Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Better Late Than You Tube Channel is now online!

I realized I have been neglecting this blog for so long and i'm sorry for the lack of post.  I have been thinking of what direction I should take with my blog and how I can make it better.  Nowadays video tutorials are so popular and I realized how much more better they are when it come cooking tutorials.  For those reasons I will now start uploading cooking tutorials on You Tube.  I will still keep this blog so I can share the background of each recipes because I still want to be able to spread awareness and educate the Vietnamese culture through Vietnamese food and cooking.  

Thank you so much for all your support and love throughout the years and I hope you will continue to support me with my You Tube channel.  My very first cooking video will be one my childhood favorite Mi Xao.  Please subscribe to and share my channel, and leave feedback and request for future videos!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gỏi Cuốn Chay - Vegetarian Spring Roll

I've been on a vegetarian fast for the past two weeks, this is absolutely one of my favorite vegetarian dish!  It's healthy, simple, and fast to make.  You can pretty much use any kind of vegetables you like.  Enjoy!

2 cup of sliced cabbage
1 cup of shitake mushroom
1/2 cup of julienned carrot
1  cup of julienned tofu
1/2 cup of wood ear mushroom (reconstitute with warm water beforehand)
iceberg lettuce (cut into smaller pieces)
minced garlic
peanut butter
hoisin sauce
pickled carrots (optional)
vermicelli noodle (optional)
soy sauce
cooking oil
rice paper

1.  In a large pan add about 2 tablespoon of cooking oil and saute the minced garlic.  Add the wood ear mushroom because that takes the longest to cook > shitake > tofu > carrots > cabbage.  Cook until everything is tender.  Season with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.

2.  Have the rice paper, iceberg lettuce, noodle, herbs ready to roll.

3.  In a sauce pan add 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoon of peanut butter, 4 tablespoon of hoisin sauce, and sriracha to your liking.  Let everything dissolve and marry together on medium heat.  You can add pickled carrots to your sauce.

4.  Enjoy with the yummy peanut sauce.