Archive for the ‘Vietnamese Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Grilled Vietnamese Pork

Glazed in a sweet and sticky marinade made of shallots, honey, brown sugar, fish sauce, lemongrass, soy sauce, cilantro and white pepper,  this grilled Vietnamese pork recipe always wins rave reviews at my house.   I grill the pieces of pork shoulder on my non-stick stove top grill pan so it’s easy peasy and clean [...]

postheadericon Braised Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps

I recently met my friend Susie at Lukshon Restaurant in Culver City and we had the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth braised pork belly lettuce wraps with a sweet, sour and salty hot sauce.  The luxurious and rich pork belly was brilliantly paired with bright sauce bursting with Southeast Asian Flavors.  I felt inspired to try my [...]

postheadericon Banh Mi

To know me is to Banh Mi.  If you haven’t had this incredible Vietnamese sandwich, you must walk, no run, to your nearest Vietnamese bakery or to the grocery store to make it.  This is a classic Vietnamese sandwich that is completely addicting.  It’s loaded with fresh marinated veggies, succulent and flavorful chicken, aromatic herbs [...]

postheadericon Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Shrimp

As the Culinary Ambassador to City of  Hope, I just demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls at an “In the Kitchen” event held at a private residence.  The event was co-sponsored by the City of San Marino in celebration of its centennial.  We had an amazing turnout of enthusiastic guests excited to learn all [...]

postheadericon Lemongrass Beef Skewers in the Big Easy

Here are the yummy beef skewers I made for the Asian Cajun seminar at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience (NOWFE).  Before I share my recipe, I want to tell you all about my incredible experience in the Big Easy! Here I am pictured with my Asian Cajun co-panelists:  the amazing sommelier at Commander’s Palace, [...]

postheadericon Vietnamese Mix & Match Noodles

                   The inaugural What Chefs Eat event to celebrate Charles Phan’s new cookbook Vietnamese Home Cooking was a huge success.  The event took place at the stunning Sub Zero showroom in Burlingame, California.  I was so honored to moderate the live interview with Charles.  We all learned that [...]

postheadericon Southeast Asian Vegetables with Tofu

I was so honored to participate in City of Hope’s KNBC Channel 4 Los Angeles segment in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As City of Hope’s (COH) Culinary Ambassador, my role is to educate people about the 5 Super Foods – mushrooms, pomegranates, blueberries, cinnamon and grape seed extract – that Dr. Chen and [...]

postheadericon Crispy Calamari Salad

Don’t just love it when you order crispy calamari at a restaurant?  It’s crispy and flavorful but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy.  Maybe you thought you couldn’t tackle it home but I’m here to tell you that it’s super simple and fast.  Here’s my Thai version with the crispy calamari perched atop mixed greens, tomatoes [...]

postheadericon Grilled Vietnamese Pork

Glazed in a sweet, sticky and spicy marinade, this grilled Vietnamese pork recipe won raves  during the girls lunch I threw the other day.  I just grilled the pieces or pork shoulder on my non-stick stove top grill pan so there was more time to chat with my friends instead of running out to the [...]

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