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Month: March 2018

Phở Gà Đi Bộ (“Walking Chicken” Pho)

My husband and I love eating out at different places. There seems to be a correlation with “hole in the wall” places and excellent food.  After all how does a run-down (dirty) place still in business if their food isn’t good, right? One particular hole in the wall spot is Pho Ga Thanh Thanh in …

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Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding

Another idea for your baby 3-quart IP.  Perfect for dessert like I was hoping when I bought it. This is a quick and easy dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours.  I made this last year and shared it in the Vietnamese IP Recipe Group.  A lot of members loved it but this is …

Artichoke and Chrysanthemum Tea Instant Pot

Water is good for you but I’m not big on drinking just plain water. So in an attempt to keep myself hydrated during the day at work I decided to make Artichoke and Chrysanthemum Tea last night. It was so refreshing over ice. It woke me up so I didn’t have to make 2nd cup …

Fresh Bamboo Shoot with Chicken Noodle Soup

If you are like me and don’t like to cook whole chicken in the IP just for a few bowls of noodle soup then consider using chicken leg quarters.  Leg quarters consists of about a quarter of the chicken meat on the chicken, hence the name!  It includes a thigh, drumstick, and a part of the …

Braised Fish in the IP

I’m one of those when I see someone eats something I salivate and have to eat it too, especially late at night. My good friend, Vy, shared a photo of her braised fish in the IP one late night when we were chatting and that was it. I woke up wanting fish. But of course …

Wonton Noodle Soup

Having time in the kitchen is now a luxury (never thought I’d say that!).  Wonton Noodle Soup was requested by the kids quite a few times.  They love egg noodles more than anything.  Once again, I used the Instant Pot to make the broth overnight.  I prefer marrow bones to make broth over neck bones.  …

EZ Vegetarian Lunch

So I ate out the entire first week at work.  I went from food truck to food truck on campus.  It was expensive (about $10 for lunch) and for some days it was disappointing.  So this week I decided to “pack” lunch to work.  My idea of packing lunch was Lean Cuisine frozen meals… LOL.  …

Pho for Everybody

Last night I managed to make 2 pots of Pho: one beef and the other vegetarian for my Mom. The Beef Pho I actually made it while sleeping thanks to the IP.   Before heading to bed the night before, I set 30 minutes HP and allowed it to NPR and “Keep Warm” over night.  In …

Súp Măng Cua (Asparagus Crab Soup)

A super belated post but I wanted to share that I also used the leftover chicken broth to make Asparagus Crab Soup last week.  It was easy peasy, in less than 30 minutes!  Dinner was served on time 😉 Here is the link to the recipe: Súp Măng Cua (Asparagus Crab Soup)  

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