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 …

We recently moved out of the house that I planted so many lemongrass bushes.  Those lemongrass plants are still thriving so the new tenant asked me how they should cook it?  Lemongrass chicken came to mind as it’s the easiest way to cook/use lemongrass.  I brought over to them Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken made with the …

Similar to the last 4 menu ideas this one is also quick to prepare. Menu #5 – Menu #5 consists of: Braised Fish IP (Ca Kho To), Stir-fried Water Spinach (Rau Muong) with Garlic, and Watercress with Ground Pork Soup.  For the Water Spinach (Rau Muong), I typically season using sea salt and mushroom seasoning …

Pandan Sticky Rice is a popular breakfast item in Vietnam.  I remember growing up eating this sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves on my way to school.  I do like adding mung bean for some protein but it’s totally optional.  This is a simple version using Pandan Paste for flavor and coloring.  The long version …

Beside Phở Bò (Beef Pho), Bo Kho (Beef Stew) is another Vietnamese dish that I believe the IP is great for! Beef shank can take quite some time to soften when cooking on the stove top. I always dreaded making it before and it was a dish that my Mother-in-law would only cook for special …

Butter Quail has to be my favorite appetizer!  I just don’t like paying for it at the restaurants… LOL.  It’s always 1 of most expensive items on the appetizer menu and the portion is very small (at most 2 quails cut in half).  I remember the last time I ordered was in 2014, right before …

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