Bò kho – Vietnamese beef stew

I often disappointed everytime I took my friends to a Vietnamese restaurant. My friend always wanted to try the bò kho but I never wanted to recommend it to then because those bò Kho at the restaurants cannot even hold a candle to our family recipe. So I told my friend that I will cook…

Mid-night Cowboy steak ramen

There was a dish that kept me thinking about, every time I walked by that ramen restaurant -Jinya. I always wanted to have it but I was afraid that it would be too heavy for lunch, then I would get back to work, feeling very sleepy. Finally, one beautiful early Autumn day, when the weather…

Balcony garden

I always love plants and garden. When I was little, my cousins and I would ride our bikes to the countryside and hang out in the rice fields, catching tiny fishes, frogs, crabs me crickets. Then we flied our kites or picked lotus flowers. There weren’t internet or phones and it was the best time…

Bún bò Huế – Spicy beef soup of Huế

Phở is very popular around the world but Búb bò Huế is a more excited dish that equally popular in Vietnam. Bbh is the finest art of using the ingredients represent the Vietnamese cooking and Southern Asia cooking. From the fragrance of lemongrass, the combination of garlic and chillies to the unami flavor of fish…

Galbi Jjim – spicy braised short ribs at Sun Nong Dan

Sub Nong Dan is famous for their Galbi Jjim – spicy braised short ribs. Jonathan Gold loved it so much, he listed it in LA 101 list of restaurant. The short ribs were braised in soy sauce, cooking wine, onion, carrot, potatoes, rice cake and Korean spicy sauce, until they were tender and fall of…

30 – minutes Vietnamese beef salad!

My Mom used to make this dish for us when she wanted us to eat our salad. This salad is a whole meal by itself including meat, veggies and served with rice. The Vietnamese salad dressing is very light and low in calories compared to the Westerner dressings. For the meat, we used thin slide…

Deep sea fishing for the freshest fish tacos ever! 🌮

I went to deep sea fishing trip with my friend today and we caught some good size California Scorpionfish and red snappers! Those fishes are delicious with white firm flesh and cannot be bought at the groceries store. I found it best to just simple fry them for home made fish tacos. First, I marinated…