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Vegetarian Pho Recipe

January in Brooklyn. Approximately a few days after we’ve moved to New York in the middle of winter, Dave and I had been out all day furniture shopping to fill up our desolate, frigid apartment. To say it was a “cold” night was an understatement, […]

Vegetarian Claypot

Ingredients 1 cup fresh pineapple slices 4 vegetarian fish, firm tofu, deep fried tofu, or king oyster mushroom 1/2 a shallot (1/4 cup) 2 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon cooking rice wine 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon mushroom seasoning […]

Artichoke Soup

I was lucky enough to grow up in a household in which my grandma would do most of the cooking. I remember looking forward to an after-school school pick-me-up of fresh spring rolls packed with homegrown herbs, crunchy lettuce and cucumber hustled back on the Downtown […]

How To Cut A Durian

Durian is definitely an acquired taste. Our aunts and uncles say it’s three time’s a charm when trying to get past the pungent smell and truly appreciate the deep flavor of durian. After much skepticism and literally three courageous tries, I definitely agree with them. You […]

How To Cut A Jackfruit

Tools 1 pair of gloves 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 serrated knife 1 napkin   

How To Cut A Pineapple

Directions Slice top of the pineapple. Position pineapple vertically and slice the skin off by sliding your knife from the top to bottom. Turn the pineapple on it’s side and cut the bottom of the pineapple off. In diagonal sections remove the eyes of pineapple […]

Green Bean Stir Fry

A light, tasty vegetable stir fry is always a great idea to pair with a standard rice bowl dinner. Green beans, in my opinion, taste best when crunchy and this recipe surely packs a punch with a mixture of crackling-sound-inducing and succulent ingredients.  Ingredients 10 […]

Cucumber Mushroom Soup

In Vietnam cucumbers are used in many dishes including soups. Since cucumbers are in season, we decided to make this soup that’s as light as the summer breeze. Ingredients 3 quarts water 1 1/2 sliced cucumber (3/4 inch slices) 8 pieces dried or fresh mushroom […]

Tofu Stuffed Peppers

There are dishes growing up in a Chinese household that are known simply as “rice dishes”. Usually comprised of a vegetable and protein (in this case tofu), topped with a bold sauce that infuses and accentuates every time a morsel of rice hits your taste […]