Soup

  • Instant Pot Century Egg Rice Porridge Recipe (Cháo hột vịt bắc thảo)

    October 30, 2019Van

    I’ve been making this comforting dish since I was a kid. It was always one of my favorite meals so my mom taught me how to make it when I was 11 years old. I’ve simply converted my family recipe for the Instant Pot and I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Instant Pot Bò Kho Recipe – Vietnamese Beef Stew

    September 28, 2019Van

    When the calendar begins to reach October I have a few things on my mind. First would be Halloween, and decorating for my favorite holiday. Next would be anticipating the time change and adjusting to darkness at dinner time. And finally, I dream of hearty dishes to accompany the cooling weather, and changing of the…

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  • Instant Pot Clam Chowder Recipe

    February 21, 2019Van

    Clam Chowder is one of those foods that brings back so many memories for me. It reminds me of walking down Cannery Row in Monterey, CA where each restaurant fights for the claim to “Worlds Best Clam Chowder.” It’s the perfect food to enjoy in that cold, cloudy, coastal climate with the waves crashing on…

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  • Instant Pot Disneyland’s Blue Bayou Gumbo Recipe

    January 17, 2019Van

    New Orleans Square at Disneyland has the best of everything, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey Beignets (recipe here) and the Gumbo from the Blue Bayou Restaurant and Cafe Orleans. The gumbo is rich and flavorful – made with chicken, andouille sausage, tasso ham and served with rice. Sadly at the Blue Bayou,…

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Pho Recipe (Phở Gà)

    December 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. There’s no need to go out to a restaurant to get this when you can make it right at home with your Instant Pot. If you have an Asian Market…

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  • Instant Pot Vietnamese Crab & Shrimp Udon Noodle Soup (Bánh Canh Cua Tôm)

    June 27, 2018Van

    Bánh Canh Cua is a crab noodle soup dish that’s quite popular in Vietnam. The noodles are hand made with tapioca starch – they look very similar to udon noodles, but are slightly chewier. The noodles are cooked right in the broth which gives the broth a thick consistency more similar to a stew broth.…

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  • Anthony Bourdain’s Mushroom Soup Recipe for Instant Pot

    June 11, 2018Van

    Anthony Bourdain revolutionized the way we think about food. His no holds barred approach to world travel and cuisine introduced me to so many culinary delights I would have lived a full life without experiencing. Due to his immense success as a “travel show” host we forget that he began as a restaurant cook routinely…

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  • Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

    April 8, 2018Van

    Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables so I love making this soup. It’s very simple, fast to put together and it’s absolutely delicious – the flavor of the asparagus really shines in this soup.  You could make a vegan version of this if you substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth and use cashew…

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  • Instant Pot La Brea Bakery Chicken Chili Recipe

    January 30, 2018Van

    Long long ago, there was a restaurant located in my local Macy’s (South Coast Plaza) headed by three famous “Iron Chefs” that operated under the name “Signature Kitchen.” For a period of time this spot served the most deliciously amazing chicken chili. I would often go to the mall for the sole purpose of getting…

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  • Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe – Copycat of Pea Soup Andersen’s

    January 5, 2018Van

    Whenever I’m taking a road trip through California a stop at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton, CA is a must – they have been open since 1924—largely based on the quality of this hearty dish. After all, they’re not called “Pea Soup Andersen’s” for nothing! I love their pea soup so much, I get the…

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