One of the Vietnamese dishes melted my in-laws’ heart is this Vietnamese beef stew (“Bò Kho”). It is one of the recipes that turns tough meat cut, like beef shanks, into delicious and flavorful. The beef was marinated, then cooked in coconut water and spices till tender… hmmm… yummy!
“Bánh canh cua” or “Vietnamese crab udon soup” was one of my favorite soups of all time. It is savory with a delightful sweetness of the broth. Make my mouth watering every time I think of it, so let’s make it, shall we?
A simple, savory yet unpopular Vietnamese rice noodle soup that you probably would never find it anywhere: Bún Bò Sáo Răm. This rice noodle soup features simple ingredients: thin-sliced beef, lots of tomatoes and Vietnamese coriander. And yes, it’s another delicious recipe from grandma, haha!
Located in the heart of Asian District of Mesa, Mekong sandwiches is a hidden gem for authentic “Banh mi”.
“Bánh mì” is such a delicious and convenient treat. It is truly “fast food” of Vietnam. Along side with the famous “Bánh mì” (sandwich type), there is “Bánh mì chảo”, usually for dine-in. Regardless which versions, “Bánh mì” has become a phenomena in Vietnamese street food cuisine.
During the super busy period, instant noodles temporarily became some of my meals. In order to make it less unhealthy and less boring, I “followed” my dad’s cooking style and here is how he upgrades his instant noodle game!
With high-quality coffee in disposable package, you’re now having good coffee in less than 5 minutes. These handy packages allows you to carry them anywhere. Don’t know about others but I’m definitely get some more for the reception at my thesis defense!
During the Spring break, we spared some times to try new things, including the well-known Beef Wellington. This is our first attempt to prepare this dish from scratch. There is no recipe here, this is just a record of our first try!
In the lens of general understanding, coffee is just brewing the ground, roasted beans in water. In the lens of a scientist, there is some phenomenal chemistry in our daily cups of coffee.
In case you want to find a coffee shop with quiet atmosphere to focus on working or have some small talks with your friends, well… I got you covered! This post is a mini collection of some nice and peaceful coffee shops that I discovered while I was in Vietnam.