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Sea Tangle Noodle Slaw with Vietnamese Dressing

crunchy, tart, crisp, slippery, sweet, savory, tangy and spicythis is my new favorite salad.  i’ve had it every day for a week.   by it’s self, a great light snack or lunch, but topped with shrimp, shredded chicken, BBQ’d salmon?..a delicious, filling, low fat, low calorie meal.  fresh and easy when you have some made up in the fridge.   …

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Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Dessert…easy

super easy, clean and tasty cool dessert for a summer party. OR…just kick start your day, maybe brighten a June gloom afternoon… coffee jelly, or JELLO as we call it, is a popular dessert in Asia.  in Japan they serve it black, slightly sweetened in a cup…or sometimes offer it with ice cream or in milkshakes.  it’s even served with …

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Banh Gan…Vietnamese Flan with Espresso

and so continues my fascination into the Vietnamese culinary world.  there are so many sweets and savories that i find interesting, odd, delicious and dare i say…just a bit SCARY? scary is what keeps me coming back for more. this Vietnamese treat is strangely addicting.  i’ve made it 4 times now with different recipes each time.  one better than the …

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Vietnamese Coffee…bold and sweet

it begins with a hefty dollop of sweetened (guilty pleasure) condensed milk.. then a 2T. pour… and a 20 second wait… followed by 190F degree pour and a 4 minute drip… a slight sweet stir…    and you have a delectable”Phin-filter” brewed, strong,  bold, yet smooth Vietnamese coffee with a sweet creamy finish from the thick sweetened milk. some like to …

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