Mushroom soup tastes just like home

Despite the freezing temperatures brought about by the cold weather over the holidays, my family and I were able to stay warm by eating exorbitant amounts of hot soupy food. In addition to making that awesome c...

Vietnamese curry

Before I even made it home to be with family for the holidays, my mom had already informed me about what she planned to cook. She started by asking me if I missed this certain dish and whether or not I remember...
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Mung bean pudding

After three straight hours of baking cookies for friends this evening, I began to think of one of my favorite desserts my mom makes for me that I have yet to master: mung bean pudding. Though I haven’t yet dab...
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Vietnamese pan-fried noodles

On a recent visit home before Thanksgiving, my mom made sure to tell me not to eat anything on my way home because she would have food waiting for us when we get there. Happily looking forward to the food ahea...
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Mom’s turkey soup

A dish that my family looks forward to seemingly more than the Thanksgiving turkey itself is the prospect of another amazing dish involving turkey: turkey and cabbage soup. In fact, even before my mom cooked t...
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Lemongrass chicken (ga xo xa ot)

As I browsed through the Asian market before making dinner this evening, my eyes found some fresh lemongrass. Naturally, this reminded me of one of my mom’s dishes. Which then led to the loud sigh that follow...

Vietnamese sour fish soup (canh chua)

With the cold weather approaching (and then suddenly not approaching, and then once again inevitably approaching…wait for it), I’ve begun to crave soupy food. More specifically, spicy soupy food. Even more sp...