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Hot Chocolate for a Warm Christmas

 Savoring a hot chocolate while having a chat with your loved ones by the fireplace (or a heater in most of our cases) on a gloomy, freezing winter day has never been a new idea. Probably because it doesn’t require much effort or originality.  With some mere kettle-boiling and stirring skills, everybody can have a […]

Healthy Avocado Smoothie

Hi everyone, I’m now living in the mountain area, which has nine months of snow in a year. I’m getting used to this and the weather didn’t bother me that much. It just helped me to understand and to appreciate the summer more than ever.

My own Banh mi (Vietnamese – style Sandwich)

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to be back and introduce my way of making Banh mi (Vietnamese-style sandwich), which is really famous around the world. Beside Pho, I would say Banh mi (Vietnamese-style sandwich) is one of the must-try food items for you when you’d like to know about Vietnamese cuisine. In my last entry, […]

Do chua – Vietnamese pickled Daikon (radish) and carrots

Hi everyone, Today I’d like to introduce you one of the fastest ways to make pickles. In Vietnam, we have so many kinds of pickles from a variety of different ingredients. The way we make pickles is much simpler with just a few ingredients, but still yummy. Here comes the quickest daikon (radish) pickles dish […]

Pho Bo – Vietnamese Beef Noodles

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to introduce one of our most well-known dishes – Pho (Phở) or Vietnamese noodles. Most of my foreign friends know about Vietnamese cuisine as Pho and they love it. It’s not easy to cook a delicious bowl of Pho but it’s not that hard, I guess. So I thought you […]

My ultimate Flan (caramel custard)

I’ve made flan or caramel custard for thousand times and this is one of my hubby’s favorite dishes. So you can tell why I love making flan, huh? Lol … People usually mention flan as a French dessert, but in this entry I’d like to introduce the way Vietnamese people make flan. It’s simple but […]

Vietnamese shredded chicken salad (Goi Ga Xe Phay)

In Vietnam, we have a very special kind of chicken, which is raised naturally and so the meat is tender, but not tough, especially for the chicken breast. Those Vietnamese chicken (called Gà di), are small with the weight of only about more than 1 kg each. Eating chicken in Vietnam is sort of expensive […]

Gỏi mực – Vietnamese Squid Salad

There is no Asian market in the place that I’m living now. So it’s kind of hard for me to follow all the dishes that I love to eat like the time back in Vietnam. Sometimes, we come down to Denver, which is 2.5 – hour driving away from here to go shopping at Asian […]

Homemade Fresh Lemon Iced Tea

My husband and I love Lemon Iced Tea so much, even under the temperature of – 30 degrees Celsius ( – 22 degrees F) right now. However, not until I came to the US, I could understand what the difference between lemon and lime is. To me, as my English teacher taught me, Lemon is […]

Hunting in the US – After the shot (Part II)

Hi everybody, After I posted the first part of Tom’s story about hunting, I received a lot of comments. Thank you so much and here is the second part. I thought going hunting and getting an animal is difficult, but the next part is much more complicated. What should we do right after the shot […]