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  • Instant Pot Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Spare Ribs Recipe (Sườn Ram Mặn)

    March 12, 2018Van

    Every Vietnamese household will likely have their own special recipe for these Caramelized Pork Spare Ribs (Sườn Ram Mặn). You start by making caramel (Nước Màu), which gives the ribs a lovely flavor and that beautiful amber sheen—taste begins with the eyes and that color gets the tastebuds going.  The secret to great spare ribs is to make…

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  • Instant Pot Vietnamese Chicken Curry Recipe (Cà Ri Gà)

    March 8, 2018Van

    Vietnamese Chicken Curry is a dish I love and know very well, I’ve been eating my mom’s version of this dish my entire life. It’s so flavorful & delicious — the contrast of textures when eating it with a crusty baguette is absolute perfection. My recipe is a little different from my mom’s—I prefer a…

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  • Instant Pot Whiskey Hoisin BBQ Ribs

    February 28, 2018Van

    Dennis’ Famous Whiskey Hoisin Ribs One of the perks to being married to my husband is enjoying the company of his Godparents. Visiting them at their home in beautiful Vancouver BC always leads to numerous culinary adventures—from the best fish and chips at Pajo’s in Steveston, to the amazing home cooked meals from Uncle Dennis.…

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  • Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe

    January 27, 2018Van

    Japanese Curry is probably the most delicious British Food in existence. Yes-thats right. This delicious staple of Japanese Cuisine was originally adopted by the Japanese Navy from the British Navy as a way to avoid a vitamin B deficiency. Thank goodness they did, because this dish is a hit in any culture. After years of…

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Pho (Phở Gà Recipe)

    January 3, 2018Van

    This Vietnamese chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food.  The broth is fragrant and delicious, it’s no wonder that it’s growing in popularity worldwide. My version is made with bone broth so you also reap all the wonderful health benefits from the broth as well. There’s no need to go out to a restaurant…

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  • Din Tai Fung Pork Chop Fried Rice Recipe

    December 22, 2017Van

    One of my favorite things to get at Din Tai Fung is their Pork Chop Fried Rice. After several attempts of reverse engineering the recipe, I think I have perfected their deep fried pork chops. Hopefully you’ll try out my copycat recipe and let me know how you think it compares to Din Tai Fung.

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  • Instant Pot Beef Pho Recipe (Phở Chín / Brisket Pho)

    November 27, 2017Van

    Pho may be the most beneficial thing that came from the unanimously unpopular French occupation of Indochina. Pho, Banh Mi, Coffee, Banh Xeo—all of these and many more make Vietnamese Cuisine the only asian culinary culture directly shaped by European influence. In fact—the use of beef in Vietnam was scarce before the French demanded this…

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