Hello and Welcome to Katie’s Test Kitchen!

My name is Katie Le. I’m Vietnamese, a wife and Mom to 2 little boys. Like many of you I work full-time outside of the house but also want to provide my family with home cooked meals at the end of the day or week. I do love Vietnamese food more than anything and I want my kids to know the food of their culture.

We all struggle with not having enough time in the kitchen to make food that traditionally take our Mom/Grandma hours or days to cook. Thank goodness modern technology has developed a pressure cooker called an Instant Pot (IP)! Broth that needed to be simmered overnight can now be done within minutes. I am a self-declared “pothead” (Instant Pot lover) since 2017. With my passion for the IP and my love for Vietnamese food, I strive to transform and adapt traditional recipes into something that are much easier to follow and take a lot less time to make without sacrificing flavor or authenticity. I also love the Air Fryer and the Philips Pasta Maker so I will share tips and ideas on how to quickly prepare meals with those as well.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll find this blog useful. You can follow my Facebook page: Katie’s Test Kitchen. I’m also a member of an awesome closed group on Facebook called “Instant Pot Vietnamese Recipes“. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Happy Cooking!


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