Samosas

Samosa, Sambusa, or samboksa is a fried or baked dish with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, peas, cheese, minced lamb or minced chicken. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular in shape. Indian samosas are usually vegetarian, and often accompanied by a mint chutney. Samosas are a popular entrée, appetizer or snack in the local cuisines of the Arabian

Read More >

Promotion @ Đèn Lồng Restaurant

For those of us who feel too tired and lazy to cook a Vietnamese meal at home after all the Tet festivities : Den Long Restaurant is here to help you, with 15% discount on their entire menu! 130 Nguyen Trai, Ben Thanh, District 1 Hotline: 093 3180316 Visit their Facebook page  

Read More >

Let Them Eat (Cup)cake!

Red velvet cupcakes is a bit of melt-in-your-mouth heaven on earth Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Cupcakes have to be among the most versatile, easy to make desserts around—and they’re a lot of fun to decorate! They’ve been around for a long time—the history of cupcakes dates way back to the late 19th century. They were

Read More >

You’ll Flip Over These

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and every traveler knows that it’s the hardest part of your daily routine to change. No matter which part of the world you’re from, if you’re living overseas, the last thing you want to face when you wake up every morning is

Read More >

For the Love of Cod

Basquaise in the deliciousness of this fish course Everyone knows the feeling – when you’re away from home for a long time, all you can think about is what you’re going to eat when you get back. My job gives me the chance to prepare and sample culinary creations from around the world, but it’s

Read More >

Food for a Cause

Be part of the solution for children who suffer from heart disease I was born in Vietnam during a very violent and difficult era, and I still have many painful memories of what it was like for the children who suffered at that time from the effects of conflict and poverty. One of the painful

Read More >

The Long and Short of It

It has to be one of my favorite dishes of all time – braised short ribs, American comfort food for the soul. This is something I just love making at home for my family, and its rich flavor is perfect for the winter. Of course, now that I live in Saigon, I follow the local

Read More >

It’s Smokin’

Make this smoked salmon appetizer at your next shindig and get raves For over eight years in the US, I worked as a caterer at events ranging from small intimate soirées to the Oscars after-parties. While the tastes and styles were vastly different from one event to the other, some items were always welcome –

Read More >

Candy Crush Crudité

How a smartphone game inspired healthy cooking for kids A few years ago, my daughter contracted the deadly H1N1 virus. She was in a hospital for over three weeks – truly a dreadful time for my wife and me. Seeing our three-year-old on a hospital bed riddled with plastic tubing and with a fever that

Read More >

Raise the Steaks

With lots of steak smothered in melted cheese, it’s easy to see why Philadelphia is proud to put its name on it Living far from home is never easy. After being away from the States for an entire year now, I’ve found there’s a whole lot of stuff I really miss. Out of all of

Read More >