and pandan leaves (lá dua) literally means refreshing or cooling water.  In the sweltering heat of summer, it’s so much easier and tempting to order a glass or two...