Instant Pot

  • Copycat Original Tommy’s Chili Sauce Recipe for Instant Pot & Stovetop

    July 2, 2018Van

    If you’re from Southern California you can understand my obsession with Tommy’s Chili Burgers. Their tomato-less chili con carne is very unique to the SoCal Region, often found smothered on anything you can imagine—from fries & hot dogs to burgers. The Original Tommy’s was opened in 1946 by Tommy Koulax. The original location is still…

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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 Corn on the Cob Recipe

    May 28, 2018Van

    I picked up some delicious organic yellow corn at the market for today’s BBQ. I steamed them in the Instant Pot then finished them on the grill (you can steam them with or without the husk). They were absolutely perfect!

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  • Instant Pot Japanese Braised Pork Belly Recipe (Kakuni)

    May 11, 2018Van

    Eating this braised pork belly dish is poetic. The history of this thousand year old dish involves one of Chinas most celebrated poets, Su Dongpo. A poor, not so starving artist who desired the most flavorful pork dish to cure his ails. Dongpo used a low and slow method with wine to achieve the now…

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  • Vietnamese Yogurt with Laughing Cow Cheese Recipe

    May 3, 2018Van

    This Vietnamese Yogurt Recipe is a little different from the standard recipe because it uses Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Cheese. The yogurt is absolutely delicious – it’s still sweet and tart like regular Vietnamese Yogurt, but the cheese adds a whole new depth of flavor –  it adds a very slight savory note to the…

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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Flan Cake Recipe (Chocoflan)

    April 29, 2018Van

    Chocolate Flan Cake is Mexican dessert also known as Chocoflan or Impossible Cake – it’s one of the most delicious desserts consisting of a velvety flan on top of a rich brownie like chocolate cake with a caramel topping. When you put the cake together, you place the chocolate cake batter on the bottom of…

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  • Instant Pot Japanese Beef Curry Recipe

    April 27, 2018Van

    Japanese Curry is a huge hit in my household. We usually make the Chicken Katsu Curry (recipe here), but this week I changed things up and made a delectable beef curry – which is the most popular curry dish in Japan. The immediate difference when using beef is the richness in the flavor. All that…

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  • Oui French Style Strawberry Yogurt Recipe

    April 26, 2018Van

    Oui Yogurt is the “French Style” yogurt made by Yoplait – the yogurt is set directly in little glass pots creating a velvety creamy texture. I created a copycat of their Vanilla flavor last month (recipe here) – it was a huge hit, several people have requested the fruit bottom version. Hopefully you’ve been saving…

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  • Instant Pot Almond Milk Recipe

    April 24, 2018Van

    This is a very easy and quick way to make almond milk with the help of your Instant Pot. Normally you have to soak raw almonds for 12 hours or overnight (if you’re looking for a Raw Almond Milk recipe, link here). I’ll use this method when I need almond milk quickly and I haven’t…

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