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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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… Read More

So I like to ask the kids in the morning what they want Mommy to make for dinner.  I typically follow with “noodle soup?” hoping they would say yes… LOL.  My husband then pointed out that most of my recipes posted are… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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