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Recipe: Vietnamese Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

Recipe: Vietnamese Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

The salmon steak reminds me of Vietnamese Sour Soup, one of the childhood dishes my mother would make. While Vietnamese Sour Soup is commonly made with catfish, my mother often substituted salmon steak. So when I saw salmon steak on sale recently while grocery shopping, I picked up a piece and decided to put together...

Mock Chicken Stew

I was browsing through my photo library and came across this vegetarian stew I made a while back. I figured I would post the recipe. This stew uses this mock chicken product I came across at the Asian supermarket. It is really just rolled tofu skin (or bean curd), found in a vacuum-sealed package and...

Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients: 2.7 lbs beef chuck (cubes) salt and pepper olive oil 2 tbsp butter (melted) 2 pearl onions (chopped into eighths) 4 tbsp minced garlic 2 tbsp tomato paste 0.5 lb mushrooms, thinly sliced 3 tbsp flour 1/4 tsp thyme, oregano, and basil 1/8 tsp allspice 2 tsp red wine vinegar, to taste 3 cups...

Oxtails… Pt 2

Caribbean-style Oxtails This recipe was retrieved from FoodNetwork.com. It is from an episode of Emeril Live. I was never a crazy fan of Emeril Lagassee. I found the whole “BAM” thing to be quite annoying after a while. I decided to give this recipe a try and made a few slight modifications. This recipe worked...

Oxtails… Pt 1

Oxtail stew is amazing. I think it is probably my favorite dish to order at Caribbean restaurants. Luckily for me, about a mile away from where I was staying in Pittsburgh was the Royal Caribbean Restaurant (128 Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15229). It is a small colorful restaurant with a very friendly staff and a...

Tofu, Seaweed, Spinach Soup

Here’s a recipe for a healthy light soup. It is quick and simple. Ingredients: 8 ounces of soft tofu (cut into little cubes) baby spinach 1 ounce dried seaweed (wakame) 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoon minced ginger salt and pepper, to taste (some sliced...

Kimchi Stew (Kimchi jjigae)

Winter weather can really get to me sometimes. I would find myself waddling around the apartment in a heavy fleece robe and thick winter socks, and still feeling a little bit chilly. Here’s a dish that’s perfect for minus degree weather. This recipe is from my roommate. This is a Korean dish that is easy...