Friday, June 12, 2015

Shaved Ice with Fruits and Grass Jelly (Da Bao Trai Cay Suong Sao)

Shaved Ice with Fruits and Grass Jelly (Da Bao Trai Cay Suong Sao)

Grass Jelly
1/4 cup Tapioca Pearls
2 cups Shaved Ice
Condensed Milk

First, let's cook the tapioca pearls.  Boil some water and add in the Tapioca Pearls.  Once it floats to the top and has a translucent color.  Drain out the water.  Cut your fruits into bit size pieces. 
Using your shaved Ice machine make about 2 cups of shaved Ice. 

To assemble, add about 1-2 cups of shaved ice into a bowl.  Add in some Grass Jelly.  Then add in some Fruits. Sprinkle on top the Tapioca Pearls. 
Drizzle the condensed milk to your taste and enjoy. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Grass Jelly Drink with Thai Basil Seed Recipe (Nuoc Suong Sao Hot E)

Grass Jelly Drink with Thai Basil Seed Recipe (Nuoc Suong Sao Hot E)

Grass Jelly
Grass Jelly Black 1 package 50g
5 cups Water

Grass Jelly White 1 package 50g
6 cups Water

Drink Ingredients:
2 cups Water
Grass Jelly
Rock Sugar (to taste)
1 Tbsp. Thai Basil Seeds
1-2 Pandan Leaves

In a sauce pan, add in 5 cups water and 50g of Grass Jelly Powder.
Using medium heat, stir until it starts to thickens.  Once it's smooth with no lumps. Pour into your molds.
Set aside and let it set.

Next is the White Grass Jelly. In a sauce pan add in 6 cups of Water and 50g of White Grass Jelly Powder.
Again using medium heat stir until smooth. Then pour into mold, set aside to let it set.

Chill it in the fridge for at least an 1 before using.

To make the drink you will need 2 cups of Water, Grass Jelly, some Rock Sugar (you can also use white sugar or honey),
1 Tbsp. Thai Basil Seeds and 1-2 Pandan Leaves tie into a knot.

In a sauce pan add in 2 cups of Water.  Using medium heat add in the Rock Sugar to your taste.
Wait for it to melt.  Add in the Pandan Leaves and 1 Tbsp. Thai Basil Seeds.
Once the seeds is clear with a black dot in the middle remove from heat and let it cool completely.

Using a hand held blender, add some Grass Jelly into a glass and pulse it 1-2 times.
This will break the Grass Jelly into small pieces. You can also use a spoon instead of a blender.

Once the mixture has cool down, pour it in with the Grass Jelly. Mix and chill in the fridge.  Pour into a glass and serve.  You can add ice if you would like.
Enjoy this easy and refreshing Grass Jelly drink.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Flower Hot Dog Buns (Banh Mi Xuc Xich Bong)

Flower Hot Dog Buns (Banh Mi Xuc Xich Bong)

2 1/4 cup Bread Flour
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Active Yeast
3 Tbsp. unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Water (add more as needed)
Egg Wash
6 Hot Dogs
1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
1/3 cup chopped Green Onions

Heat up 3/4 cup Water make sure it's about 95-110 degrees F.  Add in 2 tsp. Active Yeast.
Give it a quick mix and set aside.
In a bowl add in 2 1/4 cup Bread Flour.  Add 2 Tbsp. Sugar.  Add 1/2 tsp. Salt.   Mix well.
Once the water mixture with the yeast is ready pour into bowl. Add 3 Tbsp. melted Unsalted Butter.
Add 1 Egg. Mix and knead into a dough. If it seems too dry add in 1-3 tsp. of water at a time.
Make sure the dough is semi-sticky.
Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm area for 1 hr or until it doubles in size.
Once it has double in size take it out and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Take 1 pieces roll it out flat.
Wrap around the hot dog and pinch the ends.
Now using a knife, cut 8 slits make sure it goes through the hot dog, but not the bottom of the dough.
To make it into a flower, twist each section like this. When you get to the end place the last one in the middle.
Repeat until you have all 6 flower buns. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper.  Cover with plastic wrap to let it rise again. this should take about 1 hr.
Now spread some Egg wash over each flower buns.  Sprinkle some Shredded Cheese and chopped Green Onions.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12-15 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Che Xoai Bot Bang (Mango Pudding with Tapioca Pearls)

Che Xoai Bot Bang (Mango Pudding with Tapioca Pearls)

1 Mango
1/2 cup Tapioca Pearls
1/4 cup Mung Bean
1/2 cup Sugar
Vanilla Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 cups Water
3 Tbsp. Coconut Milk

Cut 1 Mango into small pieces. Soak the Tapioca Pearls and Mung Bean for about 30 minutes. Rinse the Mung Bean a few times and drain out the water.
Boil 2 cups Water, add 1/2 cup Tapioca Pearls. Let it simmer until the Tapioca Pearls are semi clear add in the Mung Bean.
Add 3 Tbsp. Coconut Milk. Add 1/2 cup Sugar or to taste. Add some Vanilla Sugar and a pinch of Salt. Let it simmer until the Tapioca are clear.
Remove from heat let it cool completely.  Put in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving and top with Mango. You can also add ice.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Coca Cola Chicken Wings (Canh Ga Coca) Coke Chicken Wings Recipe

Coca Cola Chicken Wings (Canh Ga Coca)

2 lbs. Chicken Wings
3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1/3 tsp. Dark Soy Sauce
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1 chopped Green Onion
1/2 tsp. Rice Cooking Wine
1 Coke Bottle 12 oz.

Marinate the chicken, remember to rinse the chicken before marinating.
Add 1/2 tsp. Rice Cooking Wine. Add 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce. Add 1/3 tsp. Dark Soy Sauce. Add 1 tsp. Garlic Powder.
Add 1 tsp. Black Pepper. Mix well cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, using a large pan add in some oil just enough to coat it.  Add in 1 tsp. minced Garlic.
Saute until slightly brown.  Add in the marinated chicken wings.  Pan fry it, remember to turn the wings to cook evenly.
Once it has a slight golden color, open a 12oz. Coke Bottle.  Pour it into the pan.  Let it simmer until it starts to caramelized.
This takes several minutes. Once it thickens add some chopped Green Onions.  Mix and remove from pan to serve.