• Noodles,  Vietnamese

    Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup (Bún Riêu)

    There’s something incredibly comforting about a bowl of tomato and meatball soup on a gloomy day. Its hearty flavors balance perfectly with the heaps of fresh herbs. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients! Most of them are just herbs, and you definitely don’t need all of them. For a casual bowl, you can just top it with scallions or mint and call it a day. With the growing popularity of the Instant Pot, you can definitely use it to prepare the stock. It will be ready in just 30 minutes! How does that sound? Why not give it a try?    Ingredients Serves 8-10 Stock 3 pounds…

  • Meat,  Quick & Easy,  Vietnamese

    Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

    This dish is my go-to easy meal prep recipe. You can make this in large batches and it’s extremely versatile. With this simple protein, you can make rice plates, vermicelli bowl, spring rolls, fried rice… the possibilities are endless. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!    Ingredients 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs 3 stalks lemongrass (~3 tablespoons prepared) 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons shallots -OR- any onion, minced 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar Ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, grape-seed, etc) Scallion, sliced for garnish, optional Fried garlic, for garnish, optional (You can buy these at…