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Fried Spring Rolls

What’s the difference between fried spring rolls and fried egg rolls?  It’s the wrapper and the filling.  Fried spring roll wrappers are made from flour.  The skin is thinner, flaky and crispy.  Egg roll wrappers are made from wheat and … Continue reading

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Firecracker Shrimp

I love hosting parties for friends and families.  But c0oking for a large group can be exhausting.  That’s why making Firecracker Shrimp is a perfect appetizer. It does not require a lot of ingredients and is easy to make. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Crockpot Pho

Pho is one of my favorite meals but it takes so long to make a good broth. The broth makes the pho and it can take anywhere from 6 hours to a full day to get a rich broth with … Continue reading

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Product Review – Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine.   I always have it stocked and it’s not often I cook without it. If you don’t know what it is, you should get to know it. It has a unique flavor … Continue reading

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Bun Rieu – Vietnamese Crab, Egg, and Tomato Noodle Soup

Sometimes I can’t decide what I like more, rice or noodles. It’s a toss up but right now noodles are my favorite. Any type  of noodles. One of the boyfriend’s favorite is a Vietnamese noodle soup made with crab, eggs, … Continue reading

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Lab Nam Took – Waterfall Beef Salad

Lab is one of the essential Lao and Thai dishes. Also known as larb or laap. It is a type ofmeat salad made with chicken, beef or pork tossed with herbs and fish sauce. Growing up,we had lab quite often. … Continue reading

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Thai Tea and Lychee Coconut Mint Popsicles

Often times the boyfriend brings home new products from the store and wants me to try it out.  I don’t always know what to do with it. But last night, he brought home popsicle molds!  I was so excited to … Continue reading

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Kalbi – Korean BBQ Short Ribs

I’ve been hiking more lately to prepare for a backpacking trip and I’ve noticed the leaves are beginning to turn color.  It’s a sign summer is almost over.  What better way to send off the summer than with a BBQ. … Continue reading

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Miso Glazed Fish

Another cuisine I love but wished I knew how to make is Japanese.  It always seems too complicated.  I do have a go-to recipe which only requires 5 ingredients – miso glazed fish.  It’s sticky, salty, and sweet.  And the … Continue reading

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Bibimbap – Korean Mix Rice

I love Korean food.  I never had it until after college.   It’s now one of favorite cuisines.  Making it has always been intimidating to me.  But let’s give it a go. Bibimbap is a mix rice dish with a … Continue reading

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