Category Archives: Appetizer

Cha Gio Chay – Vegetarian Eggrolls

Chuc mung nam moi (belated)!!! It’s my year – year of the rabbit (cat in the Vietnamese tradition) – and I have a great feeling it’s going to be a good one! It’s been so hectic lately with work, school … Continue reading

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Banh Bao (Chay & Mang) – Steamed Pork and Vegetarian Buns

Happy New Year’s to everyone! My new year’s resolution: to put up as many recipes as I can on the Daily Rice Bowl! And what better way to start than posting some delicious steamed pork (or vegetarian) buns to keep … Continue reading

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Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Seafood & Pork Crepe

After a whirlwind of Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Chicago, I’m now in the comforts of my thankfully warm Phoenix home. I was able to taste some authentic Philly cheese steak, Boston seafood (clam chowder!), tour the New York … Continue reading

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Banh Bot Loc – Vietnamese Shrimp & Pork Dumplings

Lately, I have been very busy travelling and interviewing for optometry school. On my recent trip to California, I stayed with an aunt who is a wonderful cook, and for dinner she served homemade banh bot loc sans banana leaf. … Continue reading

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Goi Cuon Tom Thit – Shrimp & Pork Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Goi cuon translates to “rolled salad”, so you can expect lots of veggies. Traditionally, the main ingredients are pork and shrimp, but I have seen a few variations such as the vegetarian version our family makes that includes tofu, cha … Continue reading

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