How to make Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)

Jajangmyeon is a popular chinese korean noodle mixed with Black Bean Sauce (salty black soybean paste), diced pork and assorted vegetables. For me it’s always a comfort food which is easy enough to make anytime but still delicate enough to invite family or friends over. Believe me, both children and…

Pig Ears in Vinegar Brine

This dish may sound strange to you but it’s actually really tasty, which any Vietnamese man would love because it goes perfectly with beer or just any other occasion as an appetizer. Like many other pickling dishes, it’s very easy to make. Let’s begin. INGREDIENTS: 6 pig ears vinegar, salt, cooking…

Meat in Fish Sauce Brine

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner and this is the time of the year when Vietnamese families are busy preparing all the good food for Tet. We tend to make kind of food that can be made ahead of time so that we can all enjoy family…

Duck Bamboo Noodle Soup

Today I’ll introduce to you a very tasty dish which is a perfect choice for the winter – the duck bamboo noodle soup. Let’s get started. INGREDIENTS: 1 duck 1.5-2 lbs young bamboo onion, culantro, vietnamese mint ginger, garlic, chili pepper salt, fish sauce, vinegar Step 1: In general, ducks usually…

How to make Vietnamese Yogurt

Hi friends, today we’re gonna make a very simple dessert, the vietnamese yogurt. It has an amazing sweet and tangy delicious taste and a silky smooth texture. Let’s begin.   INGREDIENTS: 1/2 can of condensed milk 1 liter of fresh milk. I’m using 2% fat. Whole or 2% milk will make the…

How to make Vietnamese Beef Stew

Winter is stewing season and Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Kho) is one of my favorite dishes. It can be served in many different ways and still so delicious. This is also a great idea to prepare a family meal for these joyful holidays. Join me in the kitchen and make…

How to make Vietnamese Eggplant Soup

In this post, I’ll introduce to you a very hearty dish of northern Vietnam – the eggplant soup. You’ll need many ingredients to create this dish but the effort is always worthwhile. This soup can really warm you up from the inside-out in the freezing winter. Let’s get started. Ingredients: 200g pork belly 1-2…

How to make Fish Cakes

Making fish cakes is not as difficult as many people may think. In this post I will share with you a very easy method to make them. Let’s begin! Ingredients: 500g tilapia fillet 300g ground pork 2 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp tapioca starch (or corn starch)…

How to make Pumpkin Soup

When the fall comes, pumpkin is alway a great choice to make something nutritious and tasty for your family. In the post I’ll show you how to make an easy but very delicious pumpkin soup. Ingredients: pumpkin (peeled und cut in cubes) 100g minced pork 10 medium shrimps (peeled) green onion…

How to make Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

Hi everyone, in this post I’ll introduce to you one specialty of Hanoi – the sweet potato shrimp cake. The Hanoian call it “Banh Tom Ho Tay”, in which “Ho Tay” stands for the location around Hanoi’s largest lake, where this specialty usually found. Let’s get started! Ingredients: 200g all purpose…