Vietnamese foods

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Steamed Dungeness crab

Steamed Dungeness crab


– Dungeness crab : 2

– Beer : 2 cup

– Ginger : 3 slice

– Lemon lime, salt, pepper

Start :

– Use sauce pan. Turn the heat on ( high heat ). Put Dungeness crab to that pan, add 2 cup of beer and ginger, put a lit, reduce heat to medium heat. Cook for 12 minutes then turn the heat off, carefully pour all the water come out, put the lid back and wait for 2 minutes. Done !

– Mix salt, pepper and lemon lime to make a paste.

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Avocado smoothie

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Ingredients :

– Avocado : 02

– Milk or half half cream : 35 ml

– Sugar : 2 tablespoon

– Ice cube : 1/2 cup

– Ice cream : 1/2 cup

Start :

– Put avocado into a blender, add milk, sugar and start mixing until smooth.

– Add ice cube and start mix for 3 more minutes.

– Served with ice cream

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Fried chicken wings

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Ingredients :
– 5 large chicken wings
– Soy sauce: 3 tablespoons
– Red chilly : 1 ( chopped )
– Green onion : 1
– Canola oil
– Chopped garlic : 1 clove
– Sugar : 1 teaspoon
– Pepper : 1/2 teaspoon
Start :
– Mix soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cold water, garlic, red chilly. sugar, pepper and chicken wings into a zip lock bag. Start squeeze for 2 minutes and let it stand for at least 10 minutes.
– Add 2 table spoon oil to a nonstick pan. High heat. Add chicken wings and let it stand for 2 minutes ( each side ) Pour the juice come out from chicken in a zip lock bag to a pan. Reduce heat to medium- low heat. Cook for 15 minutes each side.
– The juice left, it tasted good but too much oil. I add green onion and 2 tablespoon of cold water. Cook for 2 minutes and turn off. Pour it to a small cup and wait until oil and sauce separate. Carefully use a small spoon and eliminate those fat. That good, you can eat chicken without worrying about fat, oil ….
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How to make Hong Kong egg tarts – Dan tat

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I copy this egg filling recipe from Vietnamese‘s website ( please follow this link ) but the crust looks thick, I don’t want it too doughy so I try another recipe from a Chinese girl – Loveegateau. Please follow this link

So this is the complete recipe I copied :

Ingredients : **

**This recipe was copied from loveegateau

Yields about 10 standard egg tarts
-water dough-
flour 75g
egg yolk 20g
cold water 30g

-butter dough-
flour 75g
cold butter 100g

Egg White Filling
3 Large eggs
200g milk

Simple Syrup
80g sugar
60g water

Microwave it and stir until sugar dissolves.

I made extra egg filling with egg white and egg yolk, it was really good too.

Egg filling :

– Milk : 230 ml

– 3 large eggs

– 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Pure vanilla extract

Start :

+ Dough :

– Oil dough : Mix butter and four by food processor then wrap it by nylon food wrap.

– Water dough : Mix all ingredients and stir, I have to add a little bit more flour to roll the dough easier.

– Fold and wrap – Wrap and fold

Roll water dough to form a diamond shape then put oil dough in a middle and wrap it up. refrigerator for 10 minutes

Roll the dough and fold, refrigerator again ………4 times

+ Filling :

– Egg white or egg filling :

Mix all ingredient then strain the mixture through a fine chinois to remove any lumps 

Start baking at 400 degree F for 20 minutes


Corn cake for vegetarian

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Ingredients :

– Fresh sweet corn : 2

– Hot chilly powder, black pepper, salt

– Chopped green onion

– Chopped cilantro

Milk : 10 ml

Flour : 5 oz

Canola oil

Start :

– Use a cheese knives slice sweet corn ( please see slideshow )

– Add 1.5 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon hot chilly powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and milk then mix with sweet corn

– Add chopped cilantro, green onion and start frying

– Served with salad or mashed potatoes

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Grilled pork ribs with tamarind sauce

Grilled pork tenderloin with tamarind sauce

Ingredients :

– Tamarind : 2 tablespoons

– Pork ribs : 2 pounds

– Chopped garlic : 5 glove

– Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons

– Fish sauce : 3 tablespoons

– Pure honney : 1/2 tablespoon

– All purpose flour : 1/2 tablespoon

Start :

– Mix soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, half of chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of cold water => sauce then add pork ribs . Let it stands for 30 minutes .

– Start grilling until it gold and brown, brush sauce after every 3 minutes until it done.

– Mix sauce, tamarind and four together = > tamarind sauce

– Add tablespoon canola oil and garlic to a cooking pan. Add tamarind sauce , cook for 3 minutes. ( you can add more water if you want )

Done !

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Steak salad combo – Why not ?


I love steak but I want to lose weight so I have to eat salad for dinner. Let’s combines !

Ingredient :

– Lettuce

– Strip loin steak

– Tomato : 1

– Chopped onion

– Lemon lime

– Salt, pepper, hot sauce, olive oil

– 1 table spoon of milk

Start :

– Add 1 teaspoon of hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, milk, pepper, 2 teaspoon of olive oil and steak – cut into small piece to a large bowl. Mix all together and let it stands for 15 minutes.

– Add a table spoon of canola oil to a pan ( high heat ) => Add chopped onion , cook until light brown => add steak, cook for another 2 minutes. Wait until it cool.

– Ready to be served :

In a large bowl I add lettuce, tomato, steak and 1 table spoon of lemon lime.  Done

I can eliminate fat and protein and please my palate at the same time . Yay


Steamed shrimp

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Coming home and there is nothing to eat. Burger, frozen foods ? ………. No.

I was thinking seafood which is ready to be served right in my kitchen.

Ingredients :

– Frozen shrimp : raw or steamed ( 10)

– An egg ( or not )

– Oyster sauce – or you can try salt and pepper

– Ginger, red chilly : sliced

Start :

– Soaking shrimp into cold water 3 – 4 times, let it stand for 10 minutes on paper towel.

– Place shrimp into a bowl, sprinkle salt and pepper, add ginger , red chilly, insert steaming basket and start steaming. OR

Place shrimp into a bowl, add oyster sauce, an egg in the middle, ginger, red chilly and put them into a steaming pot for 7 minutes.

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New style tofu – 3 bucks dinner for vegetarian

New style tofu

One day you go to a market and saw somebody buy TOFU…… what ?! How can people eat those, It taste like feet. Forget it, most of my friend hate tofu, they said if you want to know how does tofu taste just try to eat paper, lol.  But right after they try this new style tofu, they love it. ^_^

Ingredient :

– Silk tofu

– Soy sauce

– Chopped green onion

– Sugar

– cornstarch : 1 tea spoon

Start :

– Put tofu into a bowl ( without water ) then put it into a water steamer. If you don’t have one, try a sauce pan with a little water then put tofu bowl inside, medium high heat and slowly warm up your tofu.

– Add 2 tablespoon of soy sauce in to a small bowl, 1 table spoon of water, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, a little bit of sugar ( some kind of soy sauce is very salty ) then mix together.

– Use a small pan, add few drop of olive oil then add green onion. Stir a little bit and add soy sauce. ( low-medium heat )

– Serve : Carefully take the tofu of of the steamer, add sauce …….then you’re done

Very healthy, easy make you full, supper supper low calories and doesn’t that much money.


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Raw Oyster

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You love oyster, one day you walk in to a restaurant and order a dozen —– cha-ching, oh my God, It’s very expensive.

If you are living in Maryland, Canada or California or anywhere that you can find raw oyster in a market …. let’s buy some raw and please your tummy ^_^

I’ll show you a very special style eating oyster with hot, sour and so dawn tasty.

Ingredients :

– Raw oyster

– Fish sauce

– Lemon lime

– Chilly sauce

– Red chilly pepper, a piece of ginger, a clove of garlic

– Sugar

Start :

– Sauce : Add  2 tablespoon of fish sauce, 2 tablespoon of warm water, 2 tablespoon of sugar and mix together.

Chopping ginger, garlic and red chilly pepper until very small piece then mix if with fish sauce.

– Rinse raw oyster under water

– Use a non sharp knife to open them

– Add half teaspoon lemon lime to each one of them.

– Add half teaspoon sauce to each oyster and ………..try, you gonna love it !

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