Category Archives: Main Dish

Ca Hap – Vietnamese Ginger Steamed Fish

Let me introduce to one of my most favorite recipes: Ca Hap. Nothing is more homey to me than rice and delicately steamed fish topped with glass noodles, ginger, fermented soy beans (which tastes so much better than it sounds), … Continue reading

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Bun Canh Ca Ngot – Sweet Fish Noodle Soup

So it’s been a long time because: 1. My camera was broken until somewhat recently fixed 2. I have an almost full time job plus a part time night job…..gotta save up for school somehow! Hopefully once I get in … Continue reading

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Bun Ca Tom Chay – Vermicelli, Tomato & Pineapple Vegetarian Soup

Continuing our vegetarian theme, this recipe was also made during Lunar New Year week. This recipe is a made up concoction – no real name to it – but still delicious and full of nutrition from the mushroom, tomatoes, and … 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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Banh Canh Heo Hai San – Pork and Seafood Udon Noodle Soup

My excuse for the long period of absence is school….applying for optometry school, but I have been cooking! I have a list of recipes lined up and I wanted to come back with a big bang – seafood udon noodle … Continue reading

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Tom Ca – Sweet Tomato Shrimp

This is a very easy dish and cheap daily dish. One of my personal favorites! I chose this recipe because I had leftover ingredients from the bun rieu. Efficient, right? Tom Ca – Sweet Tomato Shrimp Ingredients 1/3 white onion … Continue reading

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