Wedding Wednesday: Where Do We Even Start?

** I know that my nail polish is messed up in the picture. I kinda figured out what was going to happen while we were in the car, so I tried my best to do my nails while we were on the 405.** The fiance and I have been together for over 6 years. We…

Gà nướng – Vietnamese Marinated Grilled Chicken

Every now and then I have mad cravings for Vietnamese food, and the only way to get authentic Vietnamese that tastes like how mom makes it, is to cook it myself. Since my mom thinks cooking takes away from study time (It does), she is still semi-vague with her recipes (there is hope though, she’s…

Mom’s Banh Khot

My mom is an amazing cook (who isn’t ready to share her recipes yet). One of my favorite dishes is a Vietnamese dish called banh khot. If you have ever had one of the big yellow Vietnamese crepes, this is like it’s bit sized brethren. Instead of me spending money on a handful of these…

Xiu Mai aka Vietnamese Meatballs

Food for Four – Xiu Mai Bad news: the Food for Four website seems to be down. Good news: I have my version of the recipe here.  This isn’t the first time I’ve used this recipe, and thank you again Food for Four for another spot on recipe. Xiu mai is a traditional Vietnamese meatball, and…