redboat2a

Red Boat Fish Sauce: Interview with the Craftsman and Give Away!

Fish sauce. It permeates and penetrates the air, the senses,  the skin, and the soul of the Vietnamese people.  It ties together the diversity of Vietnamese cuisine from the northern highlands of Vietnam to the canals and tributeries of...

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In Focus with Thuy Phan

We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Thuy Phan, the charming and delightful television show host of In Focus on the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN). SBTN is the first 24 hour Vietnamese language channel geared towards the...

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Date Night: M Wells Diner, Long Island NY

Since moving from NYC two years ago, we were itching to return and enjoy some of the finer restaurants we missed.  But after a two year hiatus, we found ourselves not under the bright city lights  but in rather...

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Banh Cam – Banh Ran Recipe

Bánh cam or bánh rán is one of the most famous and beloved Vietnamese desserts. A golden brown shell of sesame studded rice flour that is crispy on the outside yet chewy on the inside, yielding to a sweet...

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Garlic Noodles with Prawn and ManPans Wok Giveaway!

Growing up, we didn’t eat garlic noodles, but have enjoyed it since living in California from the famous Crustacean restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco who claims it as their signature dish.   Buttery and garlicky, this dish has...

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Introducing theravenouscouple.com

Dear Readers, Our 2 year anniversary is this week and we’re so excited to embark on a new beginning by introducing a new blog design, domain name, and videos! First, the new blog and domain name: theravenouscouple.com —We think the new...

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Tom Rang Thit Ba Chi Caramelized Shrimp Pork Belly

Tom rang thit ba chi (caramelized shrimp and pork belly) served with bowl of hot jasmine rice, pickled mustard greens, and soup of the day would be like our family’s pizza night if we actually ever had one, a once week...

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Canh Dua Chua Thia La Pickled Mustard Green Dill Soup

  When we say Vietnamese soup, you say pho, right?  We would expect that 9 out of 10 times–with the other soup being bun bo hue given the proliferation of pho restaurants across the US. But in actuality, we would...

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Wilton: Bake, Decorate, Celebrate!

It’s true, we can’t think any celebration where there’s no cake. Cakes are synonamous to celebrations as flowers are to spring or fish sauce is to Vietnamese cooking–it just goes together.  Making a cake from scratch and decorating it...

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream

Being the cafe sua da lovers that we are, cans of condensed milk are never hard to find in our pantry. In fact, we fill a squirt bottle with condensed milk for quick and easy access each morning to...