Summer 2021 is just around the corner!  I cannot believe it!  I want to share with you a Vietnamese recipe that is perfect for Summer.  What’s more Summer perfect than grilled meat!  In the past few weeks, my family had been eating endless grilled pork as I tried to perfect this recipe.  They didn’t complain so I guess it’s a good thing.  I am finally happy with this version and I hope you will like it too!

In this recipe I am serving grilled pork skewers with vermicelli.  You can, however, serve with rice, rice paper rolls, baguettes or by itself as appetizers.  You can marinate the meat ahead of time and freeze them directly on the skewers.  When you need them remove from freezer and put directly onto the grill.  It comes in handy for those surprised guests that you might have this Summer… LOL.

RECIPE: Bún Thịt Nướng (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Vermicelli)

This is a recipe that I promised on Facebook to upload months ago!  I finally got time to work on new recipes again.  I hope to add some more this next coming weeks before Summer begins.

Air Fryer “Grilled” Cuttlefish with Sate is very quick and easy!  You can marinate a bunch and keep them frozen in the freezer.  Defrost them and plop in the Air Fryer for a quick appetizer (or đồ nhậu/drinking food as we call them in Vietnamese).  It goes sooo well with a nice cold beer, and I don’t even like beer!

Recipe: Mực Nướng Sa Tế (Air Fryer Grilled Cuttlefish with Sate)

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of January!  I hope everyone is doing better so far in 2021.  Today I had the opportunity to make Cơm Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Rice) for my parents since they are feeling under the weather.  My Mom said she enjoyed it!  I haven’t made this dish in ages so I figured it was time to edit and revive this recipe!  This dish is easier with 2 Instant Pots so if you are like me with multiple IP please give it a try.

Recipe: Cơm Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Rice)

On Thanksgiving this year I put together a simple Vegetarian Hot Pot for our small family.  We had turkey and ham but I needed a vegetarian dish for my Mom who is a vegetarian.  Hot pot is the easiest thing in the world.  I had the IP cooked the vegetable broth.  And during that time I washed and sliced vegetables.  And pretty much that was it.  I planted some Napa cabbage this Fall so we harvested it for the hot pot!  Our family truly enjoyed this meal.

Recipe:

Lẩu Chay Instant Pot (Vegetarian Hot Pot)

Happy December 1st everyone!  Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I can’t believe we are in the last month of 2020.  What a crazy year it has been and I can’t wait for 2020 to be over honestly.

There is a recipe that I shared on my Facebook page awhile back that never made it on here.  It’s a simple recipe for Pâté Chaud – Bánh Patê Sô (Vietnamese Savory Puff Pastry).  If you are Vietnamese you know exactly what I’m talking about.  They sell these delicious pastries at local Viet delis and they are a popular appetizer at Vietnamese house parties.  We also eat them for breakfast and as snack.  If you are not familiar with Bánh Patê Sô here is a link to it on Wiki.

There are so many variation of these delicious puff pastries which you can find all over the internet but the one I make is very simple and incorporate liver pate.  I hope you will give it a try!

Recipe: Pâté Chaud – Bánh Patê Sô (Vietnamese Savory Puff Pastry)

Happy Fall everyone!

Although Fall doesn’t quite exist in Florida like most Northern States we still really enjoy this season.  The temperature in Orlando has actually dropped a bit and if we go outside very early in the morning we can almost feel “Fall”… LOL.

Colder temperature always translate to soupy/brothy dishes for me.  Yesterday for lunch I decided to recreate the Alphabet Beef Soup that are typically served with the 7 courses of Beef (Bò 7 Món).  I first had it years ago at a Vietnamese restaurant in Southern CA that specialized in Bò 7 Món.  The 7th course of beef is Beef Congee or Cháo Bò which are cooked with rice.  But because your stomach gets pretty full after the 6th course that rice congee might not be very appetizing.  So I think instead some restaurants opt to serve this Beef Soup with the Alphabet Pasta (I could be totally wrong here… LOL).  It’s just a small amount of pasty cover by a ton of flavorful ground beef broth.  I love the warming taste and the kids love it because they saw the alphabets floating in the bowl.  It becomes a fun meal!

You don’t have to use IP to make this dish but it does make it easy not having to “babysit” the pot.  I hope you will give this kid-friendly recipe a try!

Recipe: Vietnamese “ABC Soup” IP

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